MJF has revealed why he chose to sign with AEW over WWE ahead of tonight’s All Out event during which he challenges for the promotion’s World Championship.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Friedman said that AEW was the better option because he wanted to be part of something new, and he knew WWE would try to change him.
“Everybody was making a bid for MJF at that time, that’s not hyperbole, that’s the genuine truth. When people found out my MLW contract was coming up, I was getting contacted by everybody. Deep down, I wanted to be part of something new and something fresh and something where I’d be able to control everything going on with me, because I knew if I went to the other place, and this isn’t me s**tting on the other place, it’s just a fact, they would try to change me, and there is nothing to change.”
MJF challenges Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship tonight, with both men undefeated in singles matches in 2020.
WrestleTalk.com will have live coverage of the pay-per-view tonight, so stay tuned.
Quote via 411Mania