AEW World Champion MJF has now reacted to WWE’s sale to Endeavor, and the merger between WWE and UFC.
As confirmed on Monday (April 3), Endeavor has purchased WWE and will merge it into one sports and entertainment company with the UFC.
For a large portion of his AEW career, MJF has hyped up the ‘bidding war of 2024’ teasing that he will leave AEW for the highest bidder – possibly WWE – when his contract expires in 2024.
Speaking with media after being presented with the Key to the Town of Oyster Bay in Long Island, MJF noted that he’s still prepared for there to be a ‘battle of the Khans’, between AEW’s Tony Khan and WWE President Nick Khan.
Discussing the merger, MJF said:
“It’s exciting. A rising tide lifts all ships. The more professional wrestling is in the media, the better, which is why as World Champion.
“The best thing Tony Khan ever did was give me the opportunity to wrestler for the belt and beat that loser Jon Moxley so I can rise the ship that is All Elite Wrestling.
“Now, AEW, when you talk about professional wrestling, you can’t not talk about AEW and you damn sure can’t not talk about Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
“So, I think both companies right now are white hot, I think in my opinion, (holding up AEW World Title) this is THE belt.
“If you want to be at the pinnacle of our profession, as a professional wrestler, this is the belt to win, this is the belt to hold, and I’m the guy to beat.
“Ain’t nobody gonna beat me, because I’m a Long Islander and you can’t beat a Long Islander.
“If you’re asking how often I think about money – often. That’s the answer to the question. It’s a battle of the Khans! We’ll see who wins.
“What I will say right now, I’m very happy to be the face of my promotion. I’m very happy to be the biggest minute-for-minute draw on Wednesday nights by a freakin’ landslide – no offense to anybody else on the roster, it’s just a fact.
“Tony Khan is very fortunate to have me and I have a feeling he’s doing to do whatever it takes to keep it as such.”
Cody Rhodes recently commented on the possibility of MJF following him to WWE, which you can read more about right here.
Transcription via SEScoops.
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