• Backstage Heat Between Tony Khan & Top AEW Star After Recent Interview
During an interview with Ariel Helwani, AEW Superstar MJF showed interest in signing with WWE when his contract with All Elite Wrestling expires in 2024.
Below are the highlights:
On his contract situation with AEW:
“So when you’re as talented, as over, and as much of a draw as me, if I want to I can bite off Tony Khan’s fingers. He knows where his bread is buttered.
And if that offends somebody in the locker room, which I know it does, oh well, cry about it. Get more over than me. Oh wait, that’s right, you can’t. Because I’m literally the best talker in the business, and one of the best wrestlers in the history of the business bell to bell.
Because I don’t just spam moves like I’m in a video game, I make people feel something because I’m going out there to win. I’m not going out there to show off.
I’m not going out there to try and make sure that I get all these people talking about my star ratings. No.
If that happens and it’s a by-product of what I do, fantastic. But I didn’t get into this business to hit moves. I got into this business to make money. That’s why I got into this business.
So that’s why I’m not afraid to talk about when my contract is up, January 1st, 2024, and I’m not afraid to stir that pot.”
On interest in him from WWE:
“Again, I know for a fact. It’s already been leaked several times. And even if it wasn’t leaked, I would have known. But legally, I cannot discuss why.”
On whether he will stay in AEW or sign with WWE in 2024:
“I will be wherever the money is. I am leaning, but I can’t say which way, but I’m certainly leaning. There is a frontrunner, and I’m not quite sure it’s the one people would expect, but yes, there is a frontrunner.”
According to Fightful Select, AEW President Tony Khan wasn’t happy with what MJF said in the above interview and they had a heated argument:
“Tony Khan and MJF had a discussion this past weekend that was said to have left both men frustrated.
The conversation stemmed from MJF’s interview with Ariel Helwani, where the two spoke for over an hour, notably about his contract status with AEW. MJF’s deal runs until 2024, which looks to be a major year for pro wrestling free agency.
We’re told that the contract status of MJF is what has left the young star frustrated of late, but that Tony Khan took issue with the interview being set up without notifying AEW’s PR team of such.
Those that we spoke to didn’t think there would have been an issue with the subject matter or the interview in general if that were the case.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 28, 1993) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IX’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Mr. Perfect vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
– Doink The Clown vs. Tom Jones
– Bret Hart/Yokozuna Contract Signing
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Joey Maggs
– WrestleMania IX Report
– The Steiner Brothers vs. Glen Ruth & Dale Wolfe