Rumours have surfaced that AEW is playing the long game with current storyline involving MJF.
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW is willing to forego short-term financial gains, evidenced by the fact that they pulled all MJF merchandise from their website, in order to achieve a long-term pay off with the storyline.
While there is some speculation that MJF has signed a contract extension, propelling Tony Khan to go through with the ongoing storyline, Meltzer emphasized that “nobody knows and nobody will know” exactly what MJF and Khan discussed during their meeting after Double or Nothing earlier this month. Meltzer said he expects MJF to eventually return to AEW TV “out of the blue with no warning.” As of this writing, the only certainity is that MJF is under contract with AEW until January 1, 2024.
announcers no longer mention him on TV, and AEW’s social media accounts and YouTube channel have stopped posting MJF-related content. Furthermore, AEW asking Warner Bros. Discovery to pull MJF from promotional spots and commercials for AEW programming, unfollowing MJF on Twitter, and removing his profile page from their website are all strategic moves designed to make people believe he is done with the company.