AEW president Tony Khan recently talked about MJF’s contract in an interview with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports, which is set to expire in 2024 and will cause a bidding war between WWE and AEW.
Khan underlined how important it is that there are rumors of a bidding war for an AEW talent: “I think that’s great. I encourage that. I think they should keep talking about him because he’s a wrestler that’s a big part of AEW and is signed here for a few more years. So I think please keep giving us that buzz because he’s been getting great ratings for his segments and those have also been featuring CM Punk pretty regularly as they continue to interact. They’ve had a war of words and now there’ll be on opposite sides of this huge trios match where you got Sting [and] Darby Allin teaming with CM Punk against MJF and FTR. I think that’s great. You know, [WWE] had some wrestlers I really wanted to sign there and I signed him, Bryan Danielson and Adam [Cole] and Ruby Soho.”
The fact that a lot of money will be necessary to sign MJF once 2024 is over is also being used by Friedman himself in promos.