It’s no big secret that MJF is unhappy with his contract situation in AEW as he’s aired his grievances both privately and publicly. MJF has also openly stated that he is interested in joining WWE.
Whether or not we’ll ever see MJF in WWE remains to be seen as his current deal with All Elite Wrestling doesn’t expire until 2024. Chris Jericho recently spoke to talkSPORT about the MJF situation, and he explained why he thinks MJF would be better off staying in AEW.
“Oh absolutely [his character would be watered down in WWE]. He’s better off staying in AEW. But, again, don’t stick your finger in the light socket. You tell a little kid not to do that and they’re going to do it to see what happens. I’m not going to tell anybody not to go elsewhere because I did it. I did it for years. I did it to come to AEW. I walked away from WWE. When I signed my AEW contract Vince McMahon said ‘Can you get out of it?’ – No, you told me to go here! Same thing happened when I left WCW to come to WWE. Sometimes you got to take a chance and if you believe in yourself and you feel you aren’t getting your dues, then you gotta go elsewhere.”
“So if Max, or Cody [Rhodes], if they want to go elsewhere, that’s kind of the way it goes. That’s pro sports and that’s what pro wrestling is. It happens in the NFL, in the NHL, the Premier League – guys come and go. You got to have the best team possible with people that want to be there and if you don’t want to be there, it’s just not going to be conducive to your own performance anyways. Much to people’s surprise, wrestling is a team. We are a team and everyone on the team has to swimming in the right direction. If you’re not, you got to make some changes and it happens every single year in every company. There’s never been a guy bigger than the company from Hulk Hogan to Bret Hart to Shawn Michaels to John Cena to Cody Rhodes. Who even remembers that Cody was in AEW? It was a pretty big deal when he left, but now it’s like we’ve all moved on. Good for him, good for us and now let’s get to the next chapter.”
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