AEW knew that they wanted to keep MJF around or a long time. That is why they offered him a big deal to back it up.
MMA Fighting has a new interview up with MJF where he talked about AEW, and the faith that the company has in him. While touting his greatness, MJF also revealed that AEW inked him to a five-year-deal.
“And if you don’t make it in AEW, the only person you have to blame is the person you see in the mirror. You’re not being held back in AEW, nobody’s handing me a script in AEW because they know if they did, I’d chew it up and spit in their face. That’s what All Elite Wrestling is. We’re all going out there and we’re doing our thing, we’re doing our version of what we feel the sport of professional wrestling is supposed to be and what I feel the sport of professional wrestling is supposed to be is just me, my face, 24/7 and if we can be honest here, it’s working out for All Elite Wrestling which is why they signed me to a five-year deal.”
MJF signed a deal in 2019 that will apparently see him with AEW until 2024. He will likely do a lot of things during that time. He’s off to a great start already as he even brought accolades to the company for his work on the Le Dinner Debonair segment.
Thanks to Post Wrestling for the quote