MJF got the wrestling world talking when he no-showed scheduled fan meet and greet in Las Vegas the day before the AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view. Since then, the reality of the situation has been blended into an on-screen storyline. Things were very serious at the time, however.

Many fans believe the entire situation has been fiction from the start. Other reports point to the contrary. An unspoken agreement to not work certain people in the company led to legitimate concerns about MJF’s safety.

Sean Ross Sapp discussed what he’s learned in a recent Fightful Select audio. At one point, AEW officials even thought about breaking into MJF’s hotel room. There was a genuine thought that something terrible might have happened.

“I heard a little more about the meet and greet from Saturday that he no showed. There were a couple of people involved in that that you absolutely do not work if you’re anybody in the company and that Tony Khan would not work and they had genuine concern for MJF’s safety.


At one point there was discussion of having his hotel room kind of busted into to make sure he was safe and all that. There were a couple of wrestlers who had to stay overtime who were not happy.”

MJF did ultimately show up for his match with Wardlow at Double or Nothing. The following Wednesday, he delivered an infamous promo that brought whatever reality the situation came from into AEW storyline canon. If these reports are true, things did not start out that way.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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