MJF recently had what may well have been a very real contract negotiation turned into an on-screen storyline for AEW. The company’s top heel no-showed a meet and greet with fans in Las Vegas before the Double or Nothing pay-per-view. MJF was said to have been unhappy about his pay, among other grievances. This is not the first time Max has tried to renegotiate with an employer mid-contract.
Sean Ross Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that MJF incorporated the same tactic while he was working for Major League Wrestling. MLW’s Court Bauer said that things went well when MJF approached him directly about his pay. Friedman ultimately got the raise he wanted.
“Much has been made of MJF’s contract status, and we got a look at how he’s handled this in the past.
When asking those in MLW about the contract he’d signed before coming to Major League Wrestling, it was confirmed he was among the first deals that were signed to the company years ago. As the deal progressed, MJF had felt like he outperformed his Major League Wrestling contract and went directly to Court Bauer to make his case and renegotiate. Court Bauer told Fightful that things went well during and after that talk.
Bauer says MLW gave MJF the raise and believed his points were valid. The conversation was said to have been very professional and easy, and not a difficult decision to come to.”
MJF has been removed from AEW television as well as their online store and roster page. Time will tell whether he was able to work out his real-life issues with Tony Khan. Eventually, the story might play out on our TV screens.
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