AEW has a lot of attention-grabbing stars on their roster, but few are able to garner the attention that MJF has on a weekly basis. The Salt of the Earth is also paid very well to be a part of Tony Khan’s company, and that has obviously taken him to a much higher tax bracket.
During an appearance at Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling Squared Circle Expo, MJF bragged about how much money he is pulling in. According to MJF, he’s a millionaire, but he’s getting close to a billion.
“Honestly, I’m getting close to a B [Billions], right now I’m in the Ms [Millions], but I’m getting close to a B,” he said.
MJF also said that he is able to afford a private jet, but Tony Khan didn’t give him one. He earned it with the money that AEW pays him to be a featured part of their roster.
“Of course, I have a private jet. Based off the money he is giving me, I was able to afford a private jet, but he didn’t just gift me the private jet.”
When asked if Tony Khan has ever given MJF financial advice, the AEW World Champion was very blunt in his response. “I don’t ask Tony Khan for advice about anything. That’s not a real thing,” he retorted.
Tony Khan might be able to give other AEW stars guidance, but MJF isn’t interested. Instead, he will do his own thing, and that usually involves asking for forgiveness instead of permission.
We’ll have to see if the bidding war of 2024 sees MJF decide to take another deal with AEW or seek out his fortunes elsewhere. Either way, it doesn’t seem that MJF is too keen on taking anyone’s advice, no matter how valuable it might be.
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