MJF defended his AEW World Title at Worlds End in a highly anticipated match which had a shocking outcome. It’s a known fact that MJF’s contract was going to expire after the event but it hasn’t been confirmed if he’s sticking with the company afterwards. Now, we have more details regarding his future after the event.
In the main event of AEW Worlds End, MJF faced off against Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship. Despite MJF’s determined efforts, which included executing an F5 on Joe, he couldn’t withstand Joe’s relentless offense. Ultimately, Samoa Joe emerged victorious, securing the AEW World Championship.
According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was noted that AEW is doing a storyline with MJF being a free agent by removing him from the roster and keeping him off advertisements for AEW All In this year. Many still believe that MJF signed a long-term deal with AEW last year.
“They are also doing a storyline that MJF is now a free agent. MJF was not advertised for Wembley and was pulled from the roster on the website to play up the idea his contract expired at the end of the year.
“Most believe he had signed a new long-term deal in 2022 although he always denied it.
“One would think it would be crazy to have MJF as champion for almost the entire year of 2023 if his contract ended at the end of the year.
“But Tony Khan put the title on Jon Moxley who was working without a contract, although Moxley at the time was pretty much sure he wasn’t going to WWE and they had an understanding he was staying and they were finalizing the new deal.”
The internal reaction to MJF’s removal was also revealed. The Salt of The Earth is also contemplating shoulder surgery while he remains absent from AEW television. It remains to be seen what will become of MJF in the end.
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