In a few short years, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has become one of the most polarizing wrestlers of the modern era. Many have called MJF one of the best heels over the past decade, and if you ask MJF he would probably say he’s the best heel in the history of the business.
While speaking with Ariel Helwani, MJF made it clear that he will not be re-signing with AEW until his current contract with the company expires. It’s not uncommon for athletes to test the open market.
“When you’re as talented and over and as much of a draw as me, if I want to, I could bite all of Tony Khan’s fingers. He knows where his bread is buttered. If that offended somebody in the locker room, and I know it does, oh well. Cry about it. Get more over than me. Oh wait, that’s right, you can’t. I’m literally the best talker in the history of the business, I’m one of the best wrestlers in the history of the business, bell to bell, because I don’t just spam moves like I’m in a video game, no, I make people feel something because I’m going out there to win.“I’m not going out there to show off, I’m not going out there to try and make sure I get all these people talking about my star ratings. If that happens and it’s a byproduct of what I do, fantastic. I didn’t get in this business to hit moves, I got into this business to make money. That’s why I’m not afraid to talk about when my contract is up, January 1, 2024, and I’m not afraid to stir that pot. it’s a constant reminder to Tony Khan, ‘I need to step my game up,’ and it’s a constant reminder to WWE, who has extreme interest in me, ‘We’re going to need to make him a serious offer that he can’t refuse. I’m not signing sh*t. No shot. It’s not a test if you know you’re going to win. I got the cheat code. I got the answers on a piece of paper. No, that’s not something I consider, unless the number was absolutely astronomical, but even then, I’m not sure I consider it.”
While in his current contract with AEW, MJF’s stock is sure to keep rising and a bidding war for his services may soon be hand in the near future.
You can hear the full MJF interview below.
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