During a special Wrestling Observer Radio show, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez provided an update on the MJF situation.
Meltzer said that MJF’s phone is on but he is not answering calls. Alvarez said, “the rumor that has been out there is that essentially, he wants more money. Tony will offer him more money if, for example, he extends his contract but he doesn’t want to extend his contract. That right there would tell me that he wants out [of AEW].”
Alvarez added, “there’s been a big shift among people in AEW. Not that like they want out. But it’s definitely different in the sense that I get the impression that more people are willing to go [to WWE] if they get like a great offer. Whereas a couple of years ago, it wasn’t like they wouldn’t go if they offered tons of money but they were like so happy to be there [in AEW]. But now that they have seen that Cody’s made a lot of money and he’s like a top guy and he’s getting pushed, now things have absolutely changed in terms of the way that people view potentially going to WWE.”
Meltzer noted that this doesn’t apply to everyone and just because Cody is being pushed doesn’t mean that every person who leaves AEW will be pushed on that same level.
As for MJF, his situation has not changed but if he leaves Las Vegas, then expect an announcement from Tony Khan about Wardlow’s match. As noted earlier, MJF has booked a plane out of Las Vegas that is scheduled to fly into Newark, New Jersey.
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