MJF might be two years away from testing the free agency market and Tony Khan would love to extend that deal just now.
In a recent podcast episode Will Washington of Fightful gave us some information on how the AEW locker room currently feels about MJF’s contract situation.
“I did some digging around as well. I asked multiple people around in AEW and I did get one person who gave me a quote they said I am free to use. So basically, there’s not a whole lot of people on MJF’s side of this I am gathering. The one thing I heard from somebody that said, ‘Look his deal is his deal. Changing the terms of an existing deal while in the middle of it would set a horrible precedent and If he wants new money then sign a new deal.’ The idea I gave..what they’re saying here is, yeah if MJF in the middle of his deal can simply say actually, I’m actually worth this now. Granted, I think he is…but they’re like what would stop anybody else from wanting to change the terms of their deal in the middle of it and not sign a new deal. And also said [the source], ’Tony would be a fool to give him any more money without the guarantee of more years.’ Of course if Tony gives up something on this new deal then he has to get something and so yeah, you sign a new deal, he’s got to tack on a few more years to make it happen. It sounds like he still wants his free agency in 2024.”
Tony Khan doesn’t appear to want to pay MJF more money without the star extending the amount of years currently on his contract at the moment.
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