AEW's Tony Khan Encourages WWE To Keep Talking About MJF
Khan understands why WWE would want MJF
Tony Khan has encouraged WWE to keep talking about and watching MJF amid reports that they could try to sign him from All Elite Wrestling in the future.
Reports have indicated that WWE, at the behest of their television partners USA Network and FOX, are keeping tabs on AEW star MJF and would be interested in trying to sign him when his deal runs out.
MJF has incorporated discourse around potentially leaving AEW for WWE in his recent promos, noting that his current deal runs out in 2024, and AEW president Tony Khan thinks it is a good thing that WWE are keeping tabs on one of his home-grown talent.
Khan notes that wanted to sign, and was able to get, WWE talent such as Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole, and notes that MJF is so good that it's understandable other promotions would want him.
When asked about the rumours, Khan told CBS Sports: "I think that's great. I encourage that. I think they should keep talking about him because he's a wrestler that's a big part of AEW and is signed here for a few more years.
"So I think please keep giving us that buzz because he's been getting great ratings for his segments and those have also been featuring CM Punk pretty regularly as they continue to interact. They've had a war of words and now there'll be on opposite sides of this huge trios match where you got Sting [and] Darby Allin teaming with CM Punk against MJF and FTR. I think that's great.
"You know, [WWE] had some wrestlers I really wanted to sign there and I signed him, Bryan Danielson and Adam [Cole] and Ruby Soho."