MJF Addresses AEW Backstage Issues Following Dynamite
MJF cuts a promo following AEW Dynamite
As a babyface turn continues to be teased for MJF, the three-time Dynamite Diamond Ring winner praised Tony Khan following Wednesday's episode of AEW Dynamite while also commenting on the promotion's backstage issues in recent months.
"I'd like to get real real quick with all y'all, real quick. Just give me a second. No bullsh*t. Everybody listen to me real quick. A lot of bullsh*t has gone on, a lot of bullsh*t. We all know it. However, let me make something crystal clear. Me and [Tony], we've been at odds once or twice. I'm not gonna stand here and pretend that's not the case. But there's something I take issue with that I've been seeing lately. Everybody make some noise if you're a fan of professional wrestling. Now, you guys think you're wrestling fans. Imagine for one second, if you had the opportunity to bring your love of professional wrestling out to the world and create an alternative. Would you do it? This man right here busts his ass, week in, week out to give not just you, but to give all the boys in the back an opportunity to show the world how much we love professional wrestling," MJF said.
"This sh*t is not ballet. Every time we get in this ring, we are risking our lives. You people understand that? We don't take that lightly. What I damn sure don't take lightly is somebody coming into my company, dropping trou and taking a dump. That sh*t ain't happening anymore because this is the place. The only reason why it's here is because of Tony f*cking Khan. Without AEW, professional wrestling is a monopoly. Do not get me wrong, I love WWE, trust me, I love WWE. However, hear me out, your favourite wrestlers don't get properly and don't eat properly unless Tony Khan makes that alternative. Now I'm going to finish it with more honesty. Tony, I'm just gonna keep it real with you. I'm carrying this goddamn place on my back. If I were you, I would pay up in the bidding war of 2024. Connecticut, you crazy motherf*ckers better buy this pay-per-view to witness history because MJF is taking home the gold."
All Elite Wrestling has gone through a tumultuous period in 2022 which culminated in a post-All Out backstage fight between The Elite, CM Punk, and Ace Steel. They were suspended following the incident while a third party conducted an investigation into what happened. The Elite are now set to return at Full Gear to challenge for the AEW World Trios Championships. Ace Steel was fired and CM Punk is reportedly in talks over a contract buyout.
Since the fight, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, and Bryan Danielson have very much established themselves as the locker room leaders.
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