Report: Wellness Check For MJF Was Considered Following AEW Double Or Nothing Fan Fest No-Show
There was concern over MJF's wellbeing
Maxwell Jacob Friedman's issues with All Elite Wrestling boiled over during Double Or Nothing weekend as MJF no-showed the promotion's Fan Fest on Saturday, May 28.
Such was the concern about MJF not appearing at the Fan Fest that a wellness check at his hotel room was considered, Sean Ross Sapp reported on the Fightful Backstage Report.
"I heard a little bit more about the meet and greet from Saturday that he no-showed. There were a couple of people that were involved in that you absolutely do not work if you're anybody in the company and that Tony Khan would not work. They had genuine concern for MJF's safety. We're told at one point there's a discussion about having his hotel room kind of busted in to make sure he was safe," Sapp said.
Sapp also noted a couple of wrestlers had to stay over time and they were unhappy about the situation. Meet and greet sales for MJF were also approximately $10,000.
After no-showing the Fan Fest, a flight was reportedly booked for Friedman out of Las Vegas that he did not board, with a report from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter stating the flight was a work if one was booked at all.
MJF then worked his scheduled Double Or Nothing match against Wardlow before The Salt Of The Earth demanded Tony Khan fire him in a pipe bomb promo on the June 1 episode of Dynamite.
Friedman's frustrations with All Elite Wrestling had reportedly built up in recent months after MJF was unhappy about the pay scale in his AEW contract. AEW reportedly made overtures ahead of Double Or Nothing about discussing a new deal, with Tony Khan said to be willing to pay MJF like a top star, but Friedman rejected those advances.
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