Report: WWE's Reaction To MJF-AEW Situation Revealed

How do WWE feel about MJF now?

WWE have been interested in Maxwell Jacob Friedman for some time and Vince McMahon's company seemingly haven't been deterred by the issues between MJF and All Elite Wrestling over Double Or Nothing weekend.

MJF has been frustrated with his AEW contract in recent months, particularly its pay scale, and his unhappiness came to a head over the weekend as Friedman no-showed the Double Or Nothing Fan Fest. A flight out of Las Vegas was then booked for The Salt Of The Earth but he didn't board the plane and worked the Double Or Nothing pay-per-view, losing to Wardlow. 

While MJF's behaviour may have upset some behind the scenes in All Elite Wrestling, Friedman is viewed as such a commodity for WWE that his recent behaviour wouldn't prevent the organisation from acting upon their long-term interest should he become available, according to PWTorch's Wade Keller.  

"A source within WWE with knowledge of MJF's stature among top WWE management indicates MJF is coveted and would likely be given a lucrative contract offer. In fact, it's more than one source giving me information that with a big overlap on this. More than one source says that the treatment Cody has received by WWE on and off-air has given MJF a good impression of how he'd be featured in WWE if he were to make the jump. In other words, if Cody was buried or was given promises that weren't kept, maybe MJF would be handling this differently," Keller began.

"One source in WWE told me that MJF is seen as such a commodity that his recent and tractable behaviour on and off-air with AEW wouldn't deter Vince McMahon from making him a lucrative offer. Although a falling out with AEW could take away considerable leverage for MJF, MJF's value to WWE would remain high. They need people. He's young, he's good, and he'd be paid accordingly, regardless of his reputation in AEW. Now maybe that changes a little bit with the headache that Vince McMahon feels Sasha Banks and Naomi put him through, but maybe not. But his reputation, in general, might take a blow if details about his latest interactions with Khan and AEW reflect poorly on his professionalism."

If AEW and MJF can resolve their differences remains to be seen. A sit-down meeting between Tony Khan and Friedman was planned for earlier this week but there is no word on what happened during their chat. 

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