Tony Khan Explains Why He Asked MJF To Return For AEW All Out

Tony Khan on MJF

After three months away, Maxwell Jacob Friedman returned to All Elite Wrestling at All Out, first winning the Casino Ladder Match as a masked joker, before he revealed that he was under the hood following CM Punk's win over Jon Moxley to recapture the AEW World Championship. 

Friedman stood at the top of the entrance ramp as All Out went off the air, signalling that he was coming for Punk's world title. 

Prior to MJF's reveal, a snippet of a Tony Khan phone call played in the arena of the AEW President asking Friedman to come back at All Out as the joker and offering him 'x amount' to make his return.

Speaking at the All Out media scrum, Khan revealed why he asked for Friedman to return, stating: "I'm the one who asked him to come back because MJF is a big star in this company, this is one of the biggest events. A year ago, CM Punk debuted here, and I thought it was right for the fans. For the fans, I thought the best thing we could do as a company is bring MJF back."

CM Punk, who went on a tirade earlier in the media scrum, also commented on a future match with Friedman, noting he was tired of fighting "these pr*cks."

"I'm tired of wrestling these pr*cks. I'm tired of wrestling these kids that think they know everything, but I'm not the boss. He won a number one contendership and I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I think Max is a supremely talented individual, but this goes to him and anybody else in the locker room that doesn't want to be here; the grass is not greener on the other side. The grass is greener where you water it. Max likes to sh*t where he eats instead of watering the grass. We'll have to see how that goes," Punk said.

CM Punk and MJF have already had a widely-praised feud in AEW and their programme ended with a head-to-head record of 1-1. 

H/T to Fightful

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