Tony Khan Reveals Why He Allows MJF To Discuss His AEW Contract Issues On TV

Tony Khan on MJF's contract issues

MJF hasn't shied away from expressing his frustrations with his All Elite Wrestling contract on the promotion's programming in recent months and The Salt Of The Earth has regularly admitted he can't wait until 2024, when his deal is due to expire.

Reports in recent months have noted MJF's unhappiness with his AEW deal, with Friedman said to be frustrated over the pay scale in his current contract. AEW are willing to discuss a new deal with MJF and pay him like a top star but talks hadn't begun as of mid-May. 

Speaking on the pre-Double Or Nothing media call, AEW President Tony Khan revealed why he allows Friedman to discuss his contract issues on TV. 

"Wrestling thrives when real life meets on-screen. The real-life conflict is often just as exciting as any conflict on-screen, which is one of the good things about what AEW has brought to the wrestling business. There was no real, major free agent market with the top stars crossing promotions, debuting, and frankly the competition needed to be brought to the biggest stage. With the 90s, we had TBS and TNT in the wrestling game. With the launch of AEW, we've been able to bring that back," Khan began.

"Taking what is happening in real with potential movement and contract negotiations is exciting. Adding another element to what will be a very exciting match at Double or Nothing with Wardlow and MJF, who has been very vocal, not only about his own contract but about his former bodyguard and how he feels and he's tried to hold down his career. For Wardlow, this is a huge opportunity to officially be part of AEW and to shed an image that he's just MJF's heavy and MJF's thug," he continued.

"For MJF, it's been a great opportunity to not only air some real-life grievances and air his actual status, contractually or otherwise. People are really excited about the fight at Double or Nothing on Sunday."

MJF didn't take too kindly to Khan's comments as he tweeted: "F*****g lol. F**k this place man." The tweet was quickly deleted.

H/T to Fightful

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