AEW star MJF states what would convince him to sign for WWE

AEW’s Maxwell Jacob Friedman, better known as MJF, dropped a massive hint on his future by saying what WWE need to do to sign him.

Still the most famous federation in sports entertainment, WWE has developed and produced some of the biggest names in professional wrestling. However, they do let some slip away.

A more recent miss is MJF, who currently operates as one of wrestling’s best heels in the rival AEW. Switching away from American football, Friedman started training at Create A Pro Wrestling Academy in 2015. From this, he joined Major League Wrestling in 2017 before signing with AEW in 2019.  

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From this, MJF’s career has gone from strength to strength. His incredible ability on the mic riles up fans like no other wrestler can. His trademark “I’m better than you, and you know it” line typifies the charisma and style that makes Friedman an awesome heel that everyone loves to hate.

Therefore, it is unsurprising that a bidding war may break out once MJF becomes a free agent.

MJF’s contract situation

In January 2019, MJF signed a five-year contract with All Elite Wrestling, tying him down until 2024. Despite having two years left on his deal, Friedman has been incredibly open about potentially leaving AEW.

Towards the end of 2021, WWE reportedly expressed interest in signing ‘The Salt of the Earth’. In response to the reports, MJF declared his potential free agency as “the bidding war of 2024” on Twitter.

In an appearance at the ‘For The Love Of Wrestling’ convention, MJF let everyone know that he will hit the open market at the end of his current contract.

“I don’t know if you guys are aware of this, but on January 1st of 2024, I’m going to be a free agent,” he told the audience at the Monopoly Events convention (quotes via Wrestling Inc).

MJF then told fans precisely what WWE need to do to get him.

What would convince MJF to make WWE switch?

Unsurprisingly, given Friedman’s character, money will decide his career path.

“Who here would want to see me in WWE? So let me explain something to you people,” said MJF. “I did not get into this business to make any of you happy. I got into this business to make as much money as humanly possible.

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“And if Vincent Kennedy McMahon is willing to shell out more money than my good friend Tony Khan, then yes, I would go to WWE.”

So, the race for MJF’s signature will come down to who has the deepest pockets. Given his rising star status, Friedman will likely net a large payday come 2024 – regardless of which federation he’s fighting in.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @the_mjf