Former AEW World Champion MJF Likely To Be Returning To TV Soon

— One of AEW’s top stars, Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF), could be getting ready to finally return to TV and it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. A fightfulselect.com notes that while no specific date has been confirmed, discussions have taken place recently regarding MJF returning in an on-screen role to AEW TV. Talks on how that return will look, including potential “alterations in presentations” have all been brought up between MJF and AEW. As indicated, while no return date locked in, most within AEW believe he will be back sooner rather than later with a date on or around Forbidden Door at the end of June as a distinct possibility.

— MJF has not been seen since December 30 when hhis record breaking AEW World Title reign came to an end, appropriately at the AEW World’s End PPV. At the time, he had been working through several injuries but wanted to see through the reign.

— MJF’s contract status was also a major topic last year and the fightful report confirms that he is locked up with AEW “for quite some time” despite rumors to the contrary. After AEW’s Double or Nothing in 2022, MJF controversially ended up securing an extension with AEW with the only uncertainty being whether the new deal was tacked onto his original contract (that was supposed to end on December 31, 2023) or if it simply replaced that former agreement, effective the date around Double or Nothing.

— While AEW officials always knew that MJF was signed and not going anywhere, he himself would not confirm that to anyone and played up the possibility of leaving AEW after his deal was originally expiring at the end of 2023. This led to rumors of a bidding war with WWE but none of that was going to happen and MJF remains one of the highest paid wrestlers in AEW.

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