Between Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling and Vince McMahon’s WWE, there’s plenty of room for top talent like MJF and Kevin Owens in the modern professional wrestling scene.
A report from Andrew Zarian’s Radio Mat Men note that WWE and its television partners, FOX and USA Network, are very interested in signing Maxwell Jacob Friedman. The popular heel has added fuel to the fire by suggest a bidding war when his AEW contract expires in 2024.
Khan welcomed competitive interest in AEW’s homegrown talent, telling CBS Sports that other companies should be interested in someone of MJF’s caliber.
Check out the full interview with Tony Khan below.
“I think that’s great. I encourage it. I think they should keep talking about him because he’s a wrestler, an important part of AEW and will sign here for a few years.” , Khan said. “So I think please keep giving us that rumor because he’s getting great ratings for his segments and those segments have also appeared quite often with CM Punk as they continue.” They had a war of words and now there will be opposite sides of this giant trilogy where you have Sting [and] Darby Allin teamed up with CM Punk against MJF and FTR. I think that’s great. You know, [WWE] There are some wrestlers that I really want to sign there and I signed him, Bryan Danielson and Adam. [Cole] and Ruby Soho. ”
Khan — who serves as AEW founder, president, and ticket holder, among other titles — has acquired several former WWE superstars this year. One name the AEW boss has his eye on is former WWE Champion Universal Owens.
“I would be interested in that. He’s a great wrestler,” Khan said. “I think he ended up signing for what I believe is probably a lot of money. I think that’s great and good for him. We have a lot of people in the spotlight here and him. very cool. wrestle them.”
Looking at the indie scene, it’s clear that fans covet former Ring of Honor talent Danhausen.
“He was on Jericho Cruise and interacted with a lot of AEW wrestlers and that was great,” Khan said. “He’s been injured recently, so that’s something to watch for sure. But he has a lot of followers and he sells some merchandise and he’s a very nice guy. So , he has a lot going for him.”
https://www.cbssports.com/wwe/news/aew-president-tony-khan-reacts-to-wwes-interest-in-mjf-kevin-owens-re-signing-with-wwe/ AEW President, Tony Khan, reacts to WWE’s interest in MJF; Kevin Owens re-signs with WWE