MJF may need to have surgery following his AEW world title loss to Samoa Joe at the Worlds End PPV event

As seen during the 2023 AEW Worlds End PPV event, Samoa Joe defeated MJF to become the new world champion. After the match, MJF was attacked by the Devil’s henchman and the Devil was unmasked as Adam Cole.

After the show. MJF was removed from AEW’s roster page which led to internet speculation about his future with the company. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com addressed MJF’s health…

“He is hurt. You know, his shoulder is legitimately hurt. He could come out [on Wednesday’s Dynamite] and do a promo. Although I don’t think he will. Well, from what I was told, he is either going to have to rehab the shoulder, which is the main problem, or he may need surgery. And just judging from how severe it was, he may need that surgery, and the surgery would put him out for quite a while. He is still debating which tack to take.

I think it’s probably the best thing for him to have the surgery, but it’s a long time off. Other guys do that. I mean, it’s not like it’s the end of the world to take a long time off. But it seems like a lot. You know, I mean, for his career. He’s 27 years old. He needs to get the shoulder fixed. And as good as it can be fixed because you don’t want that thing to be a mess for the rest of your career.” (quote courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)