It was previously reported that MJF has been frustrated about his AEW contract and wants to be paid more money. MJF referenced his contract expiring (2024) on television during the May 11th 2022 edition of Dynamite.
A Voices Of Wrestling report noted the following about what the backstage atmosphere is allegedly like in AEW at the moment…
“A source from the AEW locker room tells us that MJF is hardly the only talent feeling some level of discontent, describing the backstage atmosphere as ‘chaotic’ with a lack of structure, with common complaints ranging from not knowing angles or finishes until close to showtime, and things like redundant finishes and angles to set up matches being very frustrating.
‘Every single one of us is pulling out hair out’, according to one source. While not on the same level of WWE issues like Monday Night RAW often being rewritten day of or even on the fly as the show is airing, we are told that AEW is not all sunshine and rainbows on gameday as some may perceive it to be.” (quote courtesy of WrestlePurists.com)
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