Update on former AEW world champion MJF’s status with the company

As seen during the 2023 AEW Worlds End PPV event, Samoa Joe defeated MJF to become the new world champion and MJF has not appeared on AEW television since the PPV. In March, MJF’s shoulder injury was said to have been “significant” and his recovery had reportedly been “progressing slower” than what was anticipated.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com stated this week that while there is no word regarding when MJF will return to AEW, he’s believed to be locked into a contract with the company despite not being on the official roster page at the moment. Johnson also noted the following…

“While he was not in attendance at AEW Big Business in Boston a few weeks back, PWInsider.com has confirmed that the day after that event, MJF was in Boston to meet with AEW officials. MJF has not been backstage at any AEW events since exiting storylines.”

MJF broke his social media status right before Wrestlemania with a message directed at Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.