How much is the MJF AEW contract worth? Will MJF extend his AEW contract or sign for WWE when his deal expires?
MJF’s AEW contract has become a hot topic of contention, with the AEW star claiming that he is preparing to make big money in the impending bidding war between AEW and WWE.
MJF has recently been in hugely popular programs against some of AEW’s top stars. He shocked the world by being the first man in over 7 years to beat CM Punk in a wrestling match, when he defeat Punk in his own home town of Chicago.
He has grown into one of the biggest stars in AEW and their biggest homegrown star. He has outgrown the “four pillars” moniker bestowed upon himself, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy and Sammy Guevara and has established himself as the top heel in all of AEW.
MJF’s contract is set to come to an end in the near future, and everyone is wondering many things:
- How much money does MJF make?
- When does MJF’s contract expire?
- Will MJF sign for WWE when his contract expires?
In this article we will explore all of those questions and more, so keep reading to find out!
MJF AEW Contract
How much does MJF make?
MJF reportedly signed a new AEW deal some time into his current run. His original deal with the company began before Double or Nothing 2019, where he made his debut in AEW.
MJF’s original deal with AEW was worth $40,000 – $60,000 per year and was reportedly a five year deal. This deal was signed on January 2019 and was one of the first contracts signed to AEW.
Many other stars signed similar deals to MJF, but he has so far excelled past all of them. His contract is set to expire on January 1st 2022, which he has eluded to in multiple AEW promos.
However, the young star has quickly become one of the fastest rising stars in wrestling history and has become of the best wrestlers in the world at aged 25. His in-ring skills are some of the best in AEW, while his ability of the microphone is second to none.
Due to his soaring stardom, it is likely that MJF signed a new bumper contract within the last couple of years. It is unlikely that somebody who has been working with the likes of Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley and CM Punk regularly would be earning only $60,00 per year, when in WWE stars like AJ Styles are pulling in $3,000,000 a year.
However, it was revealed that he did receive a raise from Tony Khan in January 2022, although the raise did not rise his pay enough to be on the same level as new AEW signings like Malakai Black and Mark Henry.
MJF revealed at All Out 2022 that he had received a raise from Tony Khan, and followed this up with confirmation during an interview with Arial
In the interview, he revealed his AEW contract indeed ends on January 1st, 2024 and he is currently earning over $1 million per year in AEW.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported;
“MJF did an interview with Ariel Helwani to promote the Arthur Ashe Stadium show. He said that he got a huge raise in pay to return (based on things we heard it’s was more than $1 million per year) and claimed he did not have to sign an extension and his contract expires on January 1, 2024.”
How long left on MJF AEW contract?
MJF has two years left on his AEW contracts, if reports are to be believed. AEW reported that the Long-Island native signed a five year deal with the company in January 2019, with the view of him become a long-term prospect with the company.
His contract ends on January 1st 2024 and he looks set to leave for WWE once he hits that date.
However he outshone all those around him and soon ascended to superstardom. Whilst he was original brought in as a future star of the company, he quickly rose into the main event scene which far outpaced his rise in earnings on his AEW contract.
In the first three years of his five year AEW contract, he had a number of main event feuds and matches. MJF wrestled Cody Rhodes, Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Darby Allin and more in huge matches in AEW in the first three years in the company.
He faced Jon Moxley in a pay-per-view main event at Double or Nothing 2020, when he unsuccessfully challenged for the AEW Championship in a brilliant match that solidified himself as a main event star. His promos leading up to the match were some of the best in AEW history and showed the world that MJF had the best AEW promos of all time.
Will MJF Re-sign with AEW?
It is unknown whether or not MJF will re-sign with AEW once his contract expires in mid-2024.
MJF himself has spoken on TV and in interviews about a potential “bidding war” between AEW and WWE for the young star once his contract expires. He is expected to multiply his wages many times over.
WWE is reportedly high on the AEW star, with rumours of a big money contract off flying around. MJF will expect a wage similar to that of AJ Styles if he signs, who recently signed a new deal raising his salary to $3 million per year.
Tony Khan was asked about a bidding war for MJF when his contract expires in 2024, and he surprisingly said he welcomed the bidding war from WWE.
In an interview with CBS Sports, Tony Khan discussed MJF and what will happen in 2024 when his five year deal from 2019 expires and he is free to sign with other wrestling companies.
“I think that’s great. I encourage that. I think they should keep talking about him because he’s a wrestler that’s a big part of AEW and is signed here for a few more years.”
“So I think please keep giving us that buzz because he’s been getting great ratings for his segments and those have also been featuring CM Punk pretty regularly as they continue to interact”.
“They’ve had a war of words and now there’ll be on opposite sides of this huge trios match where you got Sting [and] Darby Allin teaming with CM Punk against MJF and FTR. I think that’s great. You know, [WWE] had some wrestlers I really wanted to sign there and I signed him, Bryan Danielson and Adam [Cole] and Ruby Soho.”
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