MJF hasn’t been seen on AEW TV since he cut the controversial promo on the post-AEW Double Or Nothing episode of Dynamite, where he expressed his frustration towards the promotion and Tony Khan, demanded that AEW President and CEO Tony Khan fire him, swore at him and called him a mark. There were reports that mentioned MJF is set to make his AEW return soon, but it wasn’t revealed when exactly he will be returning.
Dave Meltzer mentioned on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that MJF could end up as the joker in the Casino Ladder Match at this coming Sunday’s AEW All Out and he could end up as the winner who challenges Undisputed AEW World Champion Jon Moxley or CM Punk for the AEW World Title down the line since there was some sort of a storyline between MJF and Punk before MJF went on a long hiatus and Punk did chase MJF away from the ring after MJF’s infamous promo.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“And a mystery guy who could be whatever, a lot of people think it’s MJF…MJF is coming back, and a winner gets a title shot…MJF certainly makes as much sense as anyone, but I don’t know if they want to pull the trigger this early. Maybe they do because Tony (Khan) did say that after this show (All Out), they will be at 100%, and they will be the strongest unit as far as talent that they have ever had, 100%. He wouldn’t say what 100% means, but to me, 100% means MJF, and I already knew MJF was coming back soon. So, I don’t know if it’s gonna be this week. He’s definitely in the running if you’re gonna put odds on something, he’ll be the likely guy. I don’t know who’s out there on the free agent thing or on the roster who could be the mystery guy. He could pull it off, and it would work…if they want him to get into a championship match, this is a way to justify it.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the quotes.