MJF is one of the most famous names in AEW. So let us know about the person who trained this AEW star.
Maxwell T Friedman, known by the ring name MJF is an American professional wrestler. He is signed with AEW and has been on the news recently for not attending a Fan’s Meet & Greet for the Double or Nothing event.
He is a former MLW World Tag Team Champion. He worked on the American independent circuit, appearing for Combat Zone Wrestling, where he became a one-time CZW World Heavyweight Champion.
MJF is trained by Impact Wrestling star Brian Myers, formerly known as WWE undercard and two-time tag team champion Curt Hawkins. Myers is an actual trainer who founded the Create A Pro Wrestling Academy with wrestler turned WWE producer Pat Buck. One of the most surprising and arguably the best to come out of that school is Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
Backstage News on MJF’s AEW Contract Negotiations
According to Wade Keller of PWTorch, MJF received a pay raise from AEW in January but still making a lot less money than ex-WWE talents such as CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Christian Cage, Mark Henry, Malakai Black and Adam Cole.
On the latest episode of PWTorch audio show, Keller disclosed that MJF started with AEW in 2019 on a starter deal which ranges from $40,000 to $70,000 but is now making “hundreds of thousands of dollars,” which is still modest compared to the salaries of other top AEW talents.
“In many cases, those wrestlers are getting paid four or five times more than him,” Keller said. “So, you know, MJF is kind of fuming over this by all accounts. He felt that his work, his professionalism, his rapport and his friendship with Tony Khan would have led to Tony renegotiating his deal when there were about two years left [on MJF’s contract]. (H/t Wrestling Inc.)
“And by the time January 1 2022, came around, yes, he got a new contract and a raise…But MJF was thinking, ‘Hey, come on, Tony, approach me, get me on the level of some of these people that you keep bringing in. I’m doing great work, and I’m drawing great ratings.’ And when Tony didn’t do that…MJF, the way he handled it was to get very angry privately, and then it kind of exploded. And I think Tony was caught off guard by how angry MJF was getting….”
It has been reported by PWInsider that MJF and Khan will meet Wednesday ahead of the company’s debut show in Los Angeles.
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