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Securing the future: MJF signs a multi-year extension with AEW

At 23, MJF has already wrestled for a number of promotions all over the world.

One of the fastest-rising stars in pro wrestling, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is someone many organizations would love to lock up. All Elite Wrestling understands this and decided to strike while the iron was hot. The organization has signed MJF to a long-term deal, adding onto his initial contract with the company.

AEW made an announcement regarding the news, with MJF reacting like only he can.

The deal doesn’t mean he can’t compete in other promotions. PW Insider is reporting that MJF will still be making his scheduled appearances for Major League Wrestling, where he is under another deal. An MLW World Tag Team Champion along with Richard Holliday, MJF is set to face Teddy Hart for the MLW World Middleweight Championship on July 25 at the promotions Never Say Never event. That will be taking place inside the Melrose Ballroom in New York. It is unknown what his status will be with MLW once AEW on TNT debuts.

Wrestling at a young age, MJF is considered the future of the sport. At 23, he has already gotten a rub from various pro wrestling personalities, including Jim Cornette. Forming a friendship with AEW Executive VP Cody Rhodes, MJF has been featured on a number of platforms for the promotion, providing a fans with a taste of what he can do when motivated.

If AEW is serious about becoming a different, competitive promotion, they need young stars to carry them. Holding onto MJF is a move that will be considered a jackpot choice in the long run.

Daniel Yanofsky

Daniel is a Managing Editor at, and covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). He is also the lead New York Mets writer. When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a Sunday podcast, The Main Event.
Daniel Yanofsky
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