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Fans are still waiting to see MJF make his return to AEW TV as he hasn’t been seen since the post-Double or Nothing edition of Dynamite, where he did a work/shoot promo by expressing his frustration with the promotion, demanded that AEW President Tony Khan fire him, and called him a mark.

As previously reported, MJF is expected to make his AEW return somewhat soon.

AEW has booked a Casino Ladder match at AEW All Out, with a mystery man listed as the joker. Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta, Penta Oscuro, Rey Fenix, Rush, Andrade El Idolo, and Dante Martin are also booked for the bout.

While speaking on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer speculated that MJF could be the mystery man in the bout as CM Punk, who challenges Jon Moxley for the AEW World Heavyweight Title at All Out, did chase MJF away from the ring after MJF’s infamous promo.

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“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.”

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