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WWE is reportedly willing to offer top money for MJF, Vince McMahon not deterred by backstage AEW issues

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During a recent PWTorch audio show, Wade Keller talked about how people in WWE are reacting to the situation with MJF and Tony Khan. Keller said, "A source within WWE with knowledge of MJF's stature among top WWE management indicates MJF is coveted and would likely be given a lucrative contract offer. In fact, it's more than one source giving me information that with a big overlap on this. More than one source says that the treatment Cody has received by WWE on and off-air has given MJF a good impression of how he'd be featured in WWE if he were to make the jump. In other words, if Cody was buried or was given promises that were kept, maybe MJF would be handling this differently."

Keller pointed out that unlike some who dream of wrestling in Japan, MJF grew up as a WWE fan and dreamed of working there. In fact, he submitted an audition tape for Tough Enough several years ago.

Keller continued, "One source in WWE told me that MJF is seen as such a commodity that his recent and tractable behavior on and off-air with AEW wouldn't deter Vince McMahon from making him a lucrative offer. Although a falling out with AEW could take away considerable leverage for MJF, MJF's value to WWE would remain high. They need people. He's young, he's good, and he'd be paid accordingly, regardless of his reputation in AEW. Now maybe that changes a little bit with the headache that Vince McMahon feels Sasha Banks and Naomi put him through, but maybe not. But his reputation, in general, might take a blow if details about his latest interactions with Khan and AEW reflect poorly on his professionalism."

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Keller also stated that he doubts that WWE has illegally sent him an offer because he is still under contract with AEW. Click here for more backstage details on MJF's pay and what has been happening behind the scenes over the last few months.

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