Ok, that sounds a bit familiar. I used to think that things like that had long term consequences when it came to talent returning, but after Bret, Bruno, and Warrior returning (which were much worse situations then that) I’ve learned to accept that everyone comes back eventually.
I think the screwing him on the cruise thing might be less the issue than the AEW doing the cruise thing: if that is something he wants to keep doing even into retirement; I say he stays with AEW just to keep good terms with the promotion working his boat shows. Unless WWE gives him some guarantee in his contract of guys working this cruise he may stick with AEW so they don’t drop the cruise. For Jericho he is also getting older in 2022 he will be what 52? I’m not sure how much time he will have left in ring.
In January 2022 he is going to be in the best position any wrestler has been in for years, maybe decades negotiation wise. I’m sure he will play the two companies against each other, and good for him. Guy deserves it.
Agreed about the commentary, he’s so good. I hate it when every announcer sounds like a “broadcast journalist”. I miss the days of a Bobby Heenen, Jesse Ventura, or even early 90’s Jerry Lawler. Regardless of where he signs, I hope he does commentary.
If we’re talking Raw/SD (I assume you arent talking NXT) I see him being in a similar role as the Miz back in 2010, however I think he would exceed what the Miz did.
Guys like that typically get more freedom on the mic, and I think he would thrive. As much as WWE likes big guys, performers that can speak as well as MJF typically break through. Just my opinion, I’m not claiming my opinion to be fact.
Whereas I think they would greatly limit what he is allowed to say. As to size he is smaller than the Miz, he So unless main roster WWE sizes change he would be on the smaller side he is about the same size as Dolph Zigler. So not impossibly small but a tough size if you are a heel working against larger baby face competitors.
MJF is 6 ft tall, Miz is 6’2, I really dont see that being a big difference. Especially in 3-5 years from now with the way the industry is evolving as I just don’t see Vince McMahon as a 78 year old running the show in 2025, and Hunter has proven in NXT that he does not have an issue with shorter guys being on top.
Where did I say he “should” jump? Read back, everything I wrote is that I thought he would be successful in WWE, nowhere did I write that he should or that he would be more successful in WWE then AEW. I think MJF is extremely talented and that he would succeed anywhere in North America.
Can I ask? Do you truly think MJF would not succeed in WWE, or do you just hate WWE so much that anyone we’re talking about you are going say the same points. It feels like you just personally don’t want these guys to jump. Even when we discussed Jericho, its like you were looking for reasons to prove that he wont go.
Disagree with your take on Vince, but Ill leave it at that.
At the moment, no. He would be a failure in main roster WWE because of the way the company is set up creatively. Look at everyone else who failed on the main roster. They just had a match in a swamp and another match where a guys eye was pulled out.
He also lacks the size and experience to be a big star for Vince.
And I don’t know what you’ve read about Vince but the guy will die before he lets HHH run creative. And his mom still plays tennis and is fine at age 100. Sooooo good luck with that theory
Ok, so you are not a fan of WWE which is cool. Doesnt mean everyone there is a failure though.
I think MJF would succeed in WWE, you dont. Agree to disagree. You’re just repeating the same things over and over again at this point. I get it, you think he’s too short.
Again, disagree with your Vince theory. Based on your response you dont get what my actual feelings are, which is fine as this is a topic I dont feel is appropriate to debate.