Fred Yehi discusses his time with MLW and if he was ever offered a contract from the company.
Yehi has made appearances for the promotion and wrestled in a number of matches against the likes of Tom Lawlor, MJF, Low Ki and more. However, Yehi was not signed to an exclusive contract with MLW. In an interview with Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, Yehi talked about his time in MLW and said a contract was mentioned to him, but not much came out of any potential talks and added that he wanted to continue freelancing at the time.
“I don’t know. Let me first say, I enjoyed myself there but I didn’t quite understand — this is my experience — I didn’t quite really understand what was going on, what was really gonna be asked of me. I know they expressed certain ideas and I ended up going on a tour of Germany and then when I came back, it’s like everything kinda changed up. Like all this stuff happened and I’m like, ‘Wait, what am I doing? What’s going on?’ So it was more-so, that was my experience with MLW. Something about a contract was mentioned to me but nothing was ever further discussed and honestly, I was in the mindset of I didn’t wanna sign with anyone. I just came out of a two-year deal with EVOLVE and I didn’t really wanna sign with another company at that point. I just wanted to kinda freelance and get around and just keep learning and keep growing anyway. But, that was my experience. I had a good time working with Tom Lawlor and Simon Gotch, shoutout to them. Just interact with people. I had a good time. Linking up with Jason Cade and getting on the PS4 or whatever. I had a really good… I had a good time but as far as that [a contract], I didn’t really know what they were trying to do. It just is what it is," Yehi said.
Speaking about another company that he was set to work with but not under any official contract, Yehi talked about his planned participation in the tournament to crown ROH's next Pure Champion. The current pandemic called off all Ring Of Honor events and Yehi said he would still work with ROH if another opportunity came up.
“Initially, I was contacted for it and I was like, ‘Okay, that’s cool. I’ll go ahead and run with it’ and that’s pretty much the extent of it and all this happened just threw it all off. So I mean, if something else comes up with Ring of Honor then cool. That’s really, really cool. But, they’re a great company, they have great talent. Jon Gresham as you mentioned, I consider him one of the best wrestlers in the world right now,” Yehi said.
The full interview can be seen in the video at the top of the page and the written portion of the interview can be read at this link.