Tony Khan made a big commitment to MJF before officially signing him to a contract.
Speaking on AEW Unrestricted, Khan discussed scouting talent before officially starting AEW. And one guy he immediately had his eye on was MJF.
"A bunch of these guys, I made promises to them, like MJF. 'You're gonna come here, you're gonna become a star. Stay with me. Sign a long contract.' This is somebody who signed a contract where he was getting paid not a lot of money. $100 or something per shot. So, to sign a long-term contract, it involves trust and commitment. He trusted me and trusted that this was going to be a real thing. And now he's going to be a TV star for a long time to come. Some of them, you might not realize who they are yet, others you have started to see who we're committed to," he said.
Khan also mentioned Jungle Boy and Scorpio Sky as two names he wanted to make sure were spotlighted in AEW.
Elsewhere on the podcast, Khan revealed his original name for AEW. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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