Tony Khan Has “Serious Conversation” With MJF Over Revolution Incident
AEW CEO Tony Khan has had words with MJF after the AEW World Champion saw fit to throw a drink over a child during his match at Revolution.
In San Francisco, MJF defended his AEW World Championship in the main event against Bryan Danielson in a sixty-minute Iron Man match. The spectacular contest was tied at three falls each when the time expired much to the annoyance of the crowd.
Tony Schiavone received instructions from Tony Khan on his headset, heading to the ring to tell the referee and ring announcer that the match would continue. With the help of an oxygen tank, MJF nailed Danielson before making the challenger tap out to his own LeBell Lock to retain his championship.
Early on in the contest, MJF caught attention for all the wrong reasons when he threw a drink on the child with the child and his mother appearing very unhappy about it. It later emerged that they were not plants and ended up being comforted by AEW’s community outreach boss Amanda Huber and was seen backstage getting to meet his favourite AEW star Powerhouse Hobbs to make up for the incident.
It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that the drink thrown was believed to be the mother’s tequila and that it had gotten in the child’s eyes.
At the post-show media scrum, MJF appeared nonplussed by his actions with a towel draped around his neck and munching on kosher pickles, before Tony Khan revealed that the two men had a “serious” talk about the incident:
“We had a conversation before we came up here, we had a serious conversation and I mean that. It’s not to be taken lightly. The young man, Titus, was a real pro about it and we’ll see Titus here again in AEW, I believe Titus is actually coming to Sacramento but I was just with him and he was a real champ about it. The champion didn’t act like a champion there but I think Titus was great.”
Also at Revolution, Jamie Hayter retained her AEW Women’s World Championship but felt the brunt of Ruby Soho after the match as she picked a side in the ongoing civil war in the company’s women’s division.
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