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It’s going to happen at some point. AEW has not even been running shows for three years yet but they have hit the ground running. The company has an impressive roster full of young, up and coming talent along with some established veterans. Things have gone rather well so far, but there is always the chance of some issues. That seems to have been the case this week.

Last week, Maxwell Jacob Friedman sat down for an interview with Ariel Helwani. According to Fightful Select, this led to an argument between Friedman and AEW President Tony Khan. Friedman’s interview included a discussion of his contract status, with his current deal expiring on January 1, 2024. Friedman has stated he will go with a deal that makes the most financial sense. For him.

The interview had not been cleared by AEW, though Friedman did not say anything that caused a major problem. However, according to, the issues were settled with no fight, though there was a disagreement over the whole situation.. There is nothing to suggest that Friedman will be punished in any way for conducting the interview.

Opinion: This is something that is going to happen every now and then and seems to be more of a disagreement rather than a full on fight. What matters the most is that things seem to have been put behind both of them and they can move on. Friedman is far too talented of a wrestler to have issues over a non-controversial interview, so hopefully this is the end of the whole thing.

What did you think of Friedman’s comments? Where will he sign his next deal? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books

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