Cody Rhodes Believes MJF Will Join WWE Someday

While the idea has seemingly been kept on the down-low as of late, MJF has never shied away from a potential move to WWE. The current AEW World Champion has teased for years that he’s set to become a free agent in January 2024 and will spark a huge bidding war between AEW and WWE for his services.

As we exclusively reported last month, however, there have been no talks between WWE and MJF recently. Furthermore, there’s an internal belief within the company that MJF has quietly re-signed with AEW all the way until 2027, although this hasn’t stopped his former AEW friend-turned-rival Cody Rhodes from believing he’ll be WWE-bound someday.

Speaking on YES Network’s The Michael Kay Show, Rhodes emphatically shared his belief that MJF will jump ship from AEW to WWE in the future, though he isn’t sure when. The American Nightmare pointed out the fact that MJF has been building muscle mass as of late which he believes could be a sign of the 27-year-old futureproofing his physique for a move to WWE where he’d have to face off against physically bigger stars like Drew McIntyre and Brock Lesnar.

“I think one day you will see MJF in WWE,” Rhodes proclaimed. “For those who don’t know, MJF was one of my recruits and probably the one I’m the most excited about because his potential, his personality, his overall professionalism is beaming.

“But one thing I’m proud of him for doing is, if you notice, he’s put on a lot of muscle and he’s put it on safely over the last year and a half. When he does make that jump, and I don’t know when that is, if he makes the jump, but if he comes to WWE, you have to stand across from guys like Drew McIntyre, you have to stand across from guys like Omos or, gosh, Brock Lesnar.

“Again, I’m not shaming anyone who’s not hitting the gym but it is part of what we do now. You’ve got to be able to swing the bat with the big boys. Watching him grow physically, it seems like maybe he knows where his future lies but really, your guess is as good as mine. I never bothered about it because I just want to remain the friends we’ve become today.”

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