Amidst Rumours of Departure From Tony Khan’s AEW Roster, MJF Listed for a Potential Honourable WWE Achievement

Published 01/15/2024, 9:36 AM EST

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Road to WrestleMania is on and the first gateway to WrestleMania is Royal Rumble. With just a few days left for the 37th edition of the show on 28th January, the guessing game has already started. While a few superstars are being considered as favorites to win, a new name, MJF, has emerged from nowhere as a surprise entrant. Amidst the rumors of his exit from AEW, following the drama last year, adds flavor to the speculation around Royal Rumble 2024.

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MJF’s name raises concerns for Tony Khan amidst rumours

After a dramatic exit from AEW last year, different theories have emerged regarding his contract status with Tony Khan. However, amidst the rumors of his departure from AEW, the emergence of his name as a potential Royal Rumble winner is an honorable WWE achievement.

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BetOnline, a popular betting platform has placed MJF’s name in the 7th position (+1000) as one of the candidates to win the Royal Rumble 2024. It is surprising considering that MJF is not even signed to WWE while AEW has not given any official statement regarding his contract status.

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MJF’s last appearance was during the World’s End PPV on December 30th where he lost his World Title to Samoa Joe, culminating an end to the revelation of The Devil. Since then, he has been written off of TV programming. Though reports confirm that his absence is because of a break taken to heal from multiple injuries, rumors are that MJF has left AEW.

Hence, speculations are that he may have signed with WWE secretly and the presence of his name in the list creates more doubt. But the betting site is no official source to confirm the news and is merely for entertainment. Also, AEW is working on multiple storylines at the moment involving rumors of many of its superstars supposedly leaving AEW. But no official statement has been made on the matter from AEW yet.

Who are the other favorites to win the Royal Rumble?

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Many other superstars are placed above MJF and have a higher probability of winning. As per BetOnline, CM Punk has the highest odds (+150) to win the Rumble, followed by the IC Champion Gunther (+300), Cody Rhodes (+400), LA Knight (+500), Randy Orton (+600), and The Rock (+600). Other platforms like Oddschecker.com have also placed high odds for CM Punk as he is the top contender to win the Rumble.

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Even if MJF doesn’t make it to the Rumble, it will be interesting to see the Rumble unfold as WWE has multiple pathways to build storylines.

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Himangshu Sinha

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Have you ever tried imitating the gestures and catchphrases of your favorite pro wrestlers? Those people eh? Well, I am those people! Hi, I am Himangshu Sinha, a WWE writer at EssentiallySports who is realizing his dream of writing about his favorite pro wrestlers. As a WWE fan, I acknowledge my Tribal Chief the most. I admire Gunther and LA Knight.
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