HOW AEW CAN USE MLW CONTRACTED TALENTS
What is the status of some of the AEW/MLW talent? Will Tony Schiavone still be announced weekly MLW Fusion? And is MJF allowed to be on MLW TV?
Here is how all of that is working. MJF, as well as Jimmy Havoc, have existing MLW deals that allow them to appear elsewhere except for WWE and Impact TV. That's how those deals were crafted at the time, because there was no AEW. So, they can appear for AEW but should MLW run the same night (not likely), MLW would have the right to use them first. In the case Tony Schiavone, he had an exclusive with MLW but they and AEW worked out an agreement for Schiavone to appear on AEW TV. What will likely happen is that when those MLW deals expire, AEW will take those talents on exclusively and MLW will no longer use them. MLW's newer contracts are exclusives that would prevent talents (Jacob Fatu for example) from appearing on AEW.