The NXT UK roster has been in the news over the past few days, as it was revealed WWE were tightening the contracts of their Superstars for further exclusivity, banning Superstars from working a number of promotions in the UK.
These NXT UK Superstars are able to compete at the seven promotions WWE have working agreements of some sort with over in the UK. Additionally, it seems that WWE will allow their talent to work for other companies, provided their matches aren’t brought to streams or television shows.
NXT UK Superstar Sam Gradwell has chimed in on this incident. Taking to his Twitter account, he joked that it was funny to him to see his Twitter account filled with messages from people that claim to know more about his contract than he does.
Check the tweet here:
I’m well and truly blessed to have a twitter feed full of folk who know more about my contract than I do.
What would I do without you? ❤️
— Sam Gradwell (@sam_gradwell) November 27, 2018
This seems to be in agreement with his fellow NXT UK Superstars, who’ve told promoters to reach out to them for further clarification on which promotions they can and can’t work for- and what the requirements are for those promotions they’re able to work for.
Gradwell has received supportive comments for NXT UK wrestler Killer Kelly and up-and-coming UK wrestler CJ Banks:
Oh Sam ?
— "Killer" Kelly (@Kelly_WP) November 27, 2018
I can’t believe you’ve sold your soul to the devil for the sake of securing a better future for your family, instead of wheeing yourself and your reconstructed knee into my local WMC so I can pay just £8 to watch you perform for ME whilst you earn a meal deal wage.
— CJ Banks (@cjbanks1988) November 27, 2018
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