All Elite Wrestling could be a very tempting location for a lot of WWE Superstars. Chris Jericho said they don’t need that many WWE Superstars, but he didn’t rule out taking a few good ones. This could be why after Dean Ambrose made the decision not to re-sign with WWE that they were so proactive in talking to their talents.
Mike Johnson of PW Insider reported that WWE pulled several Superstars aside before SmackDown Live to talk about signing longer contracts. It was said to be a pretty wild situation backstage and WWE might have shown their cards in a manner of speaking.
Bully Ray wondered about this situation during Busted Open Radio. He questioned why WWE would take this kind of tactic if they weren’t actually nervous about the situation.
“Man, I can look at it from the office’s point of view. I can look at it from the wrestler’s point of view. The thing that screamed out to me [from Mike Johnson’s report] was if it was a work why would WWE be trying to sign everybody to longer term contracts?”
“It sounds like this situation has them nervous. Because if they’re scurrying to sign everyone to longer deals what would force them to do that?”
Only time will tell which WWE Superstar might be the next to turn down a big-money offer from the company. AEW is a viable option for some and Cody Rhodes’ remark about WWE being an alternative might have applied to wrestlers as well as fans in a lot of ways.
WWE doesn’t seem to like what is going on though. Declining ratings and Superstar departures don’t really give them the security they once had, especially with billion-dollar television deals starting in just nine short months.
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