WWE released a lot of people over the past couple of months. Those releases typically come with 90-day non-compete clauses meaning that Superstars can’t work for any other televised company during that three month window. Those Superstars also continue getting paid for those three months, but some don’t want that deal.
According to a report from Fightful Select, “multiple 2021 WWE releases” asked if they can forego their 90-day non-compete clauses. That would allow them to work for another company as soon as possible.
Multiple 2021 WWE releases have asked WWE if they can forego their non-compete clauses, anywhere ranging from the entire duration, down to just a few days before their scheduled non-competes.
It was reported that WWE was said to have been “receptive to this” and Johnny Ace would be the contact person for such a request. It’s not clear if the wrestlers will still get paid for that period at this time, but WWE seems to be getting lenient when it comes to non-compete clauses.
Andrade just debuted for AEW within 90-days of his WWE release. That departure came with no non-compete clause, and it appears that some other recently released WWE Superstars might have received the same luxury. It is unclear what WWE’s final decision was, but you never know what can happen in pro wrestling.
What’s your take on this situation? Does that mean fans will see a recently released WWE Superstar in AEW before All Out? Sound off in the comments!