WWE has a 90-day non-compete clause for released Superstars. There are many reasons why this is in place, but Colt Cabana didn’t have to wait that long to get back out there once his WWE firing came around.

According toFightful, who spoke with Cabana, WWE provided him with a contact person to ask about indie bookings following his release. He was told to approve those dates through Ty Bailey in WWE until his 90-day non-compete clause ended.

Cabana apparently received so many indie bookings that he flooded Bailey’s inbox. Instead of replying to all of them, WWE simply paid Colt Cabana a lump sum to buy out his 90-days and then they let him go completely.

Bailey’s contact with Cabana was few and far between. When Cabana ended up filling Bailey’s inbox with requests for approval for indie dates, WWE instead opted to buy him out of his 90-day contract as to just not deal with the hassle. Cabana was paid a lump sump for the full 90 days, not a lesser amount.


It was reported that the recent wave of WWE releases included some people who asked to get out of their 90-day non-compete clauses early. It will be interesting to see who ends up where once those clauses expire. The company reportedly did let one person out of their non-compete clause early, but it wasn’t noted who received that out.

What’s your take on WWE’s 90-day non-compete clauses? Sound off in the comments!

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