Dragon Lee, WWE NXT’s newest signee, piqued the interest of many wrestling fans worldwide. The Mexican Lucha Libre standout has multiple accolades to his name. It has recently been revealed that he will now provide his experience to the world’s largest wrestling platform.
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dragon Lee has also received an offer from AEW. One of his friends told them that Lee visited him seeking advice on which offer to accept. It was obviously more money than Mexico, but the friend said that WWE’s offer was above the standard NXT-level money, but not the main roster pay.
It was also mentioned that WWE contracts include a confidentiality clause that prohibits talent and their representatives from disclosing the dollar amount. If he gets called up to the main roster, a new contract is signed, and the minimum salary for the main roster is $250,000 per year. Dragon Lee is expected to be the highest-paid NXT wrestler now that Mandy Rose is no longer with the company.
Dragon Lee is under a three-year contract with annual raises, but the hope and feeling he was given were that he’d have a main roster contract and be called up in 2024. His deal is unique in that he can continue his existing licensing deals with Legends of Lucha Libre even if he joins WWE. He can also continue an existing entertainment project, which includes a middle-grade book series with Rush, Dralistico, Lee, and Bestia del Ring that will debut next year, as well as a Munoz family series being created for animation and gaming.
AEW had also made an offer to Lee. One friend of his told us that Lee had come to him looking for advice, likely from him and others, on which offer to take. From a money standpoint, it was obviously more than Mexico but we were told the WWE offer was above the standard NXT-level money, but not main roster money. WWE contracts have a confidentiality clause in that the talent and their representatives are not allowed to reveal the dollar amount. If he was to get called up to the main roster, the general rule is a new contract is signed and the bottom number for the main roster is $250,000 per year. The belief is that he would be the highest paid NXT wrestler now that Mandy Rose is no longer working with the brand. It’s a three-year deal and does call for pay increases with each year, but the hope and certainly the feeling he was given is he would have a main roster contract and be brought up in 2024.
Unique to his deal is that even in WWE he can continue his existing licensing deals with Legends of Lucha Libre, as well as an existing entertainment project that will include a middle-grade book series debuting next year with Rush, Dralistico, Lee and Bestia del Ring as well as a Munoz family series being developed for animation and gaming. Both Lee’s WWE deal and Rush’s AEW deal will allow them to not only star in but actively promote the series if it is picked up.
If the series is picked up, Lee’s WWE deal and Rush’s AEW deal will allow them to not only star in it, but also actively promote it. Let’s see what happens. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.
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