WWE is going through a historic time in the company’s history, and that called for some changes. Endeavor is the new parent company, as the UFC and WWE are set to merge into one publicly traded company. To prepare for all of that corporate movement, WWE needed to slow down on their spending a bit, especially when it comes to bringing in new talent.

Fans haven’t seen new WWE hires in 2023, and that comes after a very busy 2022. There is a very good reason for this, and the cause is the company’s standpoint as they approached a sale situation.

Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that WWE is currently on a “hiring freeze,” and this came after Vince McMahon’s return to power.

Several talent that Fightful have spoken with have claimed there’s a “hiring freeze,” and have speculated everything from Vince McMahon’s return to a potential sale being the reasons. Nobody that we’ve spoken to have explicitly been told there’s a hiring freeze, yet it’s a term that constantly emerged.


There was interest within WWE concerning Jay White, Nick Aldis and the Authors of Pain, however it was noted that “sources that we spoke with indicated that AOP were already in talks with WWE in 2022, before Vince’s return.” It was also noted that “Triple H was high on Nick Aldis, but he was one fo the many left out in the cold when McMahon returned.”

As one would expect, “multiple talent that were told because of the impending sale/deal, it was hard to make things happen.” It was also noted that some talent who signed in 2022 haven’t even been used yet.

It seems that WWE might be out of the hiring game for a while, at least until the dust settles on the new merger. It’s also important not to forget that Vince McMahon and Nick Khan could also start their sweeping releases once again, and nobody wants to see that.

What’s your take on the current state in WWE? Do you think they should start hiring people again? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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