AEW has a lot going on within their company with a new Saturday show in the pipeline, CM Punk’s impending return, and a new console video game coming. They also need to make sure to lock down key talent, and they are currently talking things out with The Elite.

Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks’ AEW deals are running up. Adam “Hangman” Page’s contract is also coming to an end soon enough, and talks are starting between the two sides. Of course, as in a lot of contract talks, AEW isn’t dealing with the talent directly.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Barry Bloom, agent for Chris Jericho, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and Triple H, is also handling The Elite’s contract talks. This could be an interesting situation when the chips fall in the end.

“Regarding contract negotiations with the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, Barry Bloom is the point person negotiating those deals.


“There are a lot of rumors, largely because Konnan said he thought Omega had agreed to a new deal because Omega was working TripleMania, but there’s nothing new to report and Omega’s deal with the time added on for his time off for the injury sabbatical would expire late in the year, while the Bucks deal would be at the end of the year.

“Adam Page’s deal also expires at the end of the year. I wouldn’t read anything into that one way or another past at this point no new deal has been agreed to.”

Barry Bloom has represented some of the biggest names in the pro wrestling business at one time or another. His current affiliation with those wrestlers are not bound by any company, and that could mean that he might find himself speaking to multiple companies at once for his clients’ services.

Ringside News exclusively reported that WWE is talking to about a half dozen wrestlers right now about coming in. Although no names were noted, we were told that there is no hiring freeze, “I don’t know what excuse indy wrestlers have been told. If we want someone, we are signing them. We’re talking with a half dozen people right now!”

This is an interesting situation, especially when you consider the fact that AEW doesn’t want to lose more EVPs. Only time will tell if Tony Khan can lock down The Elite for another contract, because you never know what can happen in pro wrestling.

What’s your take on these contract talks? Are The Elite going to WWE? Sound off in the comments!

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