The Elite is considered the backbone of AEW as they have been a part of the company from the very beginning. They are currently engaged in a heated feud with The Blackpool Combat Club. That said, it appears they have yet to sign new contracts with AEW.
Recent reports have revealed that The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page are all negotiating new deals with Tony Khan’s company as fans wanted to see them stick with the company for the long run.
According to a report by Fightful’s paywall, new deals with The Elite have not been signed yet. It was then reported that both sides have felt like several deals had been close. In fact, one side believed that could have been said for several months, and not much has really changed since then.
Those within AEW were confident that the company could retain Omega, Page and The Young Bucks, even with CM Punk returning. It was also noted that WWE would have interest in all four members of The Elite if they became available, but don’t expect them to become free agents.
In fact, the company is “nowhere near being legally allowed to talk to any of them.” With Eddie Kingston joining The Elite on Dynamite this week, we’ll have to see what will become of The Elite in the end.
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