WWE is gearing up for what is anticipated to be a monumental year in the world of professional wrestling as they embark on a mission to re-sign several of their top superstars.
The year 2024 is poised to become a pivotal moment in the wrestling landscape, with a flurry of contracts set to expire not only in WWE but also in AEW, NJPW, and various other promotions.
In response to this impending free agency frenzy, WWE has initiated a wave of new long-term contracts for their talents. Reports from PWInsider have revealed that some of these deals span an impressive five years, showcasing the company’s commitment to retaining their key performers. However, it’s worth noting that not all contracts share the same duration, with variations that may be shorter or, intriguingly, even longer than the five-year mark.
Interestingly, WWE’s approach to contract extensions appears to align with the natural course of contract expirations. There haven’t been instances where officials are aggressively pursuing specific talents to secure new deals ahead of schedule. Instead, the process seems to be unfolding organically, with negotiations taking place as contracts naturally approach their conclusion.
Recent contract extensions have already seen the likes of wrestling luminaries such as Charlotte Flair, Cody Rhodes, Bayley, Dominik Mysterio, and Rey Mysterio committing their futures to WWE. However, the list of top names with contracts expiring in the coming year is equally noteworthy. Superstars like Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, and Ricochet, among others, are poised on the precipice of potential free agency, adding a layer of excitement and uncertainty to the wrestling world.
As the year unfolds, wrestling fans worldwide will be closely following the developments in contract negotiations, eagerly awaiting news of which superstars will choose to stay and which might venture into new wrestling territories. The pro wrestling landscape in 2024 promises to be nothing short of captivating.
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