The new way to go. WWE is a lot of things, but ultimately it is a business out to make money. The company does that by presenting matches that fans want to see involving wrestlers that they care about. That can be difficult to set up in advance if there is no guarantee a wrestler will stick around, and now WWE has changed they way they address such a situation.
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According to Fightful Select, WWE changed its policy on re-negotiating contracts. While WWE would previously begin negotiations about a year and a half before a wrestler’s deal was set to expire, the newer system sees negotiations taking place much closer to a deal’s expiration. This is not the universal system used for all wrestlers though, as there are some deals negotiated with more time to spare. The new system has been in place since at least the summer of 2021, though it is not clear if it will remain under the Endeavor ownership.
WWE has had some contract signings before. Check out some of the better ones:
Opinion: I’m not sure which version makes more sense but at least WWE does seem to have a structure in plan for how to deal with a rather important situation. Having the wrestlers be around for a long time is one of the most crucial details when it comes to preparing for the future and WWE seems to understand that. I’m curious to see how Endeavor will handle this, as that could open up quite a few changes.
What do you think of the system? Who does WWE need to sign long term? Let us know in the comments below.
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