The more things change. Wrestling is a weird sport as you never know how things are going to go from one day to the next. What might be a longstanding tradition could change almost overnight, or things that change on a regular basis could suddenly become the standard. That makes for some rather interesting moments and WWE is changing something new about NXT.

Earlier this week, news broke about WWE signing a group of five wrestlers who had all worked for Evolve Wrestling before the company had folded. That was quite the new batch of talent and that is something you don’t get to see show up every single day. This time around though the new signees might be in for something that previous groups who came into WWE might not have experienced.

According to PWInsider Elite Audio, the newer WWE contracts are now for six months trial periods for lower pay rather than the traditional contracts. It is not clear what has caused the changes, but NXT wrestlers are not currently working their usual house show circuit due to the Coronavirus pandemic. There is no word on if the current changes will be reversed when the situation is back to normal.

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Opinion: As bad as it sounds, this isn’t exactly shocking as you had to know that WWE was going to take advantage of being some of the only game in town. There are a few companies running events at the moment but for the most part, they are pretty few and far between. Is it worth traveling the country to see what you can do in a bunch of indies to be able to turn down WWE’s lower pay? Maybe or maybe not, but WWE is going to be the biggest game in town for a very, very long time.

What do you think of the changes? Which of the Evolve talents will have the most success in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

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