They’re taking away a source. AEW has hit the ground running and become one of the hottest wrestling promotions in the world after only a handful of shows. They have one of the best non-WWE rosters in a very long time and there is a lot of talent who would love to be on one of their shows. However, one source of talent has been cut off and will not be available going forward.

According to PWInsider.com, Major League Wrestling (MLW) has a new clause in its contracts that puts its talent under exclusive deals, meaning they will no longer be able to work for AEW. Several of MLW’s previous deals allowed talent such as Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Jimmy Havoc to work for both companies, though MLW would have had priority in the case of both companies running a show at the same time.

Havoc has done some good stuff in MLW. Check out one of his rather intense promos:

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Opinion: This is something that MLW had to do, though I’m not sure how positive of an effect it is going to have on their roster. A lot of their talent likely would have been interested in working for MLW if they could work for both companies at the same time, but how many are going to choose MLW over AEW? I’m sure some of them will stick around, but it might not work well in the long run.

Will this hurt MLW? Which of their talents would help AEW the most? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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