Court Bauer: MLW Contracts Are Legally Binding

Court Bauer breaks his silence on MLW contracts.

On Jan. 15, ROH made headlines when they signed Independent star Rush to an exclusive deal. Rush had been positioned for a big push in MLW and was set to headline MLW's show on WrestleMania weekend against LA Park. By signing with ROH, he was immediately pulled from the MLW show. MLW reportedly tried to keep him through April 4 and the bout with LA Park, but a deal could not be reached.

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With ROH swiping Rush from MLW, many questioned the legality of MLW contracts. MLW CEO Court Bauer cleared up any confusion on Rush's contract with MLW.

NJPW reportedly pushed CMLL owner Paco Alonso to have Rush sign with ROH. All three companies have a working relationship with one another. In light of these reports, Bauer commented on working with CMLL moving forward.

As mentioned by Bauer above, ROH has a history of signing MLW talent to exclusive deals. MLW used PCO and Brody King for big matches and the two were signed by ROH shortly after. ROH also reportedly tried to steal MLW talent prior to their first Fusion Live special on Dec. 14 but were unable to do so.

You can view Bauer's comments on MLW having to pull Rush from the LA Park bout here.

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