"Contract Season" Expected To Last Longer In 2021

The turn of the calendar year usually means there's tons of contract news coming, but that's going to continue longer in 2020.

Fightful Select learned that not only are deals up on January 1. That NJPW has deals coming due in January, IMPACT may have some coming due in early 2021, and AEW might have plenty in the spring.

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We've been told to expect "contract season" to last much longer this year. Typically, a bunch of wrestling contracts are up at the end of the year specifically for New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring Of Honor, but there are some IMPACT deals coming due at that time as well. Many WWE deals typically expire around WrestleMania time, but those are a little more spread out now than before. However, we're told that there are currently several AEW deals that should be due in the first half of 2021 as well. IMPACT wrestling announced several "multi-year" signings in the Spring of 2019, though many of those were actually signed prior.

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