WWE signed a host of Evolve talent, and have already put a few of them to work.
As reported earlier this year, Evolve signings now in WWE are put on short-term contracts for a variety of reasons. It seems to be working out well for Leon Ruff, Curt Stallion and August Grey, as they're both already featured on WWE TV.
Fightful Select was able to release more information on some of the contracts.
We've learned about the deals that several of the incoming or recent WWE signings are on. The initial deals are worth $60,000 downside guarantees, with added $500 bonuses with each episode of television that they end up on. We're told that some of the original short-term agreements jump up to $80,000-$85,000 in January, and the bonuses will increase significantly, possibly even tripling for television appearances.
Several within WWE were happy that WWE had moved to shorter-term agreements to help the company avoid stockpiling and hoarding talent without using them as we've seen them do in the past.
Fightful will have more contract news from WWE very soon on Select.
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