The recent WWE releases have a lot of fans wondering why WWE Superstars don't apply no-cut clauses to their deals. Fightful worked to find out why that is.
Fightful spoke to several employees of WWE who have worked in the office, as well as talent that have negotiated new deals or extensions since the cuts started last year. We're told that the subject of no-cut clauses was broached and that several people of influence within the company were open to that, but eventually talent was told it isn't negotiable or something WWE was willing to utilize in their deals at this point. Specifically, Fightful has learned that Vince McMahon had been adamantly against it.
WWE re-signed and extended a significant portion of their roster to huge money deals in 2019, and has released over 100 talent since then, citing "budget cuts." We'll have more on WWE negotiations in the coming weeks.
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