Impact Wrestler Turns Down Full-Time Offer From WWE

Sonjay Dutt had a chance to work full-time with WWE in a non-wrestling role, but instead decided to sign with Impact Wrestling, in a similar capacity.

According to a report by PWInsider, Dutt had been offered a full-time deal with WWE, but Dutt rejected the offer. The reason for Dutt rejecting WWE's contract was that he did not want to move his family to Florida, where he would have been working at NXT in a producer role, because it would have meant that his wife would need to quit her job. Dutt recently worked at the WWE Performance Center as a guest coach and also worked as a producer. Dutt signed with Impact Wrestling to become a producer and a part of Jeff Jarrett's inner circle.

According to the reports, Dutt also had an offer from Ring of Honor, except their offer was a wrestler's contract and not a behind-the-scenes role.

Dutt had been wrestling since 2003 and was a mainstay at Impact Wrestling for several years and won the World X Cup in 2006 and the Global Impact Tournament with Team International in 2015. He also had a stint as the NEX*GEN Champion for Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling promotion for almost a year. He held the title until late 2016 when he lost it to Cody Rhodes, who is still the champion.

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