WWE is signing as many talents as possible in recent weeks and months, locking up the likes of The Miz, New Day, and The Street Profits to five-year deals. Since AEW was formed at the beginning of the year, WWE has handed out big money contracts to talent in an effort to reportedly keep them away from AEW.
And while AEW was able to secure Jon Moxley and Shawn Spears after they wanted out, WWE managed to re-sign Randy Orton and The OC, three names rumored to have interest from AEW.
Jim Ross recently noted that he knows people in other companies who would love to join AEW due to the limited schedule.
"I wanna leave the business better than when I found it in 1974. Right now, it's a hell of a lot better than it used to be. Much better than the old school as far as pay and travel. Especially at AEW. That's why I think when some of these contracts in these various companies keep coming up, we're gonna have a brand new set of stories. I know people right now that would like to have that schedule and be able to earn a good living," Ross said on the Sports Media podcast with Richard Deitsch.
Ross did not mention any names when discussing contracts that are set to expire. AEW currently runs one show a week, two on pay-per-view weeks, compared to WWE's usual schedule of three-four shows a week with live television and live events.
You can keep up with all the contract news in the world of wrestling with Fightful's list of expiring contracts.
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