Major League Wrestling is making moves to lock down talent with new deals that are highlighted by an increase in pay, according to a new report.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider reports that MLW has been securing most of its talent to contracts that are slated for 3-5 years. Dave Meltzer also reported this in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
According to Johnson, the contracts feature a significant pay increase largely due to the relationship MLW has entered with DAZN. The partnership has allowed the promotion to increase its budget and MLW had promised key talents who stuck with the promotion that as the company grew, the talents would see the benefits of that growth. This is evidence of that promise coming to fruition.
MLW, like promotions all across America, filmed their most recent television tapings on a closed set without an audience. Recently, it was reported that their New York City return date would be pushed back even further and that they are keeping an eye on Broadway in order to see when it would be safe for wrestling to run in New York City again. Learn more at this link.
Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp recently interviewed Major League promoter, Court Bauer. You can check out the full interview at this link.