The professional wrestling landscape is changing a lot and this might become an even more frequent trend in the upcoming months. Chris Jericho commented after signing with AEW that he hopes his involvement will encourage others to follow him.
It is reported that WWE is offering their current Superstars double what indie companies are if they are able to show proof. This is very interesting, but it still didn’t change the minds of The Revival and Mike and Maria Kanellis who recently asked for their WWE releases.
Wrestle Votes noted that even though The Revival and The Kanellises asked for their releases, it isn’t likely that WWE will grant them. It is simply the wrong time for WWE to be letting anyone go right now.
“Over the past few weeks WWE has looked into reworking some talent contracts, including offering some talent pay raises. With that said, WWE is not currently looking to lose ANY talent. Those requesting to be released are doing so at the wrong time.”
WWE could release anyone who wants out of their contracts and still be the largest professional wrestling company on the planet but they’re trying to hold onto everyone they’ve got due to All Elite Wrestling & Cody Rhodes.