Tony Khan has revealed the contract lengths of both Adam Cole and Malakai Black, following rumors that former WWE stars will return to the company.
Following Vince McMahon’s retirement announcement, it was confirmed that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will act as co-CEOs, and Triple H will run WWE creative.
With the change in leadership, there has been speculation that a number of ‘Triple H guys’ who are no longer with the company could join WWE again.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan confirmed that Adam Cole will be under contract with AEW until 2027.
Noting that Malakai Black also has almost five years left on his contract, Khan said:
There are a lot of changes in pro wrestling. I think it’s going to be really positive for the fans overall. I am a little amused that changes in the competition, people think it’s going to magically change the landscape. Some of these accounts, Twitter can be a fun place to follow, but some of the narratives I’ve seen every day for the last week are really amusing to me.
“I’ve got people signed here for five years and people think that just because the CEO, Chairman, head of creative, those people changed in the competition, people I have five-year contracts with are going to magically switch teams? Good luck with that. Adam Cole is signed until 2027 now.
“I wouldn’t expect to see him going anywhere anytime soon. Malakai Black has almost five years left on his deal. I wouldn’t expect him going anywhere anytime soon. Just because these guys had some success under a previous administration somewhere else, they’re not magically going to be going anywhere.
“Those are two people I like, just as examples of people who have worked under the previous administration. I’m very amused by that. That’s a narrative I see so-called wrestling writers pushing every day. It’s pretty amusing,”
Cole is currently out of action, recovering from a concussion he suffered at Forbidden Door, in addition to a previous labrum (shoulder) injury.
Black last wrestled on the July 15 edition of Rampage, teaming with Brody King to defeat Alex Reynolds & John Silver.
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