As per Wade Keller on a recent PWTorch.com audio show, several AEW stars’ contracts are set to expire. Some talents are reportedly curious about the leverage they’ll have with other promotions, including WWE, NJPW and GCW.
Keller also explained that AEW is hopeful that Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega will re-sign, ahead of their deals expiring, but noted that it is a possibility that these stars have already put pen to paper, and are keeping quiet.
Believing the situation will be ‘interesting to watch’, Keller said:
“There are people I’ve talked to in AEW who are looking at their contracts and wondering what their deal is gonna be next time when their first deals come up and how much leverage they’re gonna have with WWE or New Japan or heck, GCW with their ticket sales these days or the indie scene as an option to book yourself. It’s gonna be interesting to watch.”
“I have heard the intent and the hope is that Cody and Kenny and Tony all come to deals. There’s not signs that any of them want to leave or are disgruntled to the point that they shouldn’t be able to come to an extension but I don’t know the situation. Maybe Cody and Kenny already signed extensions and they kept it quiet. Actually, I’m pretty sure that hasn’t happened now that I think about it from people I’ve talked to. I think Cody and Kenny might be next in terms of signing extensions.”
It was previously reported that The Young Bucks have signed contract extensions with AEW, seeing them through to 2024.
Kenny Omega is currently taking time away from the ring to undergo and recover from multiple surgeries. Rhodes is set to do battle with Andrade El Idolo in a street fight on the upcoming episode of AEW Dynamite.
Quotes via WrestlingNews.co.