The story for the past year and a half has been that WWE has been throwing money at all of its wrestlers to try and convince them to stay, over fears that they would join rival promotion AEW if they left.
However, following the departure of Drew Gulak this past weekend, WWE’s position seems to have changed.
Gulak wasn’t released or fired, he simply let his contract run its course, and is now a free agent. There have been no reports that Gulak had been offered large amounts of money to stay, and according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, that’s because WWE isn’t as bothered about stars going to AEW as it once was.
“They know it’s not one of those situations like it was a couple of months ago when somebody might go and help the opposition right now. I mean, they’re not concerned with that anymore. I mean, that’s the situation.”
Of course people are going to speculate that Gulak will move to AEW after a recent successful run with Daniel Bryan on SmackDown, but given the uncertain global situation, it may be a while before Drew moves anywhere.
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