It was reported recently that NXT call-ups had not been given new contracts. Such had usually been the case when stars debuted on the main roster, but perhaps due to the pandemic and additional cost-cutting measures, new contracts were not given. Now, we have an update.
Fightful Select (subscription required) is currently reported that new deals have still not been offered. Additionally, the report states that WWE’s reasoning behind this has been that the talent’s travel and schedule have been reduced already so a new deal is not necessary.
The report also says the money associated with these contracts is significantly below what talent were being offered last year.
Among the most recent NXT call ups have been Keith Lee and the members of Retribution. While not officially called up, the group is reportedly made up of Dominik Dijakovic, Mia Yim, Mercedes Martinez, Shane Thorne, and Dio Maddin.
It remains to be seen when WWE will consider offering new contracts to the recent call-ups. If they are waiting for touring to begin again, it may be quite a while as this pandemic has no end in sight.
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