By the end of 2020, a significant number of professional wrestler talent contracts will expire and be left as free agents the following year.
by Fight full select (Subscription required), this year’s “contract season” will be extended beyond the normal period. According to the report, the Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling contracts are usually terminated by the end of the year, but WWE usually constitutes a deal around the time of WrestleMania (April). However, trading with WWE talent is more widespread than usual, probably affecting the number of alternative options wrestlers have to go and attempts to prevent them from being signed elsewhere.
Meanwhile, AEW has a talent contract that ends in the first half of 2021, but which talent remains unknown. Impact Wrestling has made several “multi-year” transactions dating back to 2019, and the report lists the number of transactions announced after talent put the pen on paper.
– WWE Sports
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