WWE talent less inclined towards joining AEW upon contract expiry

With many top-tier WWE wrestlers nearing the end of their contracts, there’s speculation that some might consider joining AEW soon. While it was previously assumed that many WWE stars were eyeing a switch to AEW after contract expiry, new reports suggest that this trend is changing.

A number of WWE employees and performers have recently followed the trend of quitting Stamford-based promotion and joining Tony Khan’s AEW promotion. Adam Copeland and Bryan Danielson are among the most famous people that have made the change. In the meantime, Triple H’s organization has also recruited several talented individuals from AEW. Cody Rhodes, Jade Cargill, and CM Punk’s stories show how the addition of AEW talent has improved WWE.

That would also be a foolish move for any star to defect to AEW, considering WWE’s current golden streak. Remarkably, Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter noticed a change in attitude, with many now thinking that WWE talent is less likely to sign with AEW than before, per TJR Wrestling.

Drew McIntyre is a great example of this point of view. His deal with World Wrestling Entertainment ends in May, but he doesn’t seem interested in switching companies right now.

Drew McIntyre is likely to re-sign with WWE

There’s been talk about Drew McIntyre’s WWE deal for months now. Fans think he might not re-sign though he lost his dream heavyweight title at WrestleMania 40. On the other hand, sources inside the production feel differently.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that McIntyre is reportedly headed back to WWE. WWE announced that McIntyre would be on future dates while talks were still going on. Not to mention he will be a big part of WWE Clash of Castles as the event banner showed earlier this month.

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McIntyre once thought about taking a break because he wasn’t happy with his work, but now he’s fully committed and is seen as one of WWE’s top-tier performers. Several other top-tier wrestlers are also approaching the conclusion of their contracts and have shown no desire to join Tony Khan’s brand, which is a clear indication of how appealing WWE is.

What is your take on WWE’s current upbeat position? Share your opinion in the comment section. 

Robin Ahmed

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Oh, hi, this is Md Robin Ahmed, a WWE fan and I everyday go through a slew of popular WWE stories on Sportszion. Watching Big Show's Showstopper was the beginning of my passion for WWE, though I have to say that his Chokeslam is not one of my favorite moves. Over time, my love for professional wrestling has intensified, mostly due to the Shield, and my all-time favorite wrestler in WWE is Big Dog. I would give everything to be able to be within a few feet of him to witness his iconic Superman Punch and Spear. My major is engineering, but I'm most happy when I'm doing something artistic that doesn't put me under any pressure. Watching them wrestle and discuss their matches is always fun for me. And I've finally discovered a career that gives me fun since it allows me to with my dream heroes lifestyle. So, Welcome! I'd love to hear from you on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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