As for the AEW President, he doesn’t see WWE as a destination for the actual contracts they hold – it’s a “temporary arrangement”.
“Whoever signs the contract [in WWE] These days, in my opinion, is not signing a real contract,” Tony Khan said after WWE’s latest cuts. “It is a temporary arrangement. The people who come to wrestle with me, a lot of these people are outspoken people, and they know it. There are some people who have been here and worked really hard. There are some people who come and work more than really hard.
“I feel like it’s their real life and will be with me for the rest of my life. And I don’t know if everyone who works for my contest can say the same. I think there are people who work there and they’re not even sure they’ll be there next week. There’s a lot more security with a contract here. I can’t say I’m going to renew every contract or bring everyone back, but I’ve also – over the past few years – haven’t done mass layoffs.
“Even though I’m not the most profitable company of all time. I’m not bragging about being the most profitable company of all time. I brag about bringing a lot of revenue to a startup and being a real success story. What I’m going to brag about is that we didn’t do mass layoffs and we didn’t lay off 15 people last week or 18 the week before. It’s nothing to be proud of when a company lets all of those people go and you put out press releases like that so often, I don’t think that’s a good thing.”
You can hear Tony Khan’s full commentary in the clip below.
https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2021/11/tony-khan-says-wrestlers-going-to-wwe-arent-signing-a-real-contract/ Tony Khan says wrestlers going to WWE don’t sign ‘real contracts’