WWE News: Former WWE employee's non-compete clause ending soon
Good news for the fans of Damien Sandow
Like in previous years, the WWE again went on a spring cleaning drive to freshen up their roster and release fringe talent from the company. As a result, on May 6th , several employees were released from their duties.
This included Zeb Colter, Cameron, Alex Riley and El Torito. Former champions like Santino Marella, Bad News Barrett, Hornswoggle and Damien Sandow also, unfortunately, ended up on that list.
After getting released, Sandow announced on Twitter that he will be again taking bookings for independent wrestling shows. The former Money in the Bank contract winner, now competing under the name of Aaron Stevens, has been already booked for appearances by Tier 1 Wrestling, Wrestle Pro and Global Force Wrestling.
The non-wrestle clause on his WWE contract, though, is preventing him from wrestling immediately. But Cagesideseats.com confirms that the clause will run out on August 7th. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he'll be able to work for other promotions after that date.
The WWE Universe was initially shocked with his release from the company when it was announced. Despite being a fan favourite, and capturing the Money in the Bank briefcase, Tag Team Championships and 2 Slammy Awards, it was reported that he didn’t ‘fit’ into the WWE’s plans.
WWE reveals that there was no bad blood between the two parties over his release.