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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Backstage news on recent WWE releases

WWE releasing Emma came as a shock to many in the professional wrestling community
WWE releasing Emma came as a shock to many in the professional wrestling community
Johny Payne
Modified 04 Nov 2017, 00:44 IST

What’s the story?

As per F4WOnline, a few recently-released WWE Superstars are reportedly disallowed to sign with other pro-wrestling promotions until March of next year.

Also Read: WWE News: Emma breaks her silence following her release

The performers are currently being paid by the WWE on basis of the ‘Non-Compete’ clause in their contracts with the company.

In case you didn’t know…

The WWE released a slew of longtime performers from its ranks over the past few days.

Several well-known Superstars such as Summer Rae and Emma received their pink slip from the WWE, with most of them formally acknowledging and reiterating the same on social media.

The heart of the matter

Apparently, Summer Rae, Emma and Darren Young are legally disallowed to sign with any other professional wrestling promotion until March of 2018.


The contracts which the now-former WWE Superstars had signed with the promotion contain a ‘Non-Compete’ clause, which makes it illegal for them to work for any other pro-wrestling organisation until the period of the non-compete clause runs its course.

Also Read: WWE News: Summer Rae speaks out in detail following her release

Furthermore, Rae, Emma and Young are being paid by the WWE all through February of next year, following which they are permitted to sign with other pro-wrestling companies.

What’s next?

The WWE has been trimming its roster as of late, as the dynamic changes within the promotion’s ranks steer it onwards in the New Era.

Author’s take

Truth be told, the WWE has been hiring too much talent—something that may indeed hurt the promotion in the long run.

The WWE is without a doubt the world’s premier professional wrestling organisation, however, they may have to exercise more restraint when it comes to expanding its already swollen roster in this day and age. 

Published 04 Nov 2017, 00:44 IST
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