WWE Rumors: WWE taking drastic measures to prevent Superstars from leaving

  • Stephanie McMahon recently gave a pep talk to NXT Superstars.
Modified 14 Jun 2019, 09:15 IST

Vince and Stephanie
Vince and Stephanie

What's the story?

It seems several WWE Superstars are counting the days until their contracts expire and they can leave the company.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Stephanie McMahon gave a pep talk to NXT Superstars before Wednesday's NXT TV tapings, explaining how being with the WWE would be beneficial to them.

In case you didn't know...

Ever since All Elite Wrestling came into the picture, the landscape of professional wrestling in North America has undergone a major change. The first AEW show, Double Or Nothing, saw former WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose make his shocking debut as Jon Moxley. As per reports that have been coming out since a while now, there are several WWE Superstars who want to leave the company and jump ship.

Stephanie McMahon had a backstage meeting with WWE Superstars last month, before the Money In The Bank PPV kicked off. The meeting saw Stephanie acknowledging that AEW is a competition to WWE moving forward.

Also read: 10 craziest ideas for the WWE 24/7 Title

The heart of the matter

Before Wednesday's NXT tapings, Stephanie gave a pep talk to several NXT Superstars.

As per reports, she pushed the perks of being a part of the WWE, and added that talents have the freedom of being their own brands. Additionally, she promoted WWE's social media figures in a full-fledged presentation. The highlight was her mentioning the fact that Forbes had listed WrestleMania as being one of the biggest and most powerful brands on social media.

WOR also noted that the company is trying its best to convince Superstars that there's no career outside WWE. Dave Meltzer mentioned how talent used to believe this previously, but most of them aren't buying it at this point in time.

What's next?

WWE seems to be hell-bent on locking in Superstars and not letting them jump ship to AEW or somewhere else. This makes for a very intriguing scenario.

What are your thoughts on Stephanie's pep talk?

Published 14 Jun 2019, 09:15 IST
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