Adam Cole’s contract expiring back in July caught people by surprise. The same thing happened to Pete Dunne.
Fightful Select reported today there was significant heat in relation to people “falling asleep at the wheel” in regards to the details and handling of it.
It was said this was mainly an NXT issue as several main roster wrestlers had talked directly with Vince McMahon about their contracts.
WWE re-negotiated several contracts in 2019 in order to adjust them for higher guarantees. Many wrestlers altered their deals during this time period. There was confusion about some contracts that fell in NXT, and the transition between NXT and the main roster.
It was added that WWE was fully aware of Kevin Owens’ contract expiring in January 2022 instead of 2023.