Over the past few weeks and months, the numerous releases that have come at the hands of WWE have been much discussed. In just over 12 months, WWE has in fact gone without more than 280 employees, including wrestlers, managers, referees, road agents, office employees, various insiders, etc., with the latest "luxury" names.
fired by the McMahons who were those of Aleister Black and Braun Strowman. Obviously, after the release came at the hands of the WWE, there was also a mockery for these athletes, since now for at least 90 days they will not be able to appear in any event related to the world of pro-wrestling, if not authorized by the company.
The famous non-competition clause with the McMahon company has now become a must in recent years and would be included in almost all the agreements that WWE signs with its employees, but now it would not be the only one either.
Former WWE stars will not be able to sign autographs with their stage names
Apparently, after the recent rumors that have led Braun Strowman to receive a lot of criticism for the amount of money his manager would require to make him land on an indie show, a new curiosity about WWE Superstar contracts has emerged, which was not.
still been adopted by the McMahons in recent years. According to Dave Meltzer, a well-known journalist of the Wrestling Observer, in one of his usual newsletters, it seems that the WWE is inserting in all its contracts with its Superstars, the ban on being able to sign with the stage name used in the rings of the WWE, as an autograph with fans, in case such wrestlers are later released.
In practice, once the agreement with WWE is no longer valid, the wrestler could sign autographs, t-shirts, merchandise items and dedications, only with his real name or another pseudonym by which he is known in the world of pro-wrestling, which is not owned by the WWE.
This stratagem was also made to use by Braun Strowman, who will now have to sign his autographs as Adam Scherr, his real name. As for other athletes, however, it is also quite irrelevant, given that characters like Aleister Black, have already returned to using the old pseudonym of the independent world and therefore also the good Aleister, now he will return to sign Tommy End, as it is right that and in other federations.
After 25 years with WWE, Henry joined AEW in May as a commentator and coach. He explained on his Busted Open radio show earlier this month that McMahon reluctantly told him he should leave WWE if he wanted to. Speaking on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, the 2018 WWE Hall of Famer elaborated on his final conversation with the WWE Chairman before leaving: “I told Vince, I was like, ‘Man, I hope you don’t have any ill will or negative feeling,’” Henry said. “He said, ‘Mark, I know you’re gonna be great at whatever you do."