Last week, AEW announced that their ongoing television deal with TNT will extend through 2023 with a fourth-year option for 2024, and that makes room for a significant pay increase on part of the talents.
WrestlingNews reports that AEW’s bold presence has led to WWE taking extra care of their Superstars. Vince McMahon is currently laser-focused on keeping the locker room happy and many wrestlers are now working fewer dates than before.
“Guys are making more and they are not afraid to ask for time off like before. We know these aren’t guaranteed contracts like WCW but Vince more accommodating these days because he wants to keep everyone happy so that wall has been torn down.”
The WWE locker room morale is much better at present due to the company offering big-money contracts and pushing the younger Superstars.
“Some people are getting offered more money with a better schedule. We have AEW to thank for that so I would say thank you AEW for being around.”
This week on Monday Night RAW, Rey Mysterio remained unsuccessful in his pursuit to regain the WWE United States Championship. Despite his best efforts, the veteran masked legend failed to dethrone the reigning champion, Andrade, in the highly entertaining ladder match.
Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that contrary to fan rumors, Mr. 619 wasn’t injured during his match on RAW despite taking some bad bumps in his losing effort.
“Sources tell us it has been determined Mysterio was not seriously injured, therefore he’s cleared to continue competing and won’t miss time away from the ring to recover.”
While the WWE Universe continues to speculate about Mysterio’s retirement at WrestleMania, it seems that the former World Champion will hang up his mask only after his son Dominick’s WWE debut.
As previously reported, Dominick could potentially enter the Men’s Royal Rumble this Sunday, and this makes us wonder what WWE has in store for the father-son duo at the grand event in Texas.