— Earlier this week, Dragon Lee announced that he has signed with WWE and more details have emerged on his new contract. Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio is reporting that Lee’s deal is for three years and that while it is not at the same level money-wise as a main roster contract, it is above the standard NXT deal that WWE routinely offers talent and also more than what Lee was earning in Mexico. Meltzer also noted that AEW was not only interested in signing Lee, but they also extended a competing offer.
– Soon after the deal was made official, ESPN confirmed that Dragon Lee is destined for WWE’s NXT brand and it is rumored that he has been told that he would be called up to either Raw or Smackdown by 2024 at which point, it will trigger a new contract that would start at a minimum of $250,000. As well, the three year contract that he did sign would see salary increases each year regardless of where he is and it makes him the second highest paid NXT wrestler behind only Apollo Crews.