WWE Offering Contracts "Bigger Than You Can Even Imagine" To Avoid Losing Talent To AEW

WWE |By Matt Boone |Sat, July 6, 2019 - 5:16PM EDT
WWE vs. AEW Wrestling War Backstage News Update (7/6/2019)

As noted, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson have reportedly now signed five-year contracts with WWE to stay with the promotion.

According to Jon Alba (below), it appears the contracts were not technically signed until this past Monday and that the duo was given significant raises.

On today's Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer (@DaveMeltzerWON) suggested that WWE has begun making even bigger offers to talent than anyone even imagines as they don't really want to lose anyone to rival promotion AEW. He also added that it's unlikely anyone is going to get fired unless it's an absolutely necessary situation.

It was also noted that from WWE and Vince McMahon's perspective, it is a "war" and it is very much real because Vince gets interested in these types of battles.

WWE running and streaming shows head-to-head with AEW are events that are likely to "constantly happen" moving forward because that's just how McMahon operates.

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