WWE Still Holds Exclusive Negotiation Rights For Aleister Black

WWE released Aleister Black, but they might have regretted that decision straight away. Rumors about WWE possibly trying to get Aleister Black to come back already have started to swirl, but he is still officially released from the company.

We previously covered that AEW is very interested in Aleister Black. At this point All Elite Wrestling can’t even talk to Tommy End to gauge his interest. That 90-day non-compete clause from WWE is getting in the way.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer stated that if WWE wants Aleister Black back then they will have to sign him to a new deal, because he was released. Meltzer brought up how WWE re-signed Drake Maverick to an NXT deal , likely for far less money, when he was released.

“I know that a lot of guys that they have cut over the years have then been offered new contracts for far less money and very few of them go back. So, that’s again, maybe they’ll give him the same money, because if they don’t it’s kinda hard. Everyone is different. Everyone has different wants.”

“Obviously, he’s got, unofficially, because you’re not allowed to negotiate and all that, but I certainly heard, at one point, not many days ago to expect him in AEW. Officially there’s no deal and there can’t be a deal until end of August before he can go, we’ll see.”

“WWE does have exclusive rights to negotiate with him right now as far as legally goes.”

Aleister Black is not bound to make a WWE return if they offer him a deal. He was released, but AEW still can’t really talk about signing him until that 90-day non-compete clause is over. Several recently released WWE Superstars have asked to have their non-compete clauses nixed, but it’s unclear if the company granted those requests. It is also unknown if Tommy End was one of the people who requested to get out of his 90-day non-compete clause.

The pro wrestling world seems to be an open book for Tommy End right now. We’ll have to see where the former Aleister Black lands next.

What’s your take on Tommy End’s pro wrestling future? Should he go back to WWE if they offer him a deal? Sound off in the comments!

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