WWE Stars Less Likely To Jump To AEW

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Top WWE stars will be staying put.

While WWE continues to fly high following WrestleMania 40, uncertainty surrounds several of its biggest stars. Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, and Drew McIntyre all have contracts expiring very soon, while Natalya and Sheamus also have deals expiring in 2024.

With regard to Drew McIntyre, it’s been reported that he’ll become a free agent at the end of May, as he still hasn’t signed a new contract.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reiterated that Drew McIntyre is expected to remain with the company, despite the lack of a new deal.

McIntyre’s deal expires in late May. It actually expired time wise at the end of 2023 but they tacked on several months due to time off for an injury. Those in WWE expect he’s signing noting, seeing it as enough of a given he’s being advertised on shows post contract expiration.

The feeling was that while he had talked of taking time off if not creatively fulfilled, that he very much is now and is seen as one of the company’s top full-time wrestlers with Rhodes and Rollins.

Meanwhile, a new report stated that WWE is “working hard” to get Becky Lynch signed up to a new deal.

AEW Unlikely To Land WWE Stars

Interestingly, Meltzer added that there’s now a belief that WWE talent is less likely to move to AEW as several stars had done previously.

There is also the belief WWE talent is less likely now to opt for AEW.

There have also been suggestions that Hook could be moving in the opposite direction. The popular star is said to be open to exploring his options in free agency when his AEW deal expires later in 2024. Furthermore, the sports entertainment giant is believed to be interested in securing his signature.