WWE Still Talking To Talent Despite Hiring Freeze

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It appears that despite an effective hiring freeze in WWE due to the impending takeover by Endeavor, Triple H has still been keen to talk to prospective signings for the company.

When Triple H took the reins of WWE after the short-lived retirement of Vince McMahon in 2022, he began reversing the trend of roster cuts and brought back several stars that had previously been released such as Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Bray Wyatt, and Braun Strowman among others.

However, with the company signed on to be taken over by Endeavor it appears there is something of a hiring freeze. CEO Nick Khan recently noted that “aggressive” cuts could be made to personnel given the takeover in the near future.

Now Fightful Select has reported that the freeze in talent being brought on board to the company has not stopped Triple H and his team from reaching out to free agents. Recent IMPACT Wrestling returnee Nick Aldis is said to have been told that WWE had an interest in him but with the ongoing acquisition of the company “main roster hires” weren’t being made.

A “WWE higher up” is said to have noted that WWE is still talking to talent and hope to be actively hiring again soon. There was said to be contact between the company and EJ Nduka as well as former NJPW star Jay White who went on to sign with AEW – although it was also noted that contact between WWE and White seemed to dry up in the weeks before he became All Elite. Interestingly, it was also noted that Triple H was “adamant” that no details of the talks were to be leaked.

Both William Regal and Bruce Prichard are said to have reached out to talent although no names that they have specifically spoken to were reported. The company as a whole is said to be interested in NJPW stars Hikuleo and Tama Tonga as well as former SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi. However, some free agents have said that WWE stopped responding to them during talks, highlighting the freeze on hiring talent seems to be in effect.