WWE usually releases a few stars every year after WrestleMania but this year that company has held off the roster cuts so far which has been a topic of discussion among fans.
At start, it was believed that Officials had to focus on the Greatest Royal Rumble immediately after WrestleMania and hence they did not think of releasing talents. But now it appears that there is more to the story.
Wrestles Votes twitter account, which has broken a few stories in the past recently made a tweet and pointed out how most WWE contracts still have a 90 days non compete clause attached to them:
This came up in conversation last night w/ well placed source (their opinion & not fact) said it’s interesting no roster cuts YET this year. Most contracts still have 90 day no compete clause. Look for any releases (IF they are coming) after June 4th. Read between the lines here.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 23, 2018
What’s interesting here is that the self-financed ALL In event of Cody Rhodes and Young Bucks will be taking place on September 1st, within the 90 days period of the mentioned date of June 4rth.
So while it’s not a confirmed story, many believe that the company is holding off the releases up until June in order to prohibit talents from appearing at the indie show.
Though this strategy will only work if the ALL In event is broadcasted somewhere but considering Cody Rhodes’ comments about the matter it’s very much possible that the trio will find a way to broadcast their show and it looks like WWE is at least trying what they can to stop talents from appearing at the event.