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The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes reportedly decline seven figure WWE offer

Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks

We’ve reported on The Elite’s intentions to stay away from the WWE for the time being in the past.

Recently, in an episode of, “Being The Elite,” The Bucks even parodied what a negotiation between them and Triple H would look like. Prior to this, Cody had stated that he’d probably never go back to the WWE and turned down an offer from them last month.

The Wrestling Observer jumped in recently to add that Cody and Matt & Nick Jackson were all offered seven-figure contracts, but passed on the offer. The Elite are reportedly working on their own promotion, known as All Elite Wrestling.

It seems like even a hefty and well-paying contract from the biggest wrestling company in the world won’t keep the group from their dreams.


    When you hear 7 figure contract it should be noted that does not mean 7 figures a year, it means 7 figure guarantee over the life of the deal. Could they have made 7 figures in one year? perhaps, but they were probably offered contracts around 400-500k downside guarantee a year for 3 years. That is probably double what Cody was making on his downside when he left.

  • BB

    That’s a tough thing to turn down. But good for these guys for sticking to their guns and pursuing their next dream in the form of a new company.