The world of professional wrestling is teeming with highly skilled free agents who could significantly benefit WWE. While there have been recent reports of the company passing on the opportunity to bring in some of these talented individuals, it is important to note that a hiring freeze was not the cause for this decision.
Several notable names, including Jay White, Nick Aldis, and AOP, were rumored to have piqued WWE’s interest, but the company did not ultimately offer them contracts. Despite reports to the contrary, WWE has confirmed that it does not currently have a hiring freeze in place. This revelation is particularly intriguing given the recent announcement of the merger between WWE and UFC. While a company merger can often result in a need to keep costs down, it appears that WWE is not slowing down its hiring process.
Ringside News reached out to WWE to clarify the reasons behind the decision not to bring in these particular wrestlers. The response indicated that each wrestler was passed on for different reasons and that WWE has unique explanations for their decisions. Furthermore, WWE made it clear that they are not implementing a hiring freeze at this time.
While it is uncertain what the future holds, it is clear that WWE is continuing with business as usual, despite the changing landscape of the industry. Fans can remain hopeful that WWE has some exciting surprises in store for them down the line.
We've received a lot of questions about why WWE didn't sign Jay White, Nick Aldis, and other bigger free agents lately.
It was reported that a "hiring freeze" is on, but we have been told #WWE passed on them for "different reasons" and there is no freeze.
— Steve Carrier (@steve_carrier) April 10, 2023