Aleister Black debuted for AEW this week just after about a month after he was released from WWE. Per usual, no compete clauses by WWE are 90 days. Thankfully, an error in the writing saved Black from having to wait three months before jumping ship over to AEW. WWE Stars Caught Watching AEW Backstage.
Of course, we all know that almost every released WWE star will be heading to AEW after their clause is up. Thankfully for Black, the wait wasn’t that long. Surely, AEW was also thankful to have such a catch so soon.
This isn’t actually the first time this has happened as according to Fightful Select, WWE called Buddy Murphy “in a panic after his release.” They feared that the same mistake had been made on his contract. Then he checked the details and confirmed that his non-compete clause is for 90 days instead of 30.
Buddy did, however, confirm that his non-compete is 90 days, but that WWE called him in a panic after his release, thinking that his might also be 30 as a result of what happened with the former Aleister Black.
It was noted that WWE “offered to extend” his non-compete clause to 90 days, which would get him 60 extra days of his downside guarantee payment, but they didn’t need to for him.
Special thanks to RingsideNews.