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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2022 12:24 pm
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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: Sean Ross reports that WWE is adamant that they will not let Ali out of his contract, and he has as many as 3 years left which does not deplete until he ends his work stoppage, so essentially he has to give in or retire.  Ali is already 35 and any sort of long holdout will pretty much take him to 40 before he’s a free agent, so he’s kind of screwed. Ross says WWE is fully prepared to play hardball with him.  
If they stick to this, it will make it hard for them to justify any more roster cuts in the next 3 years.

When have they ever justified anything?  They'll do what they want to do, and no way Vince will still own the company or likely even be alive in 3 years.

The terms of WWE contracts are so outrageous that I really don't know how, in 2022 and with all the labor laws around today and under the scrutiny of people like Andrew Yang, this is allowed to continue.  You're an "independent contractor" who has to do exactly what the company says, they can release you at any time, you can't leave unless they let you, and if you get injured or have a labor dispute your contract is frozen until you can work again.  I can't think of another human being in the free world who works under the conditions of a WWE Superstar.  Kim Jong-un would be like, "That's a little harsh."    

This thread was great before AA ruined it.