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WWE Hiring Freeze: More information revealed

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There have been claims over the past few months that WWE has been on a Hiring Pause, and a new report has more information on the supposed WWE Hiring Freeze.

According to a new report from Fightful Select, the ‘hiring freeze’ has been in effect throughout 2023, with several notable names not getting the nod.

“It was reiterated to Fightful from WWE higher ups that there has been an effective hiring freeze in place since the beginning of the year, whether or not that official term has been used” the site claimed on its Patreon subscription service.

“In fact, we’ve learned that Nick Aldis was told that WWE had maintained interest in him, but with the corporate moves, there weren’t main roster hires being made” Fightful added.

WWE Hiring Freeze

“However, we have been told that A WWE higher up told some within the industry that they’re still talking to talent, and hope to be hiring again sooner than later. We’ve learned that there was contact with EJ Nduka via James Kimball, and Switchblade Jay White via WWE, and that Triple H was adamant he didn’t want details of the talks leaked” the site revealed.

“William Regal and Bruce Prichard had both reached out to talent during that time. The way that it was put to us was ‘we haven’t been hiring people, but we’ve been talking to people.’ It was also mentioned that while WWE had heavy interest in Jay White and would have loved to have had him, there wasn’t a lot of communication in the latter weeks before he got signed by AEW” Fightful noted.

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