Here's a follow up on the deal with Rey Mysterio's contract and why it was extended by Vince McMahon. The deal with all standard WWE contracts is that they all have a clause written in that allows the company to extend a contract based on wrestlers not performing for an extended period of time due to injury. So WWE doing the automatic renewal on his contract is something that is specifically mentioned in Mysterio's deal and all standard deals. There's no word on if it's been done in the past with anyone else.
WWE could do the same thing with CM Punk in July if they choose to as a way from keeping him from working anywhere else. The one disadvantage of doing that is that WWE would have to pay him his downside guarantee. Right now they don't have to do that since he's refusing to work.
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