WWE has done mass talent and staff firings over the last few months to help out the budget.
In April, the likes of Chelsea Green and Mickie James were let go while earlier this month, Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, Buddy Murphy, and Santana Garrett departed.
Fightful Select reports that multiple talents that have been recently released have asked WWE if they can forego their non-compete clauses, which are anywhere ranging from the entire duration down to a few days before their scheduled non-competes end. These clauses are usually for 90 days although NXT wrestlers are for 30 days.
It was said that WWE is receptive to this with John Laurinaitis being the general point of contact for wrestlers to get this approved.
There’s no word yet on if the wrestlers will still be paid for that period in the case of a few days that if forego their non-competes, but it was noted WWE has been more lenient than ever before about inquiries regarding non-competes.