More talent is expected to move up to the main roster next month and that means less TV time for other Superstars. There’s also a new crop of talent scheduled to report to the Performance Center soon so you can imagine how some of the people on the main roster and in NXT are feeling right now.
As WWE gets ready to rake in huge money from their new TV deals with NBCUniversal and FOX, they are signing away as many top stars as possible. As a result of the crowded roster, some wrestlers are not happy with their spots and it’s not going to get better for some in 2019.
Dave Meltzer also referenced Almas a couple of weeks ago on Wrestling Observer Radio. He noted that international star Rush turned down WWE and one of the reasons why is because he is good friends with Almas and he knows how unhappy his friend is in WWE.
Almas has expressed unhappiness with his spot in the past. A couple of years ago he considered quitting while he was still in NXT but things turned around and he got a main event push before being moved to the main roster. Unfortunately for him, things haven’t gone as a well for him since moving to SmackDown Live.
It looks like Rush made the right decision. There are other options out there for him to make significant money. Perhaps, in a couple of years when his stock has risen, WWE will go back to him with a bigger money offer like they did with Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks.
2019 is almost here and it promises to be one of the most unique and historic years in the history of the business. WWE is looking to sign more top names from the independent scene but there are also some that are looking to leave and Almas could be looking elsewhere if things don’t turn around for him.