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December 3, 2018 Observer Newsletter: Death of Larry Matysik, NXT UK contract changes


In something that everyone knew was inevitable at some point, just not this soon, the WWE informed most of its U.K. contracted wrestlers that they would be getting raises in their contracts but would no longer be allowed to wrestle for any outside promotions except partner groups, which would be ICW, Progress and wXw that are known about along with a few others that have been reported.

The wrestlers were under annual contracts in the neighborhood of $20,000 to $25,000 per year, but they were told they would be allowed to continue working their regular schedules for the most part, as some companies like ROH, Impact and others were always banned, and more recently Revolution Pro, with its ties to New Japan, was banned from using the talent. More recently WWE insisted that talent couldn’t work anywhere within a week of television tapings since in the past they had to rewrite television if there were injuries over the last week.

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