Vince McMahon Reportedly 'Adamantly Against' No-Cut Clauses In WWE Contracts
WWE talent have reportedly asked about them
Discussions around including 'no-cut' clauses in WWE contracts came to an abrupt end after it reportedly became apparent that Vince McMahon was adamantly against them.
WWE have releases 81 talent from their respective contracts in 2021, and over 100 since signing multiple names to new, big money deals in 2019. With continued employment in WWE clearly far from guaranteed, discourse has turned to why WWE talent don't ask for 'no-cut' clauses within their deals.
According to Fightful Select, the idea of 'no-cut' clauses had been discussed by certain wrestlers and backstage officials in WWE, with several individuals of influence higher up in the promotion open to the concept.
However, WWE talent were later informed that the inclusion of 'no-cut' clauses were not a negotiable option during contract talks as it wasn't something the company was willing to consider.
It appears that mandate came directly from WWE Chairman McMahon, who the report claims was 'adamantly against' the idea.
WWE have cited 'budget cuts' for almost all of their releases in the last two years as a host of top earners, including the likes of Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, departed the promotion.