WWE has a 90-day non-compete clause for released Superstars. There are many reasons for this to happen, but Colt Cabana didn’t have to wait that long to return to WWE.
According to fighter selection, who spoke with Cabana, after WWE provided him with a contact person to ask about indie bookings following his release. He was asked through Ty Bailey in WWE to approve the dates until his 90-day non-compete clause ended.
Cabana apparently got so many indie bookings that it flooded Bailey’s inbox. Instead of answering them all, WWE paid Colt Cabana outright to buy them 90-days and then they let him go completely.
Bailey had little contact with Cabana. When Cabana ended up filling Bailey’s inbox with requests for approval for indie dates, WWE opted to buy him out of his 90-day contract to deal with the trouble. Cabanas were paid in lump sum for the full 90 days, no less.
It was reported that the recent wave of WWE releases included some who asked for an early exit from their 90-day non-compete clause. It will be interesting to see who ends up once this segment ends. The company reportedly excluded one person from its non-compete clause early, but it did not note who received it.
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