WWE Contract Updates
I couldn't think of a better title for this article as I do want to talk about multiple people instead of just one name. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the expiring contracts of the former New Japan stars that jumped to WWE back in 2016. It is crazy to think that three years have gone by this quick, but the only person that I think is AJ Styles is only person among them that will no doubt resign with the company. This does bring up Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows as they are also looking for a new contract like Styles.
All four of these gifted talents came in to a lot of fanfare and with a lot of high hopes that they would be able to hang on the biggest scale. Right now AJ Styles is the only one among the four that has been given the shot to show exactly how good he still is. Since his heel turn I feel like Nakamura has found a missing piece of himself because I thought that he had lost a step in the ring since his time in NXT. I know I mentioned this before that it's possible Nakamura set the bar to high upon his debut in the company that people only think he's flop because he hasn't reached the level he did in his debut since then. Factoring in his age though and all he accomplished across the Pacific in New Japan I think he's not done in the WWE just yet and will resign when the time comes.
If one could look up the definition of disappointment you would see a picture of the Good Brothers, because after dominating New Japan everyone was extremely excited to see them in the WWE. However, things have not gone at all like anyone thought and though you might be able to blame it on the Brand Split very early in their run I don't think that hurt them to be truthful. Looking at the run that Anderson & Gallows have had the only thing you can blame it being a flop on is the fact that WWE doesn't book most tag teams well. Excluding The Shield and New Day because they are trio's and not tag teams the WWE has mostly booked a bunch of lackluster teams with a few of them being able to be called real successes. The puzzling thing though is why did they sign these two if there was no plan already in place to use them in the best way possible. Comparing these two to AJ would be an unfair comparison, but one I feel like that should be made because AJ was challenging for the World Title within four months of his debut.
Overall I think it is clear that the only two I can't see resigning is Anderson and Gallows, because unless the WWE makes promises like they did with Dolph Ziggler to prevent the Good Brothers from heading to NJPW I don't see why they should stay put. Think about it.... What has Anderson & Gallows done since arriving on Smackdown Live from the Superstar Shake-up, answer well nothing. They haven't done anything worth a note since there short lived alliance last year with Finn Balor that went nowhere. I would love to see Anderson & Gallows be given the opportunity they deserve to succeed in the WWE, but if the company doesn't give it to them then I say either head back to NJPW or I'm sure one either ROH or Impact would open the door. Then again remember once a Bullet Club member always a Bullet Club member.
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