Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter offered some further behind-the-scenes news of what exactly WWE had offered members of the biggest non-WWE wrestling faction in the world right now.
Triple H had headed the negotiations and had reportedly offered unique deals to Adam Page, The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes, which were subsequently turned down. Meltzer mentioned that the offer to ‘Hangman’ Adam Page was to work for NXT, be pushed as one of the top talents on the yellow brand and be paid the same as main roster talent.
The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, were also offered a unique three-year deal where they would have been paid the same as Bullet Club alumni and former WWE Champion, AJ Styles. Along with this, the WWE Network would air their hit YouTube series, Being The Elite, on a weekly basis. The specifics of the contract would’ve allowed the duo what is essentially a ‘get out of jail free’ option in the form of a six-month window to exit from their contracts if they were unhappy within the company.
Kenny Omega, who I often hotly discussed in wrestling rumours pre-Royal Rumble, announced his pending departure from New Japan earlier this week. His contract expires on February 1st and, while reports mention he was made a ‘fantastic offer’ by WWE, it is said he has already turned this down and is almost a shoo-in at this point to sign with All Elite Wrestling.
Meltzer also noted that The Elite had 12 hours of discussions with Triple H, where the group praised him for his handling of the discussions. It was also mentioned that HHH found the funny side of his depiction during Being The Elite, where The Young Bucks superkicked him as a way of publically announcing they had rejected the offer.