WWE has been in contact with a lot of names in recent weeks, whether for Raw, Smackdown or NXT. It’s very clear they want more people with established names for undercards and top fill time and put people over on television. Dave did name Carlito, MVP & Stevie Richards being 3 of the people that been called a few days back.
The basic reaction is that the WWE money offers aren’t great, and one person noted they’re making considerably more not only than the WWE offer on the outside, but more than they made their last few years of working a full-time schedule in WWE, and are working far less dates to make that money. Some are saying they aren’t going, others saying they won’t unless the offers are higher. Some are offered full-time deals and others deals where they can still work indies that don’t have television similar to the Tommaso Ciampa deal. One person was asked to debut at TV this week, and obviously wasn’t there.