The big story on this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite was the debut of Malakai Black, formerly known as Aleister Black. This comes just over a month after Black was released from WWE on June 2, or thirty five days later. WWE’s standard no compete clauses are ninety days for main roster wrestlers, meaning that something was up. It turns out to be something kind of embarrassing.
According to PWInsider.com, Black was under the thirty day no compete clause for NXT wrestlers instead of the ninety day version. This was due to a clerical error when Black moved up to the main roster in 2019, as the length of the no compete clause was never changed. There is no word on if this is the case for any other released WWE wrestlers other than Black.
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