According to a report from PWInsider, MLW has alleged that WWE are attempting to tamper with contracted MLW talents.
MLW was asked if this was in relation to Davey Boy Smith Jr (Harry Smith) appearing this past Wednesday on WWE’s The Bump online series, PWInsider was told it was not in regard to Smith’s appearance but regarding “multiple talents.”
Since the advent of MLW signing talents in 2018, the language in the contracts specifically forbids them from working WWE dates, so any direct communication with signed MLW talents would be seen as a breach of contract by MLW management. MLW has strengthened the exclusivity of their contracts with talents since the advent of All Elite Wrestling’s launch last year as well.
One MLW source claimed that the promotion had an “abundance” of evidence should the matter need to go to court, but hoped that would not happen.
S.A.M.’s Spiel: It seems like every few years that some company accuses WWE of tampering. Whether anything comes from this is unknown, but it seems like MLW is ready to fight if they need to. WWE definitely has the legal resources to fight any court case if it were to reach that point. It will be interesting to see if any more news comes from this.