During the spread of sides in 2016, WWE divided the cast so that Raw and SmackDown had exclusive Superstars of their brand.
Sometimes, this idea has worked wonders because in its time it has given opportunities to a greater number of superstars. it has also allowed new and better rivalries, although not always all run with the same fate, especially those that they come from outside the company.
In 2016 WWE focused on signing stars from NJPW, something logical considering that today is their biggest competition.
As reported by Dave Meltzer in Wrestling Observer Live during his last newsletter, everything indicates that the contracts of AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows expire at the beginning of next year.
“The contracts will end in early 2019, it does not surprise me completely. I know they want him back (Nakamura), and there will be attempts to [come back to NJPW] all of them.
Gallows and Anderson, if they want to go back there, they can do it. WWE is stagnant. Who knows how that ends?
I do not anticipate someone going back there, but you do not know how people feel and what they want to achieve in life. ” H/T to WrestlingCulture for the transcription.
It should be noted that in recent days the rumor has begun that NJPW is interested in bringing back “the king of strong style”.
This is not uncommon to believe because of his failure to become a WWE Champion encourages his return to take place.
The case similar to the one of Gallows and Anderson because they have spent more in the shade than in the light during their stay in WWE.
The only logical renewal would be that of AJ Styles who has achieved several important things in WWE, in addition to making it clear in more than one opportunity he wants to continue in WWE and in the future to even serve as a coach in the Performance Center.