Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: How close did Bret come to leaving WWE in 1992?
The deal was Bret's contract had a negotiation window (where he could opt out) and a roll over period (where if he didn't opt out, it automatically renews).
So, he negotiates and supposedly agreed to a deal with WCW and was even scheduled to debut at the 1/21 Clash. According to Meltzer, he was going to jump with the IC Title but the idea for Piper to end up with the belt was made weeks prior and possibly may have indirectly swayed Bret into exploring his options. Problem was, the negotiation window had expired prior and his contract was automatically extended for several months.