Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Sep 2013
Re: How exactly do wrestling contracts?
Yes, basically keeps the talent in contract "obligated" to fulfill the time and terms negotiated in the contract. It can protect both the employer and the employee... but doesn't always work. If someone breaches (goes against) the contract, they get sued. Also, any new employer of the person who broke the contract can get sued in some cases...but that's way complicated. Contract are agreements...so they vary. Some people have creative freedom on their contracts, restrictions, vacations, and other things specified and agreed upon in the contract.
I worked by yearly contracts before. I did from age 24, to 28. I was stupid enough to sign new contracts as soon as it was put on the table, even tho I knew I was worth more.
I had surgery 5 month in my last contract...and can't do what I did before, so I could never go back to work with them. They could had terminated my contract (I think) but they were nice enough to pay me the 7 months left on the contract.
TNA DOES suck when it comes to keeping up with contracts. Sure, you can't control every one's, as mentioned above, some wrestler decide to wait, and thats on them...but TNA just does it way too often for a company in the entertainment business, with a competition with pretty much "unlimited" funds.