In the ever-changing world of professional wrestling, potential shifts in allegiances reverberate like a body slam on the mat. The WWE universe is abuzz with anticipation as the contracts of NXT stars, colloquially known as the Dyad or the Grizzled Young Veterans, draw to an end on Saturday, October 14.
At the heart of this looming transition are Jagger Reid, James Drake, and Rip Fowler, along with their performance partner Zack Gibson. This quartet has held viewers gripped with their performances on WWE NXT TV until late August. Despite the spotlight, Drake and Gibson have vocally expressed their decision to not extend their WWE agreements. This declaration was made much earlier in the year, amid reports of denied releases from their contracts in April.
With contractual freedom on the horizon, information about their next steps remains shrouded in secrecy. However, the Grizzled Young Veterans recently took to Twitter in what seems like a tease regarding their future plans. Drake, dropping a cryptic post featuring an image of two sets of ring boots belonging to him and Gibson alongside the thought-provoking caption: “Time waits for no one. Saturday. 12pm EST/US 5pm UK.”
Considering the precise timing aligns to their release, and the lack of a non-compete clause due to the natural conclusion of their contracts, the stage is set for a major reveal regarding their wrestling future. A move sparking speculation among eager fans and wrestling pundits alike.
Adding fuel to the speculation inferno, Drake and Gibson have recently referenced a well-known AEW team, potentially signaling openness towards a future engagement with the company.
Wrestling, although renowned for its in-ring spectacles, is an industry driven equally by backstage politics, negotiations, and career trajectories of its stars. It’s the untold stories, the hidden politics, the whirlwind of the drama behind the curtain that craft a narrative as captivating as the action in the ring itself.
With time wearing thin and future plans inching closer to an announcement, stay connected with all updates on this brewing situation here at WrestleTalk.com. For additional news related to WWE, head on over to our main page.
Remember, as James Drake eloquently put it, “Time waits for no one”, and neither does the thrilling world of professional wrestling.