This year’s Royal Rumble set the record for the oldest Royal Rumble match in company history. By oldest, it was meant the average age of the competitors. Only two talents in the match itself were under the age of 30, and it seems that the WWE is starting to look at the problem from the ground up. A change is happening for the company to start getting younger, and it’s beginning at the Performance Center.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported WWE has a new rule in place to help limit the amount of signings that are over the age of 30. They are looking to limit those signings, especially for the NXT brand.
We were told there has been a new doctrine when it comes to new signings that unless it is a special situation where somebody is really good or has potential, or if they have a name from elsewhere, they want to limit new developmental signings to those under the age of 30.
The company just added LA Knight and Taya Valkyrie to NXT deals, both of which are over 30 and fit the criteria of having a name from elsewhere. While it’s unsure who else they would make exceptions for, the WWE is now looking to get younger as they look toward the future.
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