Length Of Young Bucks' ROH Deal, Update On Significance Of Their Contracts

As noted, The Young Bucks have signed a full-time deal with Ring Of Honor. Their new contract with ROH is for one year and has a few unique clauses.

The Young Bucks’ ROH deal calls for them to be exclusive to the promotion in North America, with the only exception being Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. The duo will still be able to work for New Japan Pro Wrestling. In fact, NJPW actually encouraged the two to sign the ROH deal because they don’t want them getting hurt by working so many independent dates because of how hard they go in the ring. NJPW’s relationship with ROH will also allow them the ability to coordinate dates for the team.

The Young Bucks apparently insisted that they still be able to work dates for the PWG promotion in North America. They also retain their own merchandising rights and will be allowed to keep their official t-shirt store at Pro Wrestling Tees.

The deal is significant in the sense that no other ROH contracted talents, including those with non-exclusive deals, are allowed to have merchandising stores such as The Young Bucks’ PWT store. It’s also special in the sense that others with similar deals, such as Jay Lethal, Bobby Fish, Adam Cole, ACH, Kyle O’Reilly and The Briscoes, do not allow them to work for PWG or any other promotions.

There’s reportedly a feeling on the independent scene that The Young Bucks’ new deal proves that ROH’s parent company, Sinclair Broadcasting, is willing to spend more money for talent than in the past.

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