Wrestlers being signed to new WWE NXT contracts are now receiving five-year deals, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Most beginner talents had been receiving three-year deals when they first signed.

The idea is that WWE is trying to lock talents in to where it's a long time before they can test the waters as a free agent, according to the Observer.

WWE has been aggressive in signing talents to NXT for more than a year now, and it's believed that they will continue signing new talents from the indies and the sports world now that AEW and other promotions are also actively pursuing wrestlers.