Initially it was reported that AEW talent would be allowed to take outside independent bookings. The Sportster is now reporting that some of AEW’s talent will need special permission to perform at indy shows.
“It is now being reported that AEW-contracted wrestlers who want to perform outside of the company will need “special permission” to do so. However, that doesn’t apply to performers who need the experience who will subsequently be allowed to go out and do as much wrestling as possible. Again, it doesn’t seem like that ruling will kick in until AEW’s weekly show launches later this year.”