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WWE Hall Of Famer Teddy Long Not Under A Legends Contract, Undertaker Involved

May 20, 2022 | Posted by Ben Kerin
Teddy Long Image Credit: WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long was reportedly never offered a WWE Legends contract when he was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame in 2017, according to an exclusive report from Wrestling Inc. They discovered the news when via former WWE referee Mike Chioda spoke about his friendship with the former WWE Smackdown General Manager during AdFreeShows.com’s Monday Mailbag earlier this week. Check out what Chioda had to say of Long below (per Wrestling Inc.):

“I just wish he would’ve went out a little stronger with WWE. They did induct him in the Hall of Fame. I remember talking to him for quite a while after that too and he was surprised they never gave him a Legends deal. They never gave him a Legends deal after the Hall of Fame and he thought he might have this Legend deal with WWE, make a little money but whatever. I hope he’s doing well.”

Wrestling Inc. reports Long approached former WWE Senior Director of Talent Relations Mark Carrano about receiving a Legends contract with the company. Carrano said to Long, “Oh, you don’t have one?” which Long found offensive as Carrano was in control of those contracts. When Carrano was released from WWE in 2021, Long once again approached the company, this time WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis who told him he basically doesn’t have one because WWE fans would not buy an action future of him if they released it. Long once again felt hurt by this. The Undertaker reportedly got wind of the situation and is now involved. The report notes that not all those who enter the Hall of Fame get a legends contract, as has been widely believed.

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