A handful of WWE superstars have been disgruntled with their spots in the company, but almost all of them - with the exception of Dean Ambrose (now Jon Moxley) - have managed to stay.
It was reported back in January That Mike and Maria Kanellis (along with The Revival) wanted to be released from their contracts. Well, the Kanellis couple wound up signing new deals with the company. As of now, The Revival haven't signed new deals.
There were also reports that Gallows and Anderson were disgruntled in WWE and were on the verge of leaving. Of course, the duo later signed new contracts to stay in WWE amid rumors that they'd be heading to AEW.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), explained that "guys who absolutely wanted to leave" ended up staying on board after being "offered so much money."
It was also reported back in June that WWE was handing out five-year contracts to NXT superstars. By doing this, WWE would prevent its NXT talents from hitting the open market when their deals run up. With that, AEW won't be able to recruit as many WWE talents as they may wish.
For the most part, WWE has done a fine job in preventing its talents from heading elsewhere. There wasn't much they could have done to retain Moxley. He simply wanted to leave, and there was no way of turning down a lucrative offer from AEW. But otherwise, Vince McMahon and co. have to be pleased with their work in keeping the vast majority of their roster intact.
Money Often Talks In WWE
They say "Money makes the world go round." It's no different here in WWE, as many talents have a tough time turning down generous contract offers - even if they were initially planning to leave. Vince and WWE officials have quite the advantage in knowing that money is often the solution to preventing some of their top talents from leaving.