Teddy Long

Teddy Long Not Under A Legends Contract With WWE, Undertaker Now Involved


It turns out that WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long was reportedly never offered a WWE Legends contract in 2017 when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Former WWE referee Mike Chioda spoke about his friendship with Long during AdFreeShows.com’s Monday Mailbag.

“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.”

Per the report, Long approached former WWE Senior Director of Talent Relations Mark Carrano about receiving a Legends contract, but Carrano said to Long, “Oh, you don’t have one?” and Long was said to have been offended by it as Carrano was in charge of those contracts prior to his release in 2021.

Long once again brought up the topic in a conversation with 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 should they release it.

The Undertaker reportedly got wind of the situation and is now involved.

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