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Several top WWE stars' contracts are nearly up

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The WWE could be losing several of its top stars very soon as their contracts draw to a close, so it may be time for Vince McMahon and company to head to the negotiation table.

The biggest name who's contract is set to expire, that many already know of, is none other than current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar currently reigns as the top man in the WWE, hoisting the top title in the industry around his shoulder.

Alongside Paul Heyman, Lesnar is still one of the biggest draws in the WWE today and the company may be unwilling to part ways with him. Lesnar could possibly return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in the UFC or resign with WWE and continue his professional wrestling career, which seems to be nearing its end.

It is currently expected that "The Beast" will hold on to the Universal Title up to WrestleMania 34, where he will drop the belt to Roman Reigns, who is being groomed to become the next big face of the company as John Cena makes his exit from the industry. 

While Lesnar is a huge priority for the WWE's contract negotiations, a recent report from Fightful suggests that the WWE's problems are only just beginning. It appears as though SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan's contract is also set to expire next year in September, while The Big Show's will expire in February.

Big Show will likely retire from in-ring competition and transition to a backstage role with the company, while many believe Bryan will exit from the company in order to return to in-ring competition on the independent circuit.

As for the year 2019, former WWE Divas Champion Paige contract will expire that year, although it is not known when in the year the contract is up. NXT commentator Mauro Ranallo's contract is also up in 2019 in the month of June.

What are your thoughts on several top stars such as Daniel Bryan, The Big Show, Paige, and Mauro Ranallo's WWE contracts being up soon? Will the WWE let them walk away and begin to push new talent? Or will they want to keep them on the payroll in attempt to keep them out of of the clutches of rival promoters? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!

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