The WWE logo hangs on a wall at a media conference announcing the all-star lineup of WWE WrestleMania XIX at ESPN Zone in Times Square in New York City, March 18, 2003. Mark Mainz/Getty Images

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is not entertaining any superstar exits unless they are certain they will not join a rival franchise, mainly All Elite Wrestling (AEW) which is at the moment threatening its dominance in North America. They have turned down numerous requests from former RAW tag team champions The Revival, Luke Harper and reportedly also Sasha Banks.

WWE has already lost a few superstars with Dean Ambrose being the biggest casualty after he walked out following the expiry of his contract in April. Rhyno also confirmed that his last date with WWE was July 17, while the likes of Tye Dillinger and Dustin Rhodes have been granted their release from the company.

The Revival – team comprising of Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson – asked for their release from the company in January but were asked to wait and see how their characters progress. In order to keep them on the roster, the creative team gave them a push which saw them claim the RAW tag team titles.

Wilder and Dawson were the champions until WrestleMania 35 when they lost it to the team of Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. They have since suffered a string of defeats and it was also revealed that they turned down a $500,000 five-year contract from the company.

They are still keen to leave, but the WWE has added time to Dash Wilder’s contract for the time he missed when he was out with injury, thus extending his stay with the company. Now pro-wrestling expert Dave Meltzer, via Cageside Seats, is reporting that the WWE is looking to devalue the tag team as much as possible before allowing them to leave the company.

WWE’s latest strategy shows how against it is about superstars wanting to leave the company before the end of their respective contracts. And moreover, it shows Vince McMahon is genuinely concerned about the threat AEW poses to his company’s dominance at least in North America.

Meanwhile, WWE's next pay-per-view is the Money In The Bank (MITB), but in June they will be returning to Saudi Arabia as part of their 10-year agreement with the sports general body of the Middle East nation. And for that even they have already announced a bevy of WWE legends including Brock Lesnar, the Undertaker and Bill Goldberg.

The latter of the three has not competed inside the squared circle since WrestleMania 33, but his role for the pay-per-view event is yet unclear. It was initially suggested that WWE signed Goldberg to a new deal mainly to avoid him from making an appearance for rival promotion AEW in their upcoming live events later in the year.

But, according to reports, that is not the case and the deal between WWE and Goldberg is just a one-off for the yet to be named event in Saudi Arabia. The WWE legend has been teasing a potential match in recent days with the latest rumor going around that Goldberg will face Bobby Lashley.