WWE Contracts; Early Releases

Re: Last week when you wrote that the WWE probably had the stipulation not to sign with AEW to the talent they let out of their deals early;  Are they still getting paid to sit at home considering that stip would prevent them from working at a viable employment option, or are they full well aware of that when asking to get out of their contracts?  
WWE pays them as long as they are prevented from working elsewhere, yes.  Even WWE would not be able to legally prevent someone from making a living.