WWE has reportedly banned contracted employees from using third party platforms, as according to them, it demeans their product.
Individuals like Alexa Bliss, AJ Styles, Kofi Kingston and others has been using platforms like Twitch and Cameo for quite some time now. But now, Vince McMahon has sent them an email, giving them 30 days to remove themselves from the platforms.
The Email has been revealed by Fightful and it reads:
“Furthering my comments last Sunday regarding the reinvention of our product, it is imperative that we promote and protect our brand in every conceivable way. Some of you are engaged with outside 3rd parties using your name and likeness in ways that our detrimental to our company. It is imperative that these activities be terminated within the next 30 days (by Friday October 2).”
“Continued violations will result in fines, suspension or termination at WWE’s discretion. These actions are necessary in order to rebuild our brand as we enter the next phase of growth at WWE. I thank you for your cooperation in this matter and for all of your efforts towards the rejuvenation of WWE.
The biggest takeaway from the incident is that Vince McMahon and WWE claiming not only their performers’ billed names but also their legal names as company property. As WWE employees are not technically employees but contractual workers, the viability of this statement has been questioned by wrestlers and fans alike.
WWE Superstars Are Not Happy With The Order
Obviously, the wrestlers has not been happy about the incident. While those still a part of the company has not vented their anger through social media, former superstars has not been silent about the incident.
It has been reported that while one top main roster superstar has no problem as Cameo cuts into the meet and greet market, many are reportedly livid about the situation.
Personalities like Renee Young and even Mick Foley, who rarely speaks against the company where he is an ambassador, spoke up. Foley called it a “crummy thing to do.”
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