WWE’s difficulty to force their personnel close their third-party account faced another hurdle as the talents reportedly met boss Vince McMahon on the issue.
From last night, WWE started shutting down Twitch accounts of superstars. Cesaro, AJ Styles, Reckoning, Aleister Black and Zelina Vega made comments about being no longer available on Twitch, and Paige, who came to know about the fact midway on her stream, erupted into an emotional rant.
“You guys. We have to make this… you guys. There may be a time where I have to stop streaming. So, I just think in case I walk away, if I have to walk away, let’s make these next two streams crazy. I have to go off. If I have to leave, we make today and Saturday f++king crazy before I have to leave, because it might have to come to that,” she said.
“I can’t wrestle anymore, I was worked so hard in WWE that I can’t wrestle anymore. My neck is f++ked, my whole dream got taken away from me, dude, and I had to have something that fulfilled even a small part of that huge f++king void that I lost with wrestling. A huge f!+king void. I couldn’t wrestle anymore, something I lived, breathed, f++king s++t wrestling since I was a fetus, dude, and it got ripped away from me, and I had to find something that even filled a little bit of that. Twitch was such a wonderful thing for me, it’s such a wonderful place for me,” Paige said in a long, emotional statement during her stream.
WWE Expects A Percentage Of Their Talents’ Revenue Over Third-party Streams
WWE talents fear that if they sign an agreement with the company over their third-party accounts, they shall lose a significant amount of revenue that they have been making over them, especially during an economically tough period of Covid-19 pandemic.
WWE is trying to downplay these fears, reminding them that most of the roster has signed new contracts over the past few months with higher downside guarantees. Even if talents want to keep their streaming accounts independent, the company expects some portion of their revenue.
According to reports, the company is planning to push their own official Twitch channel, launching their presence at the streaming site in a major way.
If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com
Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.com