“Some of you are engaged with outside third parties using your name and image in ways that are detrimental to our company. It is imperative that these activities end within the next 30 days (by Friday October 2). Continued violations will result in fines, suspension or termination at WWE’s discretion. ”
The Superstars have had thirty days to end any pending deals with third-party platforms. Failure to do the same would result in fines, suspensions or immediate termination of contracts.
WWE takes control of Superstars’ Twitch accounts
WrestlingInc has now revealed an update on the story, which indicates that Vince McMahon sent the Superstars another email this week, reminding them that they have until Friday October 2 to end any “business relationship.” unauthorized ‘with third party platforms.
It was added that Superstars who broke the rule would either be fined, suspended or fired from the company.
It was also revealed in the report that WWE will take control of the Superstars’ Twitch accounts within the next four weeks. The company will own the Superstars’ Twitch accounts, and the talents would receive a percentage of the revenue, which would be charged against their respective drop guarantees.
Andrew Yang, a former Democratic presidential candidate, was quite vocal about WWE’s new decree when he was first known in September.
He reacted to the latest development with the following comment:
“It would be maddening to me if I had spent the time developing my social media channels to have WWE take over from their ‘independent contractors.’ People are angry and rightly so. ”
WWE has yet to comment on the new development of the Third Party Saga which has relatively lost momentum in recent weeks. WWE Superstars are independent contractors, and the company’s attempts to take control of third-party deals may not be welcomed behind the scenes.
WWE Superstars like AJ Styles and Dakota Kai, to name a few, have continued to stream on Twitch, but will WWE’s takeover of their accounts affect their future on the platform? -form of streaming? Only time will tell. As always, we’ll keep you posted on the developing story.
Posted on 02 Oct 2020, 07:48 IST