Former Presidential Candidate Calls Out WWE Owner
Reports have surfaced that World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman, Vince McMahon has informed wrestlers and on-screen personalities that they have 30 days to stop working with third party companies such as Cameo, Twitch, and other platforms or they will face fines, suspensions, or possible termination.
In response to those reports, the entertainment released this statement:
“Much like Disney and Warner Bros., WWE creates, promotes and invests in its intellectual property, i.e. the stage names of performers like The Fiend Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Big E and Braun Strowman. It is the control and exploitation of these characters that allows WWE to drive revenue, which in turn enables the company to compensate performers at the highest levels in the sports entertainment industry. Notwithstanding the contractual language, it is imperative for the success of our company to protect our greatest assets and establish partnerships with third parties on a company wide basis, rather than at the individual level, which as a result will provide more value for all involved.”
This caught the eye of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang who fired off a series of tweets towards Vince McMahon: