WWE Clarifies rules and guidelines regarding their performers’ interaction with fans on third-party platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Cameo etc.
The WWE have been in hot water recently. This is due to their attempt to control the actions of their performers on third party platforms. The shocking decision to forbid WWE stars from engaging with fans on apps such as Twitch and Cameo has sent the WWE universe into an uproar.
It was reported that not only was the WWE claiming their performers’ stage names as their intellectual property but was also claiming to own their real names. This only led to more furore with former and current employees voicing their displeasure with Vince McMahon’s attempt to control their lives outside of the company. Even former Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang criticized Vince.
I love Vinnie Mac…but I think he’s wrong on this. https://t.co/l1B5typ7zL
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 5, 2020
Come on Vince – you’ve already deprived the folks breaking their backs for you of healthcare, security, recovery time, retirement benefits and fair treatment re: licenses and royalties. At least let them make a living off their own names. Many of them need it.
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) September 5, 2020
WWE Clarifies rules regarding third-party platforms
WWE Superstars were given until October 2nd to terminate their presence on the aforementioned platforms. However, it seems that the WWE have now decided to relax some of their seemingly harsh policy and guidelines.
According to The Wrestling Observer, before tonight’s episode of RAW, the WWE told their talent that they will be able to maintain both YouTube and Twitch accounts, but would have to do so using their real names as opposed to their WWE ring names.
There is still no word on what isn’t allowed however. Although, it is believed that Cameo may fall under the platforms that are banned.
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