Over the last few days, it has been reported that WWE has told talent that they would be taking control of their Twitch and Cameo accounts. You can read more about that story by clicking here.
Since then, Fightful Select (subscription required and highly recommended) has managed to obtain a copy of the email that Vince McMahon sent to talent regarding the new edict this week:
Fightful obtained an email from Vince McMahon to talent that read as follows:
“Just a friendly reminder that this Friday, October 2 is the deadline for severing any unauthorized business relationships with 3rd parties. As was mentioned in my September 3 message, continued violations beyond this deadline will results in fines and may result in suspension of termination. If you need further details, please contact our EVP of Operations, Brad Blum. Thank you. Vince.”This week, a message came through to many Performance Center trainees from higher ups, asking them to shut down or make their Cameo pages unbookable. It was mentioned in that message that details would be coming soon about a WWE/Cameo partnership that would reopen them. It didn’t take long.
Another message came in to talent that inquired, letting them know that WWE has finalized an agreement to keep wrestlers on Cameo and instructed the performers how to “opt in,” noting that the payments will now be required to go through WWE.
Unsurprisingly, WWE talent are reportedly “livid” with this new ruling, which will see them lose out on some of the revenue that they had started to make on Twitch and Cameo during the Coronavirus pandemic.
A report from former US Presidential candidate Andrew Yang even noted that WWE talent are being forced to sign new contracts which will make streaming on Twitch a “work obligation”. You can also read more about that by clicking here.