WWE Hall Of Famers Criticize Vince McMahon Over Controversial Decision

Published 09/06/2020, 7:30 AM EDT


Social media is abuzz with discussions on WWE’s new controversial order. As we reported earlier, this new order requires wrestlers to cease any association with third-party apps (like Twitch, Cameo, YouTube) within 30 days. With this contract and a letter from Vince McMahon, WWE claims it owns the “ring names” and “real names” of wrestlers. It is pivotal for WWE to take this step as the company goes into the “next phase of growth.”

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Interestingly, WWE Superstars are categorized as “independent contractors.” However, if the wrestlers do not oblige, they can be fired!

WWE legends criticize Vince McMahon

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Since yesterday, lots of Superstars have weighed in on the topic. With the third party deals over, wrestlers will lose a lot of money. Fans also will have to rely on WWE for a glimpse of their favorite superstar.

WWE Hall of Famers, Mick Foley and Kevin Nash, took to Twitter to discuss the topic. Mick Foley said it was a “crummy thing to do.”

To which, Kevin Nash suggested the wrestlers should start asking for health insurance and other employee benefits.

Mick Foley went all out with his criticism and called Vince McMahon “wrong.”  He hinted that he and Nash might do something for the welfare of the wrestlers.

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After the backlash, WWE issued an official statement per PWInsider. WWE asserts “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.”

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However, this statement does not clarify the doubts of many wrestlers and fans. The wrestlers are bound to lose their individuality and funds if this order stays intact.

 

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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