WWE sent down word that their Superstars are not allowed to take part in third party activities anymore. This was thought to include Twitch, Cameo, and YouTube. There are still many questions left to be answered.
During his Twitch stream, AJ Styles brought up the third party ban. He doesn’t think that WWE will make him quit streaming. Then he admitted that some things might need to change. In reality, AJ Styles still has some questions about the entire matter.
Let’s talk about the stream. Is it going to continue? And from the contacts that I’ve had, the information I got is WWE does want us to interact with our fans, and that means streaming. They want this to happen, they want you to have a YouTube channel, there are things they want you to do and be able to do and what we knew was a little vague at first.“
We did different things and it was borderline whether we knew we could do it or not and so, those will be answered but streaming I don’t think will be one of those that are taken away, um, YouTube is not one of those that will be taken away. There will be changes in other areas I’m sure of it and I don’t know exactly where that is. But let me say this again, they, the WWE want us to be able to stream and interact with our fans and that’s exactly what we’re doing, that’s exactly what I’m doing. From Adam Cole to Breeze and Xavier Woods, Baron Corbin it’s what we do, it’s fun.
In July, Stephanie McMahon said in an interview that Superstars are encouraged to build their personal brands. Then her father sent down word that Superstars must stop capitalizing on that notoriety.
This is a complicated situation, and we’ll know soon enough what WWE’s verdict is. Vince McMahon said in his letter to the roster that all prohibited activity must cease by October 2nd.
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