WWE considers their Superstars as independent contractors, and this has received a fair amount of criticism in the past. Andrew Yang promised to do something about this situation if Joe Biden won the US Presidential election. Since Joe Biden is now the projected winner in that election, WWE might have a larger microscope on them.
Alexa Bliss is living her dream as a WWE Superstar. She is also in one of the best RAW storylines in recent memory. Bliss had a scary spell in 2018 where she missed a ton of time due to concussions.
WWE didn’t make Alexa Bliss work with a concussion, because they have a strict protocol. While speaking to Alison Rosen, she was asked about being considered an independent contractor. Alexa Bliss said that WWE keeps their Superstars’ safety as a top priority as she avoided directly addressing the concept of being considered an independent contractor.
WWE takes care of us 100%. You know, we all are in a contract, and anything that happens inside the ring, WWE takes care of. You know, our health is 100% priority, our health and safety is 100% priority in the company.”
“You know, unfortunately we’re living in the middle of a cancel culture, where people try to start rumors and, you know, make their assumptions of things. You know, there has never been a time where I’ve ever felt uncomfortable about being in the ring, or ever felt forced about being in the ring. Even when I was injured, I had concussions, and Vince said ‘Alright, well we’re going to send you to the best specialists there are’, and he did, and I saw a concussion specialist, and they went above and beyond taking care of me, and I know everyone feels that way.“
The question included a tag at the end of it which mentioned working while injured, and Bliss expanded on that part. We’ll have to see if WWE gets any sort of extra attention from the US government in the next few years to come, but the company is going to keep their concussion protocol.
Transcription by Ringside News