WWE released Zelina Vega from her contract on Friday, and all signs point to this being an issue regarding the company’s ban on third party platforms. Vega was not happy about losing her Twitch account, and she also opened up an OnlyFans account after WWE’s third party edict came down.
During Figure Four Daily, Lance Storm addressed this issue. He said that it is possible that Vega was making a lot more from those outside platforms, especially since WWE’s touring schedule went away.
Bonuses for house shows and other merchandise money from live events is not there anymore. Zelina Vega, like many others in the company, was supplementing that lost income. He opened up a bit about how this is a bigger issue for the women in the company because they have historically made less. Things have improved some, but women are still not making anywhere close to what men do in WWE.
“I’ve heard the numbers of what some of the women are making now, and they are certainly above a lot of the downside guarantees that a lot of the men were making when I was there, so the situation has improved a lot. I would imagine that the top ten men, especially now that Ronda [Rousey] is gone all out earn the top one woman.”
WWE’s “Give Divas A Chance” movement brought on the Women’s Evolution in the company, but it didn’t elevate the women’s paydays in the process. We’ll keep a close eye on Zelina Vega’s next activities, but she can now get back to Twitch without WWE having any say on the matter.