WWE has been surrounded by controversy for a long time now. One of the biggest controversies was certainly WWE imposing a ban on Superstars earning money from third-party platforms such as Twitch and Cameo. The company has now removed the ban by the looks of it.
WWE Superstars had to hand over the ownership of their accounts to the company. The talent would receive a portion of the income generated from the platforms, which would be deducted from their downside guarantee.
According to Fightful Select, John Laurinaitis led a meeting for talent before WrestleMania. It was said to be a positive meeting where talent received some very good news.
Nick Khan provided key business updates, including the news that talent will now make additional money/profit participation on top of their Superstar contracts for revenue generated from third-party platforms. We’re told this includes Cameo, autograph signings, scripted and unscripted programming.
Khan then revealed that WWE Superstars are now allowed to make money from third-party. It was said that was a “great, unanimously positive meeting.” The new ruling includes revenue from Cameo, autograph signings, scripted and unscripted programming. It was not noted whether WWE will take a cut from that money, or whether the money will come out of talent’s downside guarantees as it did before.
With WrestleMania 38 set to take place this weekend, WWE superstars are certainly glad to know they can finally make money outside of their WWE contracts now.