WWE Superstars have a life outside the ring, and that used to include running a Twitch stream for a lot of them. They had to take a long hiatus from that activity when WWE nixed third party involvement, but now those days are back.
In the Fall of 2020, a decision was made to get rid of several third-party agreements and platforms for WWE talent. As a result, there was widespread frustration among the roster, and many individuals pointed to this as a significant reason for their interest in pursuing opportunities elsewhere.
It seems that those days away from Twitch are over for WWE Superstars. Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that the company and the streaming gaming platform have come to a new agreement.
Fightful Select has learned that WWE and Twitch reached an agreement to allow WWE wrestlers back on twitch with almost no restrictions. Those we spoke to said that the revenue will be a three-way split that Twitch and the talent take the vast majority of.
“Almost” no restrictions was outlined to us as not permitting talent to stream with people from other companies unless it’s cleared first.
It was also noted that, “talent that we spoke to were very happy about the deal.” It was not noted exactly how much of a cut WWE is taking, if that is still their policy.
WWE held a talent meeting in April 2022 where wrestlers were told that they’d have the opportunity to expand their third party platforms again. This deal took a lot longer than they anticipated, but it finally came through.
WWE Superstars lost a lot of extra income when the company nixed their involvement in third party websites. We will have to see what happens in the future on Twitch to drum up even more news, because Superstars can really let their hair down on Twitch streams.
What’s your take on this situation with Twitch and WWE? Do you think it’s best for business? Sound off in the comments!