Report: WWE To Take Control of Talent’s Twitch Accounts & Revenue
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Wrestling Inc. has provided an update on the story involving WWE talent and their third-party accounts on Twitch and other social media sites. The initial edict laid out in September told talent that they could no longer engage with third parties services online. Public backlash seemingly forced the company’s hand, and they declared that talent could keep their accounts as long as they used their real names instead of stage names and informed WWE about them.
In a new message released to talent today, WWE has informed its independent contractors that the company would be taking control of their Twitch accounts in four weeks’ time. WWE will own the accounts, and talent will receive an unspecified percentage of the revenue. This money will also count against their downside guarantees.
WrestleZone will continue to follow this developing story and update as new developments break.