Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Blasts Vince McMahon For Edict

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke out against Vince McMahon in response to an edict threatening to punish talent who work with third party companies such as Cameo and Twitch.

As reported here on, WWE is cracking down on the matter to protect the brand as part of their “rebuilding phase” because the company apparently owns talent’s real names and not just their character names.

Yang issued the following statement on Twitter:

Come on Vince – you’ve already deprived the folks breaking their backs for you of healthcare, security, recovery time, retirement benefits and fair treatment re: licenses and royalties. At least let them make a living off their own names. Many of them need it.

Vince you’d better hope your old friend Donald wins because change is in the air and changes are long overdue where your corrupt labor practices are concerned. It would give me great pleasure. The people know.

I grew up a wrestling fan and it’s been sad to see so many of my childhood heroes pass away early. I’d feel better knowing that they and their families were being fairly treated – I look forward to doing what I can for the next generation of performers. I know how tough it is.

If I’m not the Secretary of Labor I’m pretty confident I’ll have his or her number to talk about the ridiculous classification of WWE wrestlers as independent contractors while controlling their name and likeness for years, even for something as benign as Cameo.

Vince McMahon is best friends with United States president Donald Trump, who is also in the WWE Hall of Fame.


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