WrestlingInc reports that Vince McMahon recently sent out an edict threatening WWE talent who work with third party companies such as Cameo and Twitch.
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.
Per the report, talent has 30 days to stop engaging with the third parties.
“Some of you are engaged with outside third parties using your name and likeness in ways that are detrimental to our company,” McMahon wrote. “It is imperative that these activities be terminated within the next 30 days (by Friday October 2). Continued violations will result in fines, suspension, or termination at WWE’s discretion.”
Several top WWE stars such as Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, and Charlotte Flair use Cameo, while AJ Styles frequently streams and talks about WWE on his Twitch channel.
We’ll be following this story closely right here at WrestlingNews.com. Stay tuned for the latest.