WWE Likely To Face Problems Due To Pre-Existing Labor Code


The ongoing situation about WWE and them not classifying their talents as employees has gathered more attention from powerful individuals. It seems a reclassification might be done soon enough.

SAG President Gabrielle Carteris has offered to provide her services to WWE Superstars and Andrew Yang mentioned recently that he has not forgotten about Vince McMahon. Yang has been vehemently against McMahon’s way of running the company since WWE issued a mandate that banned WWE Superstars from making money from third party sites.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the situation. Yang and Carteris’ focusing on WWE might give an impetus regarding the changing of the situation. Zelina Vega being fired by WWE could also have provided a reason to work harder. Meltzer also noted that Vega is very talented and can find work anywhere.

Ultimately, there is no need for a new law to be made. It is simply the matter of holding WWE to pre-existing codes.

It’s not the end of the world for her but the ramifications, especially right now, for WWE making the move right now, its a tricky one because they have people who are looking at them. This is an issue that’s been around for 40 years and how they get away with it because they are a small company in certain ways, they don’t employ a lot of people. Its not like FedEx, you know, and FedEx which is a way bigger company than WWE got hammered on this very same issue, but that’s because they’re a bigger, stronger company and they’re in the public eye.

WWE really isn’t. But WWE’s completely violating the standards of what the difference is. I mean, its completely violating it. It’s not even a debatable point. I guess some people can debate it but I don’t see how you debate it. Some people are like ‘oh, they’re not going to introduce a new law, it has to go through two houses’ and it’s like no, you just have to enforce the code that’s already there and somebody should go look.”