Former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang may be gunning to change the landscape of WWE, depending on the results of the Presidential election in November.
Earlier tonight, reports began to surface about an internal memo from WWE asking talents to cease their involvement with third-party brands such as Cameo, TikTok, and Twitch.
Many within the wrestling world commented on this news but those outside of wrestling are weighing in as well, including former Democratic Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang.
On Twitter, Andrew Yang, who grew up a wrestling fan, wants to see the business practices of WWE and the world of wrestling change, going so far as to say Vince McMahon better hope that Donald Trump wins re-election in November.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For all the wrestlers who know that you’re being misclassified but are reliant on staying on Vince’s good side - even because WWE might hire you - I get it. Our job is to make it easier for you to get what you deserve without risking your career.
This series of tweets was retweeted by WWE Hall of Fame-elect, Batista.
— Shadow Person Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) September 5, 2020
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