HBO and WWE may be at it again.
Fightful Select reported this afternoon that various sources confirmed Sunday that WWE's independent contractor status will be covered on HBO show "Last Week Tonight". The episode, which we were let to believe was set to air on Sunday Night, is a political show mixed with elements of satire and comedy aimed at exposing injustices with host John Oliver. The show spoke to several names in the industry.
This isn't the first time WWE has been brought up in the show. Last year, Oliver and Last Week Tonight covered various happenings in Saudi Arabia, and naturally, the WWE relationship was subsequently covered.
Fightful contributor David Bixenspan confirmed that the story was to be the focal point of the episode.
The show was a hot topic among several wrestlers that we spoke to who were backstage at WWE's live event in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Sunday. One told us that they didn't think it was a coincidence that the topic was being talked about one week away from WWE WrestleMania 35.
Fightful will recap the happenings on Last Week Tonight after it happens.
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