Vince McMahon is putting his foot down regarding talent going outside the WWE bubble.
According to Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc, Vince McMahon held a call with talent to "no longer engage with third parties," which would presumably include Twitch and Cameo. McMahon sent out a memo later in the week, noting talent would be punished for continued acts of engagement.
Fightful has been able to confirm the report.
In the letter, he wrote, "Some of you are engaged with outside third parties using your name and likeness in ways that are detrimental to our company. 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."
McMahon noted that WWE is set to "enter the next phase of growth" and that these actions are necessary as part of the rebuilding process.
As first seen on Fightful Select, Fightful was able to obtain the full copy of the internal memo sent out to talent by Vince McMahon.
"Furthering my comments last Sunday regarding the reinvention of our product, it is imperative that we promote and protect our brand in every conceivable way. Some of you are engaged with outside 3rd parties using your name and likeness in ways that our detrimental to our company. 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. These actions are necessary in order to rebuild our brand as we enter the next phase of growth at WWE.
I thank you for your cooperation in this matter and for all of your efforts towards the rejuvenation of WWE.
Many within the wrestling world reacted to the news of this memo and you can read some of the reactions at this link.