Last Friday, SmackDown superstar Zelina Vega was released from WWE as she opened a OnlyFans account in response to the recent changes made by WWE management regarding the use of Twitch, Cameo, etc.
WWE had learned some time ago that these superstars (who are Independent Contractors) were making money from these platforms while using their WWE Superstar names as opposed to their real names. Most of them stopped using their WWE Superstar names but this wasn’t enough for WWE Management and requested that they terminate the use of the services outright.
WWE has already come under fire for the ruthless practices that they have made over the years, but in the last couple of years, this has gone from bad to worse.
At the moment, there is no Union for WWE Superstars. WWE are not providing Health Insurance for their stars and it is down to the wrestlers to pay for their treatments, surgeries, recovery as well as their Hotel, Travel and Food bills.
John Oliver from Last Week Tonight on HBO made a perfect video showcasing what is happening:
The line has been drawn and with Zelina’s exit, Superstars need to Unionize.
As of today, I will no longer be covering WWE content until there is change. This includes 24/7 Title Info. It will also be closing until further notice.
It is time for our voices to be heard. It is time for Superstars to Unionize.