Just yesterday, the folks over at PW Insider noticed that WWE had apparently updated its policy on domestic abuse over on the company's corporate site -- although it should be noted that this may have been done quietly some time ago -- to read as follows:
"WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. Upon arrest for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately suspended. Upon conviction for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately terminated.
"WWE's ability to fine, suspend or terminate a WWE talent will not be, however, limited or compromised in any manner in the event incontrovertible evidence of such illegal misconduct is presented to WWE. Section 9.13(a) of the WWE booking contract, commonly known as the "morals clause", provides WWE with broad discretion and authority to act under such circumstances."
This comes on the heels of the National Football League's domestic violence crisis and the NFL's absolute fumbling of its handling of multiple cases but most notably the Ray Rice incident. WWE is jumping out ahead of any future issues by stating a clear policy on the matter.
For what it's worth, Stephanie McMahon was asked about all this in an interview with The Turnstile and more or less simply repeated the policy:
"We have a zero tolerance policy for domestic abuse. Upon arrest for such misconduct, our superstars are immediately suspended and should there be a conviction, that superstar or diva would be terminated."
There have been issues in the past, of course, but here's to hoping there aren't any in the future.