There’s one thing that seems clear about WWE’s edict that talent under contract to the company has 30 days to cease engaging with third-party platforms. It’s that no one is 100% clear on what all Vince McMahon’s new rule covers.
Comments over the weekend from two people who are well-known for their pro wrestling work and their online presence illustrate that.
“Just so you guys know, this [referring to the PaigeMania logos on her background] is all going to be changed. It’s gonna be changed to SarayaMania, everything’s going to change to Saraya… my real name. But we are not getting rid rid of our Twitch you guys, we are here to stay… We are here to stay, you guys, we are not going anywhere. Twitch is our house, I’m the queen of Twitch. So I’m not - there is no chance in hell we are getting rid of my stream. We’re here, we’re here to stay.”
Xavier Woods, aka Austin Creed, told newLEGACYinc on their stream that given all the uncertainty, he’s going to plow ahead until more is certain:
“I don’t have any answers. I have no answers, I have no idea what is going on. I think I’m fine, I think most people are fine, but we’ll find out. I don’t know, I’m not the person to ask. I wish I knew more, but I don’t, unfortunately. We’re gonna stream as much as we can, for as long as we can. I’m just trying to build an audience so that when I get my G4 gig, we have a built-in crew. Keep my game name alive.”
Sounds like both have the right approach. At least we’re not the only ones scratching our heads.