In September of 2020, WWE implemented a ban which prevented their wrestlers from making money using third-party media such as Twitch and Cameo. Performers such as Drew Gulak and Zelina Vega were among those most affected by the new policy and, since then, WWE talent’s ability to stream on Twitch has been inconsistent and unclear.
Now, there may finally now be freedom for superstars to get involved with streaming as Fightful Select are reporting that a deal has been struck between WWE and Twitch that accommodates those in the company who want to stream in their spare time.
“Fightful Select has learned that WWE and Twitch reached an agreement to allow WWE wrestlers back on Twitch with almost no restrictions.”-Fightful Select
Importantly, following WWE’s previous reluctance to allow talent to earn money from activities away from the ring, the Fightful report indicates that revenue will be split three ways with the majority going to Twitch and the stars themselves.
As for why it was specified that performers have ‘almost’ no restrictions, this is reportedly down to the company wanting to approve and deny requests to stream with talent from other wrestling companies before unwanted crossovers happen.
As always, we’ll aim to update you on WWE’s Twitch policy and any changes as we hear more.