WWE issued a mandate that has banned Superstars from using third party sites such as Twitch and Cameo, in order to earn money. Due to this, some Superstars have started supporting unionization. With an increased focus by Andrew Yang and others, perhaps we will see it becoming a reality eventually.
Eric Bischoff understands that unionization seems like a “silver bullet” that will remedy the problematic situation. On his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff said that unionizing WWE Superstars could also bring about a lot of evils as well. Here is what he said:
“There is no statute of limitations on back taxes. Can you imagine the fines and the penalties that could possibly exist if the independent contractor status of WWE is challenged? And WWE has to go back the last 20 or 30 years based on the number of talent fees that they paid out and have to go back and pay social security and all kinds of other taxes and fines associated with it? And then comes the civil litigation. ‘Yeah, unionization sounds so great, and it’s like this silver bullet that cures all evils’ – but it’s really not, it can create a lot of evils and it can ultimately come back and put talent at a much greater disadvantage.”
Zelina Vega and Paige have been in support of unionization of WWE Superstars ever since WWE issued the ban on third party platforms.
We will have to see how this ongoing story unfolds.