The amount of platforms WWE stars have had to leave thanks to this third party has affected their revenue, and it’s been the big news of the last couple of months. Zelina Vega learned how seriously they’re taking this, as she lost her job over it.
However, the idea for superstars to leave the platform may have started with Vince but was supported by other executives, one of which may surprise you.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported this ban did not start with Nick Khan, the company’s President & Chief Revenue Officer. The idea started before he was hired for the position.
Their report states the idea was backed by Bruce Prichard and Brad Blum, which makes the situation interesting because Prichard was allowed to keep his podcast as part of his agreement to return to the company. If this report is true, many in the locker room have a right to be upset. Prichard’s podcast remains popular and probably puts a decent bit of revenue in his pocket thanks to sponsorships and deals made for him and his co-host Conrad Thompson. Prichard probably even earned a fair bit getting episodes of his podcast on the WWE Network.
This situation will probably get a whole lot worse before it gets better, and we will continue to update as more stories come in.
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