The Wrestling world was shocked when the news of Mandy Rose getting released from WWE broke. Such an uneventful end to her long run with WWE was probably not expected by most fans. However, statements following her release quickly cleared out most fan queries.
Followers who keep up with the released wrestler’s daily life are probably aware of her tendency of posting spicy photos. As if that wasn’t enough, she opened a page in FanTime (Onlyfans type service) where for $40 a month, fans got access to her borderline erotic pictures. This move didn’t sit well with WWE.
Wrestlers working with the WWE have a certain set of rules they must abide by. A 2020 declaration ordered fighters to consult the promotion before they appear on any third-party platforms.
WWE cleared its stance by saying, “Much like Disney and Warner Bros., WWE creates, promotes and invests in its intellectual property, i.e. the stage names of performers like the Fiend Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Big E and Braun Strowman.”
“It is the control and exploration of these characters that allows WWE to drive revenue, which in turn enables the company to compensate performers at the highest levels in the sports entertainment industry.”
“Notwithstanding the contractual language, it is imperative for the success of our company to protect our greatest assets and establish partnerships with third parties on a companywide basis, rather than at the individual level, which as a result will provide more value for all involved”
A greater conversation needs to be had regarding women’s participation in some sports. Pay-per-view event-based companies like the UFC and WWE often see their female fighters resorting to degeneracy as a means to carry their expenses. Unfortunately, they rarely fail to draw attention like their male counterparts.
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