Join Date: Jul 2011
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Re: TFue/FaZe Lawsuit and potential effect on WWE and their contracts
Merely arguing WWE is an entertainment company and not a sports organization doesn't change the classification status. Not to mention, Vince's testimony before the New Jersey State Senate in '89 outright made that distinction, in an attempt to get wrestling deregulated. A big reason why things are the way they are now is because of that testimony.
So, the outcome of the TFue/FaZe lawsuit would have no effect on WWE, in that regard. The issue on WWE's end is how the classification of performers as independent contractors treats them as employees without getting the same benefits. The TFue issue seems to be more about the terms of his contract.