The company should absolutely pay for insurance. It's the least they can do for the wrestlers, some of whom get injured again and again, and the WWE's gruelling work schedule is largely responsible for that I feel. If they want them to perform so much, bearing in mind they make a load of money every time that they do, then they should supply insurance.Now, I know the first thing most of you are going to say upon reading the title of this thread: the WWE technically does not employ its wrestlers, they are "independent contractors".
That, pretty much, is the point of this thread. Professional wrestling is a sport where injuries are pretty much a given. Obviously, not providing his workers with group health insurance, making them get their own insurance saves the company (and Vince) a lot of money (which, in my opinion, is a classic conservative move; it certainly isn't because the company can't afford to do so), but the question I want to raise is whether you agree or disagree with this method? Granted, someone such as John Cena will have no problem buying privatized health insurance, but, every wrestler on the roster doesn't make 7 figures like Cena. In fact, I'm sure there are some people on this board who make more than your lower tier wrestlers. So, it may be a little difficult for them to be able to afford good health insurance on the private sector.
So, do you agree or disagree with this practice?
I also think there should be a wrestler's union within the company, but JR has claimed several times it would never work, and I guess he knows more about it than I do.
Neither idea would make it past Vince Mcmahon anyway. He is as republican as they come.