WWE implements domestic abuse policy in Wellness Program


WWE has amended its Talent Wellness Program that now includes a policy that concerns domestic violence.

Domestic violence in sports has recently been in the spotlight thanks to mostly NFL cases and now WWE will be taking action if there’s domestic violence involved with one of the Superstars or Divas.

“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. Upon arrest for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately suspended. Upon conviction for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately terminated,” the policy reads.

“WWE’s ability to fine, suspend or terminate a WWE talent will not be, however, limited or compromised in any manner in the event incontrovertible evidence of such illegal misconduct is presented to WWE. Section 9.13(a) of the WWE booking contract, commonly known as the “morals clause”, provides WWE with broad discretion and authority to act under such circumstances.”

Speaking to Yahoo! Sports, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon repeated the clause when asked about WWE’s policy on domestic abuse.

“Upon arrest for such misconduct, our Superstars are immediately suspended and should there be a conviction, that Superstar or Diva would be terminated,” McMahon said.