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October 21, 2014

WWE Corporate Updates "Talent Wellness" Section, Includes Domestic Violence Policy


WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon stated in an interview with Yahoo! Sports changes to the pro wrestling company’s domestic violence policy:

“We have a zero tolerance policy for 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.”

The new policy comes on the heels of changes made within the NFL after Ray Rice was caught on video knocking out his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an elevator. According to a WWE statement sent to The Washington Post, that is one of the major reasons for the policy change.

“We have watched and learned from what has unfolded in the NFL, and we felt it was important to establish a zero tolerance policy for domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse,” the statement reads. The company says the policy will apply to all WWE corporate employees, as well, and not just those in the ring.

“We are in the midst of updating our employee code of conduct to reflect the same zero tolerance policy,” the WWE said.

The update policy can be read here - WWE Talent Programs and Policies.

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