Styles issued the following statement:
“Everyone, I want to thank you all for the great memories on Mixer and Twitch. I will cherish these memories and I love everyone one [sic] of you that have made this possible and supported me. As many of you know WWE is making some changes regarding streaming. We will see what the future holds in that regard. With that being said I will be suspending the Stylesclash stream. This isn’t good to buy, but this is to see you sometime in the future. We will leave discord open, but since it won’t be monitored we will be making changes. Chris or I will let you know what that looks like once we figured it out. If you see me at arenas or wherever be sure to let me know you’re part of the phenomenal family. Again this isn’t the end it’s just a phase. Thank you again for your support.”
WWE’s crackdown on the third party deals of its talent has finally resulted in a big move. AJ Styles, who is easily the hottest streamer in the list of WWE Superstars, declared on his Discord server that the ‘StylesClash’ Twitch flow would be suspended for now.
Styles noted that WWE is making a few changes regarding the Superstars’ streaming ventures, which is the reason for his hiatus in the streaming stage.
More WWE Superstars forced to pull down their Twitch accounts
AJ Styles isn’t the only Superstar who has been made to take a rest from streaming as Mia Yim also issued the following update on Twitter.
Sorry guys, no more stream for the time being. Thank you for making these past few difficult months manageable. It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later. 💙 https://t.co/9XHbOikGLL
— The HBIC (@MiaYim) October 29, 2020
Fightful noted that Aleister Black and Zelina Vega would likewise have their final flow on Thursday. WWE is forecast to perform a meeting with all the Superstars on Friday, and the next course of action ought to be known soon.
During his Thursday flow, Cesaro revealed that he won’t be appearing for some time and that he didn’t know when he’d stream again.
As reported earlier, WWE intends to take control of the Twitch reports of their Superstars. Former Democratic Presential candidate Andrew Yang disclosed the business was allegedly forcing the talent to sign new contracts with a Twitch clause.
WWE would last to let the Superstars flow on Twitch, but the company would have the account and the revenue.
This would be infuriating to me if I had spent time building up my social media channels only to have WWE take them over from their ‘independent contractors.’ People are angry and rightfully so. https://t.co/Xa2WVsgWU3
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) October 2, 2020
For now, the Superstars streaming on Twitch have suspended their channels, and also a definite decision would be made following the meeting with the WWE officials.