If you missed it, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with host John Oliver presented a 23-minute long segment profiling WWE about the company’s use of the “independent contractor” status for wrestlers that work for the company.
Mainstream media has picked up on the story since it aired on Sunday night.
WWE has since issued a statement responding to the segment, which included inviting Oliver to WrestleMania 35 this Sunday night.
Wrestling personalities and former WWE talent also took to Twitter to comment.
You can view some of these responses below.
ESPN contacted me on doing a story about concussions for e60 years ago. I told them that wasn’t the story. The story was on “independent contractors”.
Congrats to @iamjohnoliver & #lastweektonite for their great piece & I hope it gets people taking.
— Colt Cabana (@ColtCabana) April 1, 2019
I was an “independent contractor” that was required to report to work on certain days
— Alex Del Barrio (@alexdelbarrio) April 1, 2019
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) April 1, 2019
Well, after a complete viewing, this is the absolute most truthful outside media piece I've seen on wrestling in over 40 years:https://t.co/CKsAnqbGUS
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) April 1, 2019
Will trolls call him bitter too? Sometimes you gotta hear it from an outside source. One who is precisely accurate https://t.co/Pun9cIVpgW
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) April 1, 2019