Bray Wyatt, JoJo Offerman And Whether WWE Has A Divorce Epidemic
June 13, 2017 - WWE
Samantha Rotunda, mother of former WWE champion Bray Wyatt’s, reportedly filed for divorce this week. Wyatt now joins an unfortunate stable of tip stars, vital legends and WWE Hall of Famers who also separate from their spouses.
Details of Wyatt’s divorce are still being revealed, yet all signs indicate to an nauseous separate with allegations of adultery, privately with Raw ring announcer JoJo Offerman, entrance from Wyatt’s disloyal wife. Wyatt, through his lawyers, has referred to these allegations as “defamatory statements about a father to several people in a village in an bid to hurt his reputation.”
Though they are contractually firm by WWE, that can foreordain either or not talent can make outward appearances, WWE Superstars are personal as eccentric contractors as against to employees. This allows WWE to save a happening in use taxes while passing a assets on to talent who, as eccentric contractors, are theme to double taxation, including a 15.3% self-employment tax.
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This controversial business use has led to long-standing, nonetheless eventually fruitless, discussions of WWE Superstars unionizing. Unfortunately, WWE’s rarely competitive, dog-eat-dog environment—where a business traditionally thrives on entrepreneur beliefs of featuring a select amount of (likely divorced) tip stars—clashes with simple kinship ideals. For WWE Superstars, a usually kinship that will extent their taxation guilt is one of holy matrimony. Unfortunately, among pro wrestling’s elite, these arrangements are typically temporary.
Divorce is frequency foreign to open figures, and it generally seems to be a box with WWE Superstars during a tip level. Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, The Undertaker, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Randy Orton, John Cena and Batista tangible a final 3 eras of WWE. Each of them have also gone by during slightest one divorce.
Think about that for a second. The Batman and Robin of roughly each WWE epoch has left by a divorce.
One would have to go all a approach behind to Bruno Sammartino, WWE’s poster-child prototype, to find a singular arise of a conceptual wrestler who still enjoys a lengthy marriage to his initial wife. Though he was never during a turn of The Rock or Stone Cold in his era, Triple H, who has been married to Stephanie McMahon given 2003, could theoretically be argued as an exception.
Pro wrestling is a uninterrupted roving playground that creates a already severe charge of matrimony a scarcely unfit one. If Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth couldn’t make it work, it’s tough to suppose how any WWE Superstar can. Still, the allure of loyal adore is a enthralling one. And yet stories of pro wrestlers filing for divorce are all to common, recently married WWE Superstars like Jason Jordan are looking to mangle that vicious cycle.
WWE’s stream tip star of this epoch is Roman Reigns. He was married in 2014.