Wrestling Hit By YouTube Demonetization, Another JBL Story, Seth Welcomes Kurt

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Wrestling Not Advertiser Friendly

Wrestling appears to be the latest subject deemed unsuitable for advertising on YouTube, potentially leaving independent promotions and wrestling podcasts unable to profit from their content.

Cleveland’s Absolute Intense Wrestling made note of the issue on Twitter:

Stevie Richards Shoots On JBL

Stevie Richards is the latest former WWE name to chime in on the JBL bullying situation. He told Hamin’s Hardcore Happy Hour:

Ya there was a 2 year stretch where I had the cross-hairs on me. I’m not the kind of person who looks back on stuff, it’s going to be weird for people to hear this because obviously WWE is “the show” to people who’ve never been there… but I just thank god that I got out of there with my ethics my morals, I can look at myself in the mirror everyday. That probably kept me from going further if you notice the stop / start pushes I had throughout my run, it was probably directly related to probably my heaviest criticism of not “playing the game”. I don’t mean that as a pun, I just mean a political standpoint I just never wanted to waste my energy on that.

When it goes back to the bullying stuff there, it starts right at the top. It’s a systemic culture there, it’s not an isolated thing with JBL doing what he’s done all along, and continues to do. It has to have some sort of approval or some sort of nod or lack of a head shake saying “you can’t do that”. So he’s a symptom of the real problem, I believe, in wrestling. I don’t speak out honestly because I don’t want to spew out anything negatively but…

It’s such a joke… I feel the like anti-bullying thing…. (CM) Punk was right it was a 100% shoot. It’s a PR stunt to the Nth degree. It is not a genuine thing in my opinion.

Seth On Segment With Kurt

Seth Rollins made an Instagram post reflecting on meeting Kurt Angle in the ring on RAW: