WWE stars and backstage staff 'p***ed off' with 'anger at all time high' after Vince McMahon informed them of pay freeze

WWE chairman Vince McMahon has caused a huge rift by informing wrestlers and backstage staff of a pay freeze.

The sport has seen its finances rocked by the coronavirus pandemic with no fans allowed into arenas.

So billionaire McMahon has reportedly tightened the pursestrings which has put moral "at an all-time low."

According to Fightful Select, the company posted record losses for last year.

And Wrestlevotes add that a source from the backstage staff at WWE are furious at McMahon's decision.

They wrote on Twitter: "The unhappiness and straight up anger backstage is at an all time high level.

"Everyone from the boys to the road crew are p***** off. Not a good look."

WhatCulture adds how the pay freeze also extends to the roster.

Last April, McMahon caused huge controversy by furloughing and releasing staff due to the pandemic.

The Olympic champion and four-time WWE champion Kurt Angle was one of the names to be released.

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A statement released confirmed cuts of around £3million per month were to be made.

Meanwhile McMahon recently invested more of his huge wealth into WWE stock.

The 75-year-old purchased 19,875 shares bringing his total to 89,496 – worth a whopping £2.9million in total.

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