Former WWE make-up artist Stella Kae is calling on WWE to change the way they pay their talent. she is no longer with the company but she remains friends with several WWE talent. Specifically, she is asking for equal pay for women in WWE. She has posted this on Twitter and shared some information about how much WWE NXT women get paid starting out.
As people become more socially aware in this country, I wonder if WWE will ever address equal pay for women. 🤔— Stella Kae (@stellakae) January 9, 2018
I’ve heard rumors that there are women on tv still on NXT starting packages of like 45k 🤷🏽♀️🙃 #timesup— Stella Kae (@stellakae) January 9, 2018
It’s speculated that NXT men are making more than main roster women 🧐— Stella Kae (@stellakae) January 9, 2018
Estimated 2017 WWE earnings (reportedly)— Stella Kae (@stellakae) January 9, 2018
Top male: $12m
Top female: $400k
She then stated obviously she does not work for WWE anymore in an old tweet.
I don't work for WWE anymore. The girls are my best friends & I work with them outside of there & sometimes film Divas/Bellas— Stella Kae (@stellakae) August 11, 2016
This is also not the first time equal pay has been brought up either as AJ Lee brought it up in 2015.
@StephMcMahon Your female wrestlers have record selling merchandise & have starred in the highest rated segment of the show several times,— AJ (@TheAJMendez) February 25, 2015