UPDATE x 2: Over the weekend it was reported that WCPW’s Fight Back event was pulled from YouTube for “Violating YouTube’s policy on spam, deceptive practices, and scams.” The promotion was is one of many promotions hurt following the roll-out of changes Google is doing to ensure content presented on YouTube remains, for the most part, family-friendly. WCPW was forced to cancel a number of their upcoming Loaded shows due to these changes (they distributed the shows via YouTube). After the weekend drama, YouTube returned the full event to its website, while also removing the “Strike” they gave to WCPW. You can watch the show below…
Fight Back’s back! The appeal was successful, the strike’s been removed xhttps://t.co/cvCa6j4SG9
— Plumpy (@AdamTheBlampied) June 6, 2017
UPDATE: As previously reported, many wrestling organizations (including the WWE) will now suffer the fate of being a part of the roll-out of changes Google is doing to ensure content presented on YouTube remains, for the most part, family-friendly. WCPW has been hit hard by the changes and was forced to cancel a number of their upcoming Loaded shows due to these changes (they distributed the shows via YouTube).
Their most recent event, titled Fight Back, used a logo similar to YouTube’s logo. Earlier today, WCPW posted on Twitter that they received a “Strike” on their account for “Violation of YouTube’s policy on spam and deceptive practices.”
The video of the Fight Back event was also removed from the site for “Violating YouTube’s policy on spam, deceptive practices, and scams.” The promotion had asked YouTube to include pro wrestling once again, “Hate speech tears people apart. Wrestling brings people together.”
ORIGINAL: YouTube’s recent ad sharing and revenue policy changes is causing problems for pro wrestling-themed content channels on the streaming video site. One such channel that is experiencing issues now is the Wrestling Shorts channel, which has 42,000 subscribers and a total of over 2.7 million views.
According to the artist who runs the channel, which produces wrestling-themed parody videos, YouTube’s recent policy changes the channel’s videos are earning a lot less revenue, despite getting a significant amount of page views. The channel also posted the following tweet:
— Wrestling Shorts (@WrestlingShorts) May 28, 2017