WWE Anti-Dress Code sign now

As you may or may not now, on or slightly before August 9th, 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment established a dress code for it's wrestlers and other employees. The code is as follows:

The dress code requires slacks and a dress shirt, with a tie and suit being optional.

The main reason given for this implementation is to make their performers and other workers look professional. However, Vince McMahon, John "Johnny Ace" Laurinaitis, and others in charge of the WWE obviously have not taken into consideration the long hours that their employees spend on the road, driving in cars, riding in planes, trying to make time to work out regularly while traveling, etc. When any of the workers, especially the WWE wrestlers, are spending so much time traveling and making money for Vince and the other heads of WWE, it should be their right to do so in comfort, which is hard to do when they are forced to dress in a way that they are not always, if ever, comfortable with.

Uniforms and dress codes are understandable in jobs that are repetitive and easy to travel to, where people are expected to look professional. However, professional wrestling is not one of those businesses. Wrestling is entertainment, pure and simple, much like movies and television shows. Hollywood might have "suggestions" for how to dress, what to look like, etc., but no one would ever dare tell these actors and actresses how they MUST dress to travel to and from a movie shoot or TV taping.

This dress code has already upset many of the wrestlers being forced to comply. Chris "Jericho" Irvine has in particular spoken out against it, stating the truth that the dress code takes away their individualism. When fans see wrestlers in public, they expect the wrestlers to look like themselves, not like cookie-cutter copies of one another. It would severely cripple the so-called "illusion of wrestling" to see wildly different characters like Chris Jericho, Spike Dudley, John Cena, and Triple H all dressed in the exact same uniform.

Not only has this code been instated, but most wrestlers are severely punished if they do not bow down to it. First offenses are a $500 fine, second offenses are a $1000 fine, and third offenses are suspension for an undisclosed period of time. Rey Mysterio, D-Von Dudley, and several other Smackdown Superstars have already been fined for not following this order. However, "higher" wrestlers, for instance, the Undertaker, have reportedly not been fined for refusing to follow the order, and it has supposedly been implied that should anyone else complain, they will suffer conseuences.

By signing this petition, we, the WWE fans, are requesting that the WWE dress code be abolished, to improve the morale of the wrestlers who work so hard to entertain us and to put money in the pockets of the men and women running the company.

Without the wrestlers, there are no fans, and without fans, there is no World Wrestling Entertainment, and happier wrestlers can only result in a better product overall.

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Latest Signatures

  • 14 November 2015100. Rebecca R
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 201599. Sandy Martinez
    Years Watching WWE 12 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Christian The dress code is stupid.
  • 18 September 201598. Mark M
    Years Watching WWE From 1992... Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Them ALL!!! Visit my board :)
  • 30 June 201597. Martina Copeland
    Years Watching WWE 5 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Chris Benoit Please take this dress code out
  • 18 April 201596. Sarah M
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 201495. Agent Inspectorx
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 201494. Kim Bolton
    Years Watching WWE 11 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva RKO/HBK/HHH Mr. McMahon I undersand that you want the WWE superstars to look more presentable but I don't think you should make them all wear the same thing because as a lot of people know, the WWE supers
  • 14 July 201493. Sissy G
    I support this petition
  • 05 July 201492. Lindsey F
    Years Watching WWE 5 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Spike Dudley This is my petition and I have signed first.
  • 16 June 201491. Christina Vance
    I support this petition
  • 17 May 201490. Krys F
    Years Watching WWE 7 years Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Trish Stratus, Randy Orton None
  • 27 April 201489. Justin C
    Years Watching WWE 8 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Stevie Richards, Victoria, Kane, Hey Vince you need to END this dress code now! if not you will lose your employees (especially Jericho) and they will go to TNA
  • 25 April 201488. Shawn Nichols
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 201487. Keely P
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 201386. Manny G
    Years Watching WWE 14 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Undertaker The WWE is not a comapny where everyojne sits at a desk and works. The wrestlers/divas need to be an individual.
  • 06 November 201385. Paul T
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 201384. Jill Chapman
    I support this petition
  • 03 August 201383. Alicia M
    Years Watching WWE 2 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton HELL NO!
  • 01 August 201382. John J
    I support this petition
  • 26 May 201381. Ann Robertson
    Years Watching WWE 1993 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva HBK i think all wrestlers should be allowed to dress casual in bluejeans not in suits and ties . Thats too business like and its rediculous .
  • 20 May 201380. Cammy Byrd
    I support this petition
  • 12 May 201379. Justin S
    I support this petition
  • 26 April 201378. Scott B
    I support this petition
  • 23 April 201377. R W
    Years Watching WWE 20+ Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Too many to list(SuperStars) Lita and Victoria I would have to say that this is probably one of the worst decisions that could be made as far as inforcing a dress code....I mean please you chose to wear
  • 31 March 201376. Helma W
    I support this petition
  • 21 March 201375. Michelle H
    Years Watching WWE 15 Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva john cena cena would look horrible in slacks
  • 22 February 201374. Sarah C
    Years Watching WWE 20 years Favorite WWE Superstar/Diva Shawn Michaels The werslters should be able to wear what ever they went so they can keep up their on screen character in public

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Vince McMahon and other WWE officials


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