Beginning in September 2007, WWE distributed its first rehabilitation assistance offer to all former WWE contracted talent. The goal of the initiative is designed to help any former talent that may have a substance-related dependency problem. The WWE distributes an annual letter to all former talent notifying them of the program and relevant details. In November 2014, 707 former talent letters were sent out. The WWE has a confidential hotline for former talent to call and seek admittance to a certified treatment center, with all expenses covered by WWE. In addition, the WWE maintains regular contact with talent who have entered a rehab program or reached out for WWE assistance. To date, 10% of former talent have accepted assistance.
WWE contracts typically range from developmental contracts to multi-year deals.  WWE describes most personnel as " independent contractors ".  Personnel on the main roster appear on specific brands such as Raw and SmackDown , while they can also appear on WWE's primary weekly television programming such as Main Event , and Total Divas as well as pay-per-views , and on untelevised live events . 205 Live is a weekly program exclusive to cruiserweight competitors (205 lbs and under), who are assigned to the Raw brand.