• Dax Harwood Reveals His Original WWE Main Roster Salary
During an episode of his FTR podcast, AEW wrestler Dax Harwood talked about his run in WWE as part of The Revival and the money he was making.
Below are the highlights:
On his original WWE main roster contract:
“If you look back at 2019, I was number one, Baron [Corbin] and Cash [Wheeler] were tied for number two as far as most matches in 2019 for WWE and so we were on the road every single week, four days a week, five days a week, and so when you think I’ve signed this million dollar contract or whatever, it’s not that lucrative.
Our contracts were at the very bottom dollar. I mean, I’ll tell you mine. I don’t know about Cash’s. But our first contract for the main roster was $125, $150, $175 (thousand) across the three years and that was it.”
On his expenses on the road:
“There’s the potential of making more than that and breaking that $125 barrier and that $125 ceiling with merch and pay-per-views and stuff like that and house shows as well but that’s what we had signed and that is a lot of money, that’s a lot of money to me right now but you gotta think about it.
If I’m on the road five days a week, and I’m spending breakfast, lunch and dinner all five days a week, let’s not even talk about snacks or whatever. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, five days a week on the road while my wife is at home cooking and paying for groceries for her and my daughter and then I’m paying for rental cars and then I’m paying for hotels. I’m not making as much money as you think.”
“When I heard a lot of the fans say, ‘They could’ve just sat back and had catering and made their money,’ it’s not that simple. Money is one thing but there’s always been something that I wanted to do for professional wrestling and being there at that time was not gonna allow me to do that.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 22, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania V’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Jake Roberts vs. Tom Stone
The Big Bossman & Akeem vs. Chris Collins & Alan Reynolds
The Blue Blazer vs. Dusty Wolfe
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau vs. Tim Horner & Omar Atlas
Demolition vs. Iron Mike Sharpe & Alan Kinsey
Mr. Perfect vs. Jose Luis Rivera
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Dale Veasey & Bob Blake