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Former WWE Champion Was Making $4 Million Per Year Before His Release

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• Former WWE Champion Was Making $4 Million Per Year Before His Release

“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt getting released from WWE last year was the most shocking release since 2020.

He was one of the hottest superstars in the company, with his Fiend gimmick, and was a former WWE Champion & Universal Champion as well.

According to the Wrestling Observer, a couple of companies have tried to contact Wyatt in hopes of signing him, but asking price is too high:

“His price is really high. I know a couple of companies that wanted to get him, but the price he was asking was really just too high.”

The Observer noted that Wyatt was making $4 million per year prior to his release, but such a high salary could’ve also played a role in him getting released (due to ‘budget cuts’):

“The 2-3 million a year range is so blinding to people, they sign, not realizing it’s a 90-day contract that renews every day at WWE’s sole discretion. It’s how they ‘got’ Windham Rotunda.

He was going to get 3 million (per year), 3 year term. They went to a 5 year term. He held. They inched up towards 4 (million). He jumped at it. But it’s still a 90-day contract.

And with the higher number, it takes less and less to trigger the release.”

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On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the the Albany Civic Center in Albany, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1996’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

1. Sting & Lex Luger vs. Harlem Heat

2. Steiner Brothers vs. Fire & Ice

3. Parking Lot Brawl: Steven Regal vs. Dave Finlay

4. WCW World Title: The Giant vs. Ric Flair

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