• “I don’t want Vince to own any of my footage” – CM Punk On Wrestlers Not Making Enough Money From The WWE Network
During the post-AEW Revolution 2022 media scrum, CM Punk talked about AEW President Tony Khan buying ROH Wrestling and why he’s happy about it.
Below is what Punk said:
“It was either Tony was going to buy it or Vince was going to buy it. I don’t want Vince to own any of my footage. He owns enough of it and owns enough of it that I don’t get paid off.
People need to understand that when I left, I was asking questions about the Network, which had not been launched yet.
I was saying, ‘How am I going to paid off this? We don’t even understand what the pay scale is. I don’t know if I get paid off the date of a pay-per-view, off a buy rate, you guys already throw darts at an imaginary board and pay me whatever you want.
I still get royalties, that’s the only hardcopy thing I see, DVD sales. Once all the DVDs go away and you’re putting stuff on the Network, I’m not getting paid. Or am I? Tell me. Let’s talk about it.’ ‘My guy, you’re good. Don’t worry about it.’
They couldn’t tell me. Now, I watch my royalty checks, which I still get, dwindle to nothing, because they put everything on the Network and the boys don’t get paid. That’s not just me. That’s everybody. That’s criminal.”
Punk defeated MJF in a Dog Collar Match at last night’s Revolution PPV.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 7, 1989) – Old School Wrestling Promoter Passed Away
On this day in 1989, we lost Old School Wrestling Promoter Paul Boesch at the age of 76 due to a heart attack.
Paul Boesch used to be the proud promoter of the NWA territory “Houston Wrestling” between 1967 and 1987.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 as part of their annual “Legacy Wing” inductions.
† REST IN PEACE PAUL BOESCH
October 2, 1912 – March 7, 1989