• Randy Orton Reveals How Many WWE Shows He’s Contractually Obligated To Do In A Year
During a recent interview on The Ringer Wrestling Podcast, RAW Superstar Randy Orton talked about his current WWE schedule.
Here’s what the 14-time WWE World Champion said:
“Schedule-wise, I don’t think anyone knows this and I don’t care if they do, but I think I’m maybe one of the only guys that have an amount of dates that I’m contractually obligated to do.
And that’s 80, 80 shows a year. It sounds like a lot, but after you do one TV a week, one PPV a month, you’re left with like 15, 20 live events. So those are the Saudi Arabias, the European Tours, the Madison Square Garden live events. I think that, with me wrestling once a week, I’m able to kind of keep the joints loose and feel like I’m in shape enough to continue to do it.
If I take a bad bump and I hurt my neck, I’ll take a week off, and I think that’s what’s going to make me be able to wrestle until I’m 50. It’s that I’ll take the week off.
You’ve got a lot of guys that will wrestle through these injuries, and that’s how it used to have to be. You wouldn’t be paid if you weren’t working. If you didn’t show up to that Garden show, you weren’t getting paid. The pay scale, the pay structure has changed now to where I’m getting paid no matter what. It’s fantastic.
So I’m going to go and I’m going to do whatever shows they want me to do, and I’m going to do them to the best of my ability. But there’s 80 of them, and if I keep that number 80 or less, and that number goes down a few every year, I’m good. I’m good.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 27, 1992) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VIII’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Bret Hart vs. Col. Mustafa
Marty Jannetty vs. Kato
Skinner vs. Jim Powers
The Legion Of Doom vs. Pete Sanchez & Jim Cooper
Ted DiBiase & The Repo Man vs. El Matador Tito Santana & Virgil
The Nasty Boys vs. The Bushwhackers
A Vignette On Tatanka
The Beverly Brothers vs. Ray Hammer & Terry Davis
Sid Justice vs. Mike Casey