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Reason Behind WWE Wrestlers Being Paid Half Of Their Salary

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• Reason Behind WWE Wrestlers Being Paid Half Of Their Salary

According to The Dirty Sheets, multiple WWE Superstars don’t want to sign new deals with the company right now. These names include Riddle and Mustafa Ali.

The new 3 year deals that WWE is offering wrestlers right now are worth between $250,000 – $400,000 per year, which is less than the 5 year, $750,000 per year deals that WWE was offering to wrestlers before the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the new deals that WWE is offering right now are in line with what wrestlers are making right now.

For example, The Miz is signed to a $1 million per year deal, but he made around $500,000 in 2020. This is because to get your guaranteed pay, there’s a minimum amount of dates that a wrestler needs to work.

WWE wrestlers are usually required to work 120-150 dates a year (with a few exceptions, like Daniel Bryan is on a 90 dates per year deal right now) to get their guaranteed pay, but that isn’t possible during the ongoing pandemic as there are no House Shows right now.

This is the reason why WWE wrestlers are getting paid around 50% of the amount guaranteed in their contracts.

So the $400,000 per year deal that Riddle got offered isn’t that bad (considering the given situation due to the pandemic).

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (January 18, 2003) – WWE Velocity

On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Velocity’.

It featured matches on the road to the ‘WWE Royal Rumble 2003’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

– Jamie Knoble vs. “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan)

– The Jet (Spanky Bryan Kendrick) vs. Shannon Moore

– Chuck Palumbo vs. Xavier

        
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