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Ryback Reveals How Much WWE Paid Him For WrestleMania 29 & 30


• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 2, 1997) – WWF Superstars

On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania 13’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– Bart Gunn vs. T.L. Hopper

– Blackjack Bradshaw (JBL) vs. Henry Godwinn

– The Headbangers vs. Freddie Joe Floyd & Barry Horowitz (Horowitz’ last WWF TV match)

– Crush & Savio Vega vs. Goldust & Miguel Perez Jr.

• Ryback Reveals How Much WWE Paid Him For WrestleMania 29 & 30

During a recent edition of Conversations With The Big Guy podcast, former Intercontinental Champion Ryback revealed how much WWE paid him for WrestleMania 29 & 30 back in 2013 & 2014.

Below is what The Big Guy said:

“That match [at WrestleMania 29] was either for sixty-something thousand or seventy-something thousand. Because there might have been some other things figured in for that payout week of that.

But the total check with WrestleMania figured in was like seventy-something thousand. Which is not — there’s guys that make way more than that.

And for that profile for literally working on top for that year, that was a low amount. Grateful for it nonetheless.

And then I want to say that WrestleMania [30] in New Orleans was something like 1500 bucks or something ridiculous. That was the year of the punishment that I took, where that was the lowest amount I had ever made working there.

And I worked more that year, was involved with everything. Worked main events with [Curtis] Axel on certain things on live events, but on TV we were — it was a very odd period. It’s a huge difference.”

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