• WWE Made $40 Million By Booking Goldberg To Defeat The Fiend
At WWE Super ShowDown 2020, WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg defeated “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt to win the Universal Championship for the 2nd time in his career.
WWE makes huge money from their Saudi Arabia shows, even more than what they make from WrestleMania.
Vince McMahon gives Saudi Arabia Officials what they want and they receive a huge amount of money in return.
Goldberg defeating The Fiend was considered highly controversial, but WWE ended up making $40 million from it.
On the Strictly Business podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff noted that the wrestling business is all about the money and WWE made the right decision back in February 2020.
Here’s what Bischoff said:
“I can give you about 39,999,000 reasons why that was a decent idea. It was all business. $40 million, and I know what wrestling fans are thinking, ‘Oh my God, it’s all about the money.’ Yes. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s all about the money.
You’re gonna give the customer what the customer wants for $40 million bucks. You’re the chairman of the board of a publicly held company. Are you going to have to answer to your shareholders because you turned down 40 f**king million dollars because you didn’t want a character to lose?
$40 Million dollars! That’s a class-action lawsuit, you gotta do what you gotta do!
If a character is strong, and Bray was, that loss isn’t going to matter. A strong character can take a loss.
Now granted, that character is a very unique character. Had to be handled in a very unique way, but it could have been possible to do it.
Let’s assume that loss to Bill Goldberg for the sake of argument, in Saudi, absolutely caused Bray Wyatt to hit a roadblock. Brick wall. Boom. Crash. Does that cost you more than $40 million dollars?”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 7, 1984) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches & interviews on the road to “WWF The Brawl To End It All”.
You can find the card below:
Tito Santana vs. Tiger Chung Lee
Bob Orton Jr. vs. Salvatore Bellomo
Paul Orndorff vs. B. Brian Blair
Andre the Giant vs. Samula