• WWE Makes A Change To Their Pay Structure For Wrestlers
WWE used to pay their wrestlers using a downside guarantee system, where the wrestlers would get a guaranteed amount of money per year, but they were able to make additional money due to merch sales, house show pay, pay-per-view bonus, etc.
However, that isn’t the case anymore.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE wrestlers nowadays get paid a fixed salary with no additional money from merch, PPVs, etc.
However, the guaranteed money wrestlers are getting nowadays is higher than it has ever been, so it evens it out in the end.
It should be noted that the pay structure for top WWE Superstars is different, so they probably get the additional benefits as well.
As we have reported before, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns get paid a guaranteed $5 million per year, while other top stars make between $2-3 million per year.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (December 11, 2003) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Royal Rumble 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Rhyno vs. Bradshaw
2. A-Train vs. Shannon Moore
3. Los Guerreros vs. Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas
4. Rap Battle: John Cena vs. The Big Show
5. Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio