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Since: 11.5.03
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#1 Posted on
Clip from a Jeff Hardy interview:

< Jeff also informed us that since being released by the WWE he is shut off from receiving royalties from his book sales. He added that it really sucks having things go that way because he did a lot to promote the book and feels that he should be entitled to his fair share. >

I don't blame him at all here.......this sounds blatantly unfair. I don't understand how the WWE is allowed to do this. Anyone know why ?

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Since: 23.10.02
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#2 Posted on
NOt sure why but thats blatant BS. I think he is entitled to a cut. Im sure some anti-jeffs will say that he doesnt deserve it, but for once put yourself in his shoes

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Since: 4.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
Does this mean that Matt gets the entire share of royalties? Because if so, he could just cut his brother a cheque for his missing share and everything is fine.

If WWE is getting the money, however, then I think Jeff has grounds for a lawsuit.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#4 Posted on
Only thing I can figure is that if he was fired for failing a drug test, perhaps that allows them to suspend all of his merchandise monies, and the book likely falls under that category.

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Since: 20.6.02
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#5 Posted on
It is a WWE book, so that could mean that WWE is entitled to the money and Jeff is entitled to squat. If I was WWE, I'd give Jeff the money so he can get himself to rehab.

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Since: 2.7.02
From: Jaaaaamacia Mon, No Problem.

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#6 Posted on
Now where does he get his body paint money?

I like Jeff and I hope this can be resolved, unless he wants to buy smack with it, then him and his sorry ass can go broke!


Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

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#7 Posted on
Personally, I thought that the fact that people arent buying the book would have cut off his royalty money.

Since: 5.3.03

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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Personally, I thought that the fact that people arent buying the book would have cut off his royalty money.

Hey, last time I checked the Amazon `wrestling book' charts, it wasn't doing too badly at all, especially considering that the business is in a slump.

I'm guessing something in his contract must have suspended certain royalties if there was a situation where he was fired. Just a guess there. And he probably WAS compensated up front pretty nicely.

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Since: 12.5.02
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#9 Posted on
I have to agree with Bulldog. Authors are usually paid an advance. Then they have to sell a certain number of books. Than after that they get a percentage of sales.
When Jeff Hardy got fired the WWE decided to quit "loaning" him the money. But unless Jeff Hardy is the stupidest person ever alive and didn't sign a contract he will get more money if the book sells enough.

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Since: 3.1.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
From what I understand, based upon what I heard from the Foley books, the WWF has a deal with all their wrestlers/authors: if you are under contract with the WWF and are an employee in good standing, you get a cut of whatever merchendise they sell bearing your likeness. When you breach your contract, like Steve Austin did by walking out, you waive any and all rights to royalties from sales. Jeff Hardy breached his contract by failing the aforementioned drug test, therefore he no longer gets royalty payments from WWE merchendise bearing his likeness.

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Since: 16.2.02
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Well you know something, Mean Gene...

    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Does this mean that Matt gets the entire share of royalties?

Matt Fact: "Matt spent Jeff's royalty check on a new Viper."

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Since: 6.1.02
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#12 Posted on
Man if this is true, poor Jeff. His story just gets sadder and sadder... If there's royalties to be had Jeff should get his fair share.

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#13 Posted on
They could have let him go a bit better aswell, giving him a 4-5 month losing streak.

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Since: 2.11.02
From: Edinburgh, Scotland

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#14 Posted on

    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    Man if this is true, poor Jeff. His story just gets sadder and sadder... If there's royalties to be had Jeff should get his fair share.

I dunno, I have a degree of sympathy and all but if some of the stories I've heard about Jeffs drug abuse are true I'm thinking not throwing a rake of money at him for doing hee-haw all day might actually help him in the long run.

Not that I think for one second that this was the WWE's thought process but continuing to supply an alleged addict with work free income aint always healthy.


Since: 27.2.02
From: Minneapolis

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#15 Posted on
In regards to the drug abuse - does anyone have any reason beyond rumor to believe that Jeff abused anything more than pain killers?

And in regards to the hilarious ersatz "Matt Facts" that this topic has inspired, I think it's a huge waste that Matt doesn't really use Jeff's situation as fodder for his "Matt Facts" chyron. It would be gut-busting funny, and would be great for heel heat. When Jeff first lost his job, I remember paying close attention to the "Matt Facts" that Thursday hoping to see something like "Matt is the only Hardy brother who still has a job." No dice.


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