"Kizarny wrote a blog on WWE Universe yesterday, which has now been removed due to his release, where he says that he pitched an idea to Vince McMahon about having Vince dress up as Doink the Clown and tag with him."
I'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation.
Originally posted by drjayphdHad the aforementioned developmental guy been able to get a hold of whoever he needed to in order to get permission (the story was that this guy was out of the country and wasn't coming back until after the artist would be available), I'd HOPE he wouldn't have had a problem getting permission. The whole situation shouldn't have been a big deal, but it put him in the position to get sacked after a much bigger infraction (blowing off physical therapy, which WWE was paying for, after they gave him a raise in light of his financial woes).
Patrick Brink, the developmental guy, said this about the therapy situation:
"I got up yesterday morning and went to the gym so that I could get that out of the way before going to rehab since we had a show last night. I used mapquest to get directions to the place where I would be doing rehab. When I got to the exit on the highway my directions told me to take, it was closed because of construction. I had to drive 7 miles down the road to get off on the next exit and there was no return for the highway I was on. I have been here for 6 months but still do not know my way around here completely. I don't have time for anything but wrestling so why would I? It was ten minutes before I was due in to rehab so I called them and told them the situation. I was told to get there as soon as I could and they would see me. I ended up being 30 minutes late."
It doesn't sound like he blew off the therapy, though, to be fair, this is only one (his) side of the story.
Starting out, I believe they get a base salary which covers most expenses since WWE doesn't pay for everything mostly the plane trips and some of the hotels. Then you get part of the gate, merchandising and so on.