On the recent Austin DVD, there is a match with him a Pillman from CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS. You can clearly see Tony Schiovone and Jesse Ventura sitting at ringside doing the match, but Ventura's voice is blanked out.
In 1987, while negotiating his contract as a WWF commentator, Ventura waived his rights to royalties on videotape sales when he was falsely told that only feature performers received such royalties. In 1991, having discovered that other non-feature performers received royalties, Ventura brought an action for fraud, misappropriation of publicity rights, and unjust enrichment in Minnesota state court against Titan Sports. The case was removed to federal court, and Ventura won an $801,333.06 jury verdict on the last claim. The judgment was affirmed on appeal, and the case, 65 F.3d 725 (8th Cir.1995), is an important result in the law of restitution.
Now because of Ventura's victorious lawsuit, whenever the WWF/WWE wants to use his commentary for a mass marketed VHS/DVD, Ventura gets a percentage of the sales.
Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
Ok so we're finally getting the split. At first I was really torn about it. Having wrestlers exclusive to one company isn't a real big deal, but my cable company doesn't carry The Score (the canadian channel that airs smackdown)