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When wrestlers get a PPV payoff, how is that percentage determined?

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It's hard to say. I think for every wrestler it is different.

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Individual wrestlers negotiate different contracts. Wrestlers are paid according to the terms in their contracts.

So sayeth Randy Stilton, the real Stinky Cheese Man!

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I think they get a percentage of the PPV Buyrate.


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They get paid by a percentage based on where the are on the card, as well (Main Eventers get more than Curtain Jerkers, etc.)

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You get a PPV bonus if you're on the PPV. This is why they cram as many people as possible on to WM, since it's a big check.

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My understanding is that for an event like Mania (and I'm not sure if this is for all PPVs), ALL the guys get a cut of the company's buyrate profit (I imagine the guys who actually wrestle, and those higher on the card get a different cut). Then the guys who actually wrestle the event split the live gate (again, different ways, not evenly).

I could have the buyrate profit and the gate reversed in the situation. I can't remember which one everyone gets and which one only the card wrestlers' get. This is how it was explained to me, hopefully I've recalled it correctly.

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on the subject of wrestler payoffs...

I remember hearing an interview with James Harris (kamala) and he was saying how he got screwed in his WWF run when he was working his program with The Undertaker. His claim was that after the Summerslam match or casket match (I cant recall which one off the top of my head) he said his payoff was something like $5000 while Undertaker was taking in $17,000 for the same match. It bothered him, and when he spoke out about it, he was burried and departed shortly thereafter...

So yeah, each wrestler gets their own negotiated rate...

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What's interesting these days is that they don't always throw undercard/lowercard matches in the first hours for pacing purposes..

For instance at WM X8, the women's match was higher on the card than Hogan-Rock. at XIX Booker vs HHH was on pretty early too.

It made for a better paced card, but must get confusing

So I wonder how they determine that stuff nowadays..
It must be fun to hear before the show that "Yeah, you are prior to the main event, but trust really belong in the first ten minutes!"

*sigh* Why bother?
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Ever read any interviews with veteran wrestlers about how they broke into the business? The Tough Enough kids have it easy compared to how it used to be. The old guys would do nothing but stretch the newcomers every night for a year or so.
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