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.
"Because Iím a fan. Because I view this industry as an art form, and I have a deep appreciation for that art form because Iím not physically able and never have been and never will be physically able to do what they do in the ring. And even if I was physically able, I donít think I have the balls to attempt it. Itís so dangerous. Itís so hard. Itís so intricate. Itís so difficult. Itís so taxing. I couldnít do it. And I have enormous respect and admiration for those who do, let alone do it well."
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...
Here are matches we know will happen for Wrestlemania, unless they are changed of course.
WWF Title Match.
Chris Jericho(c) vs. HHH
WWF Tag Team Title Match
Tazz and Spike (C) vs. the APA
Best Ever Match.
The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan.