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Old 10-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Hey everyone.

after a google search (after discovering some twitter chatter), I found that this topic was most active on this board. This was originally posted at our forum, forwarded by a contact of one of our members, and it wasn't till yesterday, that we noticed it had gone viral.

We received another copy of this, but with additions and some ammendments. Don’t get me wrong, this was only something that members of a private forum were meant to be seeing (since we operate on a pure subscription service), however, since it’s out now, I’ve taken the decision to post this here. The original forum post is in bold and like unionx suggested, take however much from it that you want. We feel it's legit, although slightly rough in places.

Hey guys, just got this from my contact after pressing him for more information lol! He clarified that Punk’s contract length is actually 2 years and not 7 as first though, the confusing coming from the fact that he was told that Punk had been with WWE for 7 years.

Anyway, some of the new info is quite interesting, he managed to actually get some stuff on Brock Lesnar too!

Note 1: WWE can apparently increase the downside of a wrestlers contract, however there are many variables surrounding this, which we have not been made aware of. WWE can also make ammendments at any time to perks. The only thing they cannot reduce or take away is a wrestlers downside.
Note 2: Every wrestler is subject to a 90 day no-compete clause following a contract release. This doesn’t apply should their contract expire. The no-compete clause applies only to major promotions and released performers are allowed to resume work on the non-televised indies. WWE can immediately re-sign a released wrestler if they so choose, as they are not subject to their own clause
Note 3: It’s believed that Brock Lesnar takes home just over $4.5 million in downside. His contract is for one year and WWE pays for him to travel first class, whether that be commercial or private. They pay for him to stay in top hotels and he is the only contracted performer to be allowed to accept (or retain in Lesnar’s case) and display third party sponsorships. As part of Brock’s contract, WWE can only use him for a maximum of 38 appearances.

Alberto Del Rio: $675,000 downside/first class travel - 3 year contract (believed to have signed in 2010)
Big Show: $1,050,000 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option - 10 year contract (signed in late 2007)
Brodus Clay: $170,000 downside - 2 year contract
Christian: $595,000 downside/first class travel - 3 year contract
CM Punk: $1,220,500 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option/receives an additional 3.25% bonus for high merchandise sales - 2 year contract (original contract was from 2006-2011, Punk’s new contact is actually a 2 year contract that was signed around three or four weeks prior to the famous pipe bomb angle last year.)
Cody Rhodes: $494,500 downside - 3 year contract
Daniel Bryan: $620,470 downside - 3 year contract
Darren Young: $80,145 downside - 3 year contract
David Otunga: $152,419 downside - 3 year contract (believed to have signed in mid-2011)
Dolph Ziggler: $540,230 downside - 3 year contract
Heath Slater: $90,525 downside - 3 year contract
Jack Swagger: $319,000 downside - 3 year contract (believed to have signed in early 2010)
Jinder Mahal: $75,000 downside - 3 year contract
John Cena: $2,750,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation/receives an additional 6.25% bonus for high merchandise sales - 10 year contract (believed to have signed in late 2005)
Kane: $905,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation - 5 year contract (signed in 2008)
Kofi Kingston: $254,200 downside - 3 year contract
Mark Henry: $877,000 downside/first class travel - 10 year contract
R Truth: $475,200 downside - 3 year contract (signed in 2011)
Randy Orton: $1,600,500 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option/receives an additional 2.2% bonus for high merchandise sales - 10 year contract (signed in 2009)
Rey Mysterio: $985,000 downside/first class travel arrangements/receives an additional 4% bonus for high merchandise sales - 5 year contract (signed in 2010)
Sheamus: $1,000,000 downside/first class travel arrangements - 7 year contract (signed in 2011)
Sin Cara: $750,000 downside - 3 year contract
Tensai: $520,000 downside - 3 year contract (signed in 2012)
The Great Khali: $974,000 downside - 5 year contract (signed in 2011, I asked my source about this, having been surprised at the amount myself. There is no mistake! Khali receives this amount, regardless of his wrestling performances. Much of this has to do with his ambassadorial work in India and southern Asia.)
The Miz: $712,000 downside/first class travel - 5 year contract (believed to have signed in late 2010)
Zack Ryder: $135,050 downside/receives an additional 1.5% bonus for high merchandise sales - 3 year contract (signed in 2011)

Alicia Fox: $72,520 downside - 3 year contract
AJ Lee: $104,300 downside - 3 year contract (signed in 2012 )
Beth Phoenix: $112,500 downside/first class travel - 3 year contract (signed in 2009)
Eve: $109,475 downside/first class travel - 5 year contract (signed in 2010)
Layla: $86,450 downside - 3 year contract (signed in 2010)
Natalya: $74,410 downside - 3 year contract (signed in 2010)

Booker T: $477,375 downside/first class travel and accommodation - 3 year contract (signed in 2011)
Jerry Lawler: $500,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation/allowed to make independent appearances - 5 year contract
Matt Striker: $164,000 downside - 3 year contract (signed in 2010)
Michael Cole: $549,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation - 5 year contract (signed in 2011)

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:33 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Wow, so when punk says he's gonna retire a lot sooner than we think, is he really gonna be done next year? I highly doubt it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Just! As I finished posting this, we got another update! The original forum post is in bold.

Hey guys, my contact just emailed a few bits and pieces more.

- Un-contracted performers, can only remain on a per-appearance agreement for a maximum of 30 days, before WWE must offer them a contract or cease business with them for an undisclosed period of time. This is primarily down to regulations that the government has placed upon companies such as WWE - although WWE has found some loopholes.

- Technically, all WWE performers are independent contracters (this is what I was talking about when it came to loopholes), this allows WWE a greater flexibility when it comes to talent. WWE doesn't have to give a performer notice if they are being released, they can just tell them and that performer will then leave the employ of WWE on the same day.

- We did some more digging into the Legends contracts. Under a legends deal, personalities are strictly forbidden from doing business with companies such as TNA, they are however free to appear for any unbroadcast independent events, but must seek approval for any broadcast events. Legends don't typically recieve a downside, although some of them are salaried as "consultants", as gestures of good will from WWE - which likes to take care of some of it's veterans.

- If an employee (ALL WWE employees are subject to random testing) has two wellness strikes, and receives a third, they are automatically released from their contract and cannot be re-signed by WWE for at least one year following the release. If they are re-signed, they will return with two wellness strikes against them. To our knowledge, this scenario has yet to occur.

- The typical PPV bonus figures, at a B-show can be around $800-$3000 for a dark match performer, -$1000-10,000 for a performer on the undercard and anything up to $20,000 for a main event performer. It all depends on how well the PPV does. At Wrestlemania, a main eventer can easily make a 6 figure bonus.
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So if a performer is given a guaranteed contract (ie 3years) and gets released before then, WWE has to given them big severance package?
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Sin Cara: $750,000 downside - 3 year contract

^^^ Sin Cara is getting paid that much from all the botching he does


Also so CM Punk's contract is only 2 years I guess hes leaving very soon then
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I can't see Punk leaving in just a matter of months, seemingly right after WrestleMania 29. I say he resigns, maybe just for one more year. I believe him when he said that everybody would be pretty shocked at what he wants his career expiration date to be, so I don't see him wrestling at this time of the year in 2014.

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Yay for over paid sports stars.
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Some guys are getting grossly overpaid (Big Show, Khali) while others are getting grossly underpaid.
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Sin Cara: $750,000 downside - 3 year contract

^^^ Sin Cara is getting paid that much from all the botching he does


Also so CM Punk's contract is only 2 years I guess hes leaving very soon then
Although I can't stand Punk, and think he is the biggest douche in real life aside from Cena, he is not an idiot. I think he has always planned to get out of the business before he destroys his body.
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I can't believe the amount Khali gets. That dude is so annoying, i would be able to stand him if he actually had some skills.
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