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(Wrestling Inc)   How bad is wrestler pay for the low end jobbers? Working at WalMart brings home a better wage   (wrestlinginc.com) divider line 82
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2014-04-17 06:18:12 PM  
There was a cracked article not too long ago about that.  Basically said if you aren't on the top tier, you make jack shiat nothing.
 
2014-04-17 07:38:54 PM  

nekom: There was a cracked article not too long ago about that.  Basically said if you aren't on the top tier, you make jack shiat nothing.


In America, if you're not in WWE, or a TNA wrestler who once worked for WWE, you make shiat.

Indy wrestlers basically do it because they love wrestling.

TNA wrestlers that weren't once in WWE seem to make slightly more than indy wrestlers, but as you can see, this guy has to work at Wal-Mart, and the Knockouts didn't quit their day jobs at Hooters.

Vince owns wrestling. You don't work for him, you don't really work in wrestling... it's just a sideline gig done for the love of it.

/and TNA could have paid way more with the Panda money behind them, before Mama Carter closed the purse.
 
2014-04-17 08:03:30 PM  
Well, TNA's TNA.  WWE pays JTG well to look at the lights.
 
2014-04-17 08:08:35 PM  

robsul82: Well, TNA's TNA.  WWE pays JTG well to look at the lights.


I don't hear Zack Ryder complaining about his paycheck.
 
2014-04-17 08:09:09 PM  
You guys realize all pro sports used to be like this, right?
 
2014-04-17 08:12:33 PM  

Flappyhead: robsul82: Well, TNA's TNA.  WWE pays JTG well to look at the lights.

I don't hear Zack Ryder complaining about his paycheck.


Yep.  Ryder got his career flushed but he's not leaving until they kick his ass out.
 
2014-04-17 08:12:50 PM  

MFAWG: You guys realize all pro sports used to be like this, right?


And that, for the most part, they basically still are?
 
2014-04-17 08:18:16 PM  

MFAWG: You guys realize all pro sports used to be like this, right?


You realize that pro wrestling isn't a sport, right?
 
2014-04-17 08:21:44 PM  

IAmRight: MFAWG: You guys realize all pro sports used to be like this, right?

And that, for the most part, they basically still are?


I don't see big leaguers or even triple AAA guys working construction in the offseason.
 
2014-04-17 08:25:35 PM  
Is this a story about low wages for beginners, or a story about how these wanna bees don't have enough life skills to get a better job than WalMart? What's that say about the type of people trying to wrassle?
 
2014-04-17 08:31:18 PM  

MFAWG: IAmRight: MFAWG: You guys realize all pro sports used to be like this, right?

And that, for the most part, they basically still are?

I don't see big leaguers or even triple AAA guys working construction in the offseason.


Wasn't there just a big article about minor leaguers only bringing home 14K a year? I swear there was a big minor's op-ed piece about the majors or bust situation with baseball.
 
2014-04-17 08:34:08 PM  

aNihilV10L8tr: Is this a story about low wages for beginners, or a story about how these wanna bees don't have enough life skills to get a better job than WalMart? What's that say about the type of people trying to wrassle?


Absolutely nothing, other than they chose wrestling school instead of college. Former ECW,WCW, WWF/E, TNA star Raven has an IQ of 143 and is a member of Mensa. Wrestlers come from all walks of life and many, if not the majority are very intelligent people. You have to possess quite a bit of intelligence to be able to make the matches and promos work the way they're supposed to and that's from personal experience. The only problem is that most of your skills don't translate into "real jobs". Except communication. Wrestlers are EXCELLENT at communication.
 
2014-04-17 08:38:23 PM  

MFAWG: I don't see big leaguers or even triple AAA guys working construction in the offseason.


We're talking about how guys at the top get paid stacks and anyone under that gets nothing.

Though I suppose you're thinking of each major league in and of itself; I'm thinking of each top league as being the stars; anything just short of that league and you make more at WalMart.
 
2014-04-17 08:43:50 PM  

IAmRight: MFAWG: I don't see big leaguers or even triple AAA guys working construction in the offseason.

We're talking about how guys at the top get paid stacks and anyone under that gets nothing.

Though I suppose you're thinking of each major league in and of itself; I'm thinking of each top league as being the stars; anything just short of that league and you make more at WalMart.


I don't recall what the triple A minimum is ( 70k?) but I was surprised to see MLS players making as little as 30k.

And yeah, those single A guys don't make shiat and are suing.
 
2014-04-17 08:45:41 PM  
Nice TNA thread

gryphon sil has entered the impact zone
 
2014-04-17 08:48:05 PM  

silgryphon: Nice TNA thread

gryphon sil has entered the impact falling prices zone


FTFReality
 
2014-04-17 08:50:57 PM  

MFAWG: don't recall what the triple A minimum is ( 70k?) but I was surprised to see MLS players making as little as 30k.


And anything short of the NFL (in the U.S.) is about $17K/year. Basketball? D-League players make either $13K, $17K, or $25K.

/which is part of why people continue to go to the NCAA instead - even WITH amateurism, they STILL pay more than those leagues.
 
2014-04-17 08:59:47 PM  

MFAWG: You guys realize all pro sports used to be like this, right?


yup there is a reason the 8 men out  were tempted into throwing the world series.

Charles Comiskey  was a notorious cheapskate and the white sox on average were the worst paid team in the league and this was long before the reserve clause was killed.

The douchebag even tried to charge the players to wash their uniforms.

Not surprised for the Jobber wrestlers getting paid jack shiat.
 
2014-04-17 09:03:22 PM  
This is the end result of McMahon (and to a lesser degree, WCW) taking a lot of the top tier talent in the old territory system. It used to be that you could jump between territories (like from World Class in Texas to Mid-South in Memphis, etc) and still make pretty good money. There were alternatives to WWE, not the least of which was WCW. Once WCW folded, Vince ruled (and rules). Wrestlers went from multiple options to pretty much the WWE or a few of the territories left (which pay jacksquat). TNA is apparently never going to make a decent challenge and has seen the marquee talents leave (old, but still drawing). Chris Jericho is one of the few topliners to actually say that he thought WWE taking everything over would be bad for pro wrestling.

However, jobbers have never made nor never will anything approaching a decent living. That's never changed.
 
2014-04-17 09:03:37 PM  
Sounds like a wwe audience right now with U deserve it chant
 
2014-04-17 09:08:35 PM  

silgryphon: Sounds like a wwe audience right now with U deserve it chant


TNA fans are the worrrrrrrst.
 
2014-04-17 09:11:53 PM  
www.baltimoresun.com

Survived the USS Cole bombing, but couldn't survive TNA's inept booking.
 
2014-04-17 09:17:48 PM  
This shouldn't shock anyone... If you are working the indies (or whatever is left of the territories, with the new NWA), you get paid very little (0-$100 a match, and most towards the $0) unless you are a former WWE wrestler (they can make $500-$1500 a match). The reason is that the indies and NWA territories (that exist now) don't draw much at all. If they get 100 people, it's usually a good night.

TNA pay varies, but it's generally not much if you aren't a top guy. I have no idea what ROH pays, but I am guessing less than TNA.

Japan supposedly has some high paying promotions, too.

It's kind of like MMA -- if you aren't top tier UFC (or Bellator and WSOF, to an extent), you don't get paid jack shiat because the draw just isn't there.
 
2014-04-17 09:21:24 PM  
Women with weapons, Gotta love TNA
 
2014-04-17 09:24:23 PM  
Good job not getting seasick atop Velvet's additions, Madison.
 
2014-04-17 09:27:00 PM  
Danielson's first title defense is against HIS masked former friend...
 
2014-04-17 09:32:02 PM  
So, we're doing this? Someone remind me to be easy on the beer so I have some left for hockey I guess.

/yes ec3, we are afraid of Hardy
//he should be afraid of himself sometimes...
 
2014-04-17 09:33:31 PM  

silgryphon: Nice TNA thread

gryphon sil has entered the impact zone


The Impact Zone. Available 2 weeks a month, or when the Shriners or Elks don't need it for meetings!

/Makes me sad. TNA could've been special once.
 
2014-04-17 09:34:17 PM  
Are they still in Florida or did they move?
 
2014-04-17 09:35:06 PM  

silgryphon: Are they still in Florida or did they move?


Orlando
 
2014-04-17 09:42:10 PM  
I think Jeff Hardy brought back his Willow the Wisp gimmick to make us absolutely sure he was  never going back to WWE.

Vince to Jeff: Loud and clear, fruitcake.
 
2014-04-17 09:44:51 PM  
Ugggggh, DJ Zema...
 
2014-04-17 09:50:44 PM  
THAT was a tag match!

/two-man-gts being developed by the wolves?
 
2014-04-17 09:51:26 PM  
...stop doing drugs, Jeff.
 
2014-04-17 09:51:27 PM  
Willow the wisp is just freaking weird
 
2014-04-17 09:56:51 PM  
"I'm so glad a guy I've not met also had a beard and won his company's title a few days ago!"

*sob*
 
2014-04-17 10:00:11 PM  
Good gods my TV has been hitting the willowjijana...
 
2014-04-17 10:01:26 PM  

nekom: There was a cracked article not too long ago about that.  Basically said if you aren't on the top tier, you make jack shiat nothing.


I don't think it would be hard to find minor league baseball players working in walmart.  I remember a fark article from last year about a ballplayer who, during the season,  stayed in a retirement home because they gave him free rent

/it's a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n roll
//that goes for everything worthwhile
 
2014-04-17 10:01:54 PM  
$40 for a Willow umbrella...oh boy.
 
2014-04-17 10:02:29 PM  
*tunes in out of curiosity*

A Betterer is in the IMPACT ZONE I guess

*squints at TV*

so.. I'm guessing.. Jeff Hardy went to Mardi Gras and is now in a handicap match against a pair of Chippendale dancers?
 
2014-04-17 10:10:12 PM  
oh hey, Kurt Angle has yet to devolve into a pile of popped tendons and powdered bone
 
2014-04-17 10:11:18 PM  
Who calls you the cyborg, Kurt.  Come on.
 
2014-04-17 10:13:25 PM  
Kinda trailed off at the end there, Bob.
 
2014-04-17 10:14:58 PM  
Original photos didn't do it justice. DoFP Quicksilver looks...downsy almost.
 
2014-04-17 10:16:38 PM  

The Bestest: oh hey, Kurt Angle has yet to devolve into a pile of popped tendons and powdered bone


You seen the DirectTV advert with the puppet-wife? I imagine Angle is like that but really clear strings.
 
2014-04-17 10:17:27 PM  
Was hoping this story had reader submitted comments, and am leaving highly satisfied.
 
2014-04-17 10:18:51 PM  

CyberKultist: Original photos didn't do it justice. DoFP Quicksilver looks...downsy almost.


it's the guy from American Horror Story

CyberKultist: You seen the DirectTV advert with the puppet-wife? I imagine Angle is like that but really clear strings.


that commercial creeps me the fark out for some reason
 
2014-04-17 10:22:34 PM  

The Bestest: CyberKultist: Original photos didn't do it justice. DoFP Quicksilver looks...downsy almost.

it's the guy from American Horror Story

CyberKultist: You seen the DirectTV advert with the puppet-wife? I imagine Angle is like that but really clear strings.

that commercial creeps me the fark out for some reason


Been told that's a good show but never remembered to start DVRing it when a new one starts up.

/whoo! X division action
 
2014-04-17 10:36:01 PM  
Glad to see Mistico got a job with TNA after the whole Sin Cara thing didn't work out for him.

...Wait, you mean Tigre Uno's a different luchadore who botches moves and is a danger to himself and others?
 
2014-04-17 10:48:50 PM  
I thought we weren't gonna get Kane vs DBD until R.. oh

/I'll behave now
 
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