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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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2472 clicks; posted to Sports » on 17 Apr 2014 at 7:45 PM (31 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-17 10:50:48 PM  
Unholy-piss-berries. No way to make that spot not hurt.

/icanhasecwchant?
 
2014-04-17 10:53:20 PM  
is.. that a cowbell?
 
2014-04-17 10:54:59 PM  

The Bestest: is.. that a cowbell?


*looks closer*
Well...that's different.

/needs more of it
 
2014-04-17 10:57:21 PM  
That had to hurt
 
2014-04-17 10:59:23 PM  
Wow. I hope those were fake barbed wire or Abyss has something on under his shirt.
 
2014-04-17 11:00:19 PM  
.. does WWE do spots like that anymore?
 
2014-04-17 11:03:53 PM  

machoprogrammer: Wow. I hope those were fake barbed wire or Abyss has something on under his shirt.


Something, I'm sure. Still, awesome. Love me some hardcore matches.

/off to watch the Sharks teach the Kings how to hockey
//then I guess more assassin pirates
\ot in stl?! tonight is good
 
2014-04-17 11:05:19 PM  

The Bestest: .. does WWE do spots like that anymore?


Occasional streetfight, but I haven't seen a weapon other than chair, kendo stick or table in quite some time.
 
2014-04-17 11:09:17 PM  

CyberKultist: The Bestest: .. does WWE do spots like that anymore?

Occasional streetfight, but I haven't seen a weapon other than chair, kendo stick or table in quite some time.


Yeah, I meant specifically like thumbtacks and barbed wire
 
2014-04-17 11:13:09 PM  

The Bestest: CyberKultist: The Bestest: .. does WWE do spots like that anymore?

Occasional streetfight, but I haven't seen a weapon other than chair, kendo stick or table in quite some time.

Yeah, I meant specifically like thumbtacks and barbed wire


Not really.  Probably the last match I can think of was the Terry Funk/Tommy Dreamer vs. Mick Foley/Edge match from the second ECW One Night Stand.

You know, the one that they used to relaunch ECW as the glorified developmental territory that Vince always thought it was.
 
2014-04-17 11:13:43 PM  

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


IIRC, Jackie Robinson used to sell home appliances during the off season.
 
2014-04-18 01:29:58 AM  

The_Y2P_Problem: The Bestest: CyberKultist: The Bestest: .. does WWE do spots like that anymore?

Occasional streetfight, but I haven't seen a weapon other than chair, kendo stick or table in quite some time.

Yeah, I meant specifically like thumbtacks and barbed wire

Not really.  Probably the last match I can think of was the Terry Funk/Tommy Dreamer vs. Mick Foley/Edge match from the second ECW One Night Stand.

You know, the one that they used to relaunch ECW as the glorified developmental territory that Vince always thought it was.


Better that than the all-barbed wire and weapons territory that some of its fans seem to "remember" when most of those matches were designed to hide the failings of the less-than-stellar talent.
 
2014-04-18 02:09:19 AM  
What about Mexican wrestlers? Seriously.
 
2014-04-18 02:15:55 AM  

MFAWG: 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.


Minor League players, Minor League is a team affiliated with a Major league team, are paid on a scale where the minimum for A is $1100 a month, AA is $1500 a month and the minimum for AAA is $2100 a month. If they play for an independent league or semi pro team they get paid much less.
 
2014-04-18 08:23:10 AM  

Professor Farksworth: 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.


So, telemarketing or phone banks during election years.

*phone rings*
me: Hello?
caller: Hey yo, you need a capitol one credit card? Chico we can get you the best rates even if you have the credit of A BAD GUY!
 
2014-04-18 08:27:08 AM  

aNihilV10L8tr: So, telemarketing or phone banks during election years.


www.onlineworldofwrestling.com
"NOBODY CALL MY MOMMA!"
 
2014-04-18 08:45:36 AM  
There is a reason the higher level indie guys push their merch as much as they do.  They probably take home more in shirt sales than they do in pay.

I am a big fan of indie wrestling and go to a ton of shows.  I honestly dont know how some of those guys do it other than LOVING wrestling.  They are traveling 8-10 hours to go on second in front of a bunch of people who dont know who they are.

A big point of contention with the talent is guys who pay for their flights and hotels for Euro/Japanese or tours of an opposite coast.  This reduces the pay day and the exposure for the guys who are better performers and gives it to guys who are willing to pay to build their resumes.  Takes the meritocracy out of prestigious things like doing Europe and Japan.

/And shiat I missed the TNA thread
//EY's thank you run is coming to an end soon
 
2014-04-18 09:26:20 AM  

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

You realize that pro wrestling isn't a sport, right?


Acting is also a lot like this.
 
2014-04-18 09:29:05 AM  

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

You realize that pro wrestling isn't a sport, right?

Acting is also a lot like this.


Pro wrestling is a sports entertainment.

This story is like finding out one of the guys on the And1 Tour works at a gas station.  It sucks but it is life.
 
2014-04-18 09:29:16 AM  
My buddy Mike was in a jobber league in Tampa.  He said banging the groupies made it worth the zero paycheck.
 
2014-04-18 09:30:33 AM  

tricycleracer: My buddy Mike was in a jobber league in Tampa.  He said banging the groupies made it worth the zero paycheck.


Jobber league?  Banging ring rats?

According to Rip Rogers, "walks and blowjobs don't count."
 
2014-04-18 09:38:30 AM  

aNihilV10L8tr: Professor Farksworth: 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.

So, telemarketing or phone banks during election years.

*phone rings*
me: Hello?
caller: Hey yo, you need a capitol one credit card? Chico we can get you the best rates even if you have the credit of A BAD GUY!


They need to make this a TV show, akin to Crank Yankers. Pro wrestler telemarketers. I would watch the hell out of that.

/The Ultimate Warrior tribute episode would be epic
 
2014-04-18 10:07:06 AM  

robertus: They need to make this a TV show, akin to Crank Yankers. Pro wrestler telemarketers. I would watch the hell out of that.

/The Ultimate Warrior tribute episode would be epic


There's a few Youtube pranks of that using soundboards which are similar. And "John Cena prank call" is really similar (and absolutely hilarious).

aNihilV10L8tr: So, telemarketing or phone banks during election years.

*phone rings*
me: Hello?
caller: Hey yo, you need a capitol one credit card? Chico we can get you the best rates even if you have the credit of A BAD GUY!


Hulk Hogan selling security could be funny:

Brother, you need security. There is only one thing more secure than National Security, and that is the power of Hulkamania. Hulkamania is the most powerful force in the universe, brother, but a close second is National Security. WHATCHA GONNA DO, ROBBERS, WHEN HULKAMANIA AND NATIONAL SECURITY RUN WILD ON YOU?!
 
2014-04-18 10:25:56 AM  

machoprogrammer: robertus: They need to make this a TV show, akin to Crank Yankers. Pro wrestler telemarketers. I would watch the hell out of that.

/The Ultimate Warrior tribute episode would be epic

There's a few Youtube pranks of that using soundboards which are similar. And "John Cena prank call" is really similar (and absolutely hilarious).

aNihilV10L8tr: So, telemarketing or phone banks during election years.

*phone rings*
me: Hello?
caller: Hey yo, you need a capitol one credit card? Chico we can get you the best rates even if you have the credit of A BAD GUY!

Hulk Hogan selling security could be funny:

Brother, you need security. There is only one thing more secure than National Security, and that is the power of Hulkamania. Hulkamania is the most powerful force in the universe, brother, but a close second is National Security. WHATCHA GONNA DO, ROBBERS, WHEN HULKAMANIA AND NATIONAL SECURITY RUN WILD ON YOU?!


1.bp.blogspot.com

/yes, it's real
//and let's not forget The Jacobs Agency, protecting you and your loved ones from Hellfire, Brimstone, and acts of Gawd since 2013.
 
2014-04-18 10:36:21 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: machoprogrammer: robertus: They need to make this a TV show, akin to Crank Yankers. Pro wrestler telemarketers. I would watch the hell out of that.

/The Ultimate Warrior tribute episode would be epic

There's a few Youtube pranks of that using soundboards which are similar. And "John Cena prank call" is really similar (and absolutely hilarious).

aNihilV10L8tr: So, telemarketing or phone banks during election years.

*phone rings*
me: Hello?
caller: Hey yo, you need a capitol one credit card? Chico we can get you the best rates even if you have the credit of A BAD GUY!

Hulk Hogan selling security could be funny:

Brother, you need security. There is only one thing more secure than National Security, and that is the power of Hulkamania. Hulkamania is the most powerful force in the universe, brother, but a close second is National Security. WHATCHA GONNA DO, ROBBERS, WHEN HULKAMANIA AND NATIONAL SECURITY RUN WILD ON YOU?!

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/yes, it's real
//and let's not forget The Jacobs Agency, protecting you and your loved ones from Hellfire, Brimstone, and acts of Gawd since 2013.


If there's one person I trust with finances, it's Ric Flair.
 
2014-04-18 12:35:13 PM  

robertus: FirstNationalBastard: machoprogrammer: robertus: They need to make this a TV show, akin to Crank Yankers. Pro wrestler telemarketers. I would watch the hell out of that.

/The Ultimate Warrior tribute episode would be epic

There's a few Youtube pranks of that using soundboards which are similar. And "John Cena prank call" is really similar (and absolutely hilarious).

aNihilV10L8tr: So, telemarketing or phone banks during election years.

*phone rings*
me: Hello?
caller: Hey yo, you need a capitol one credit card? Chico we can get you the best rates even if you have the credit of A BAD GUY!

Hulk Hogan selling security could be funny:

Brother, you need security. There is only one thing more secure than National Security, and that is the power of Hulkamania. Hulkamania is the most powerful force in the universe, brother, but a close second is National Security. WHATCHA GONNA DO, ROBBERS, WHEN HULKAMANIA AND NATIONAL SECURITY RUN WILD ON YOU?!

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x279]

/yes, it's real
//and let's not forget The Jacobs Agency, protecting you and your loved ones from Hellfire, Brimstone, and acts of Gawd since 2013.

If there's one person I trust with finances, it's Ric Flair.


I'm surprised he's not advertising himself as an expert on divorce.
 
2014-04-18 01:16:59 PM  

machoprogrammer: 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.


Karl Anderson of New Japan recently said he earned $600k last year. So yeah, there aren't many options outside of WWE, but they are out there.
 
2014-04-18 01:18:02 PM  

robertus: FirstNationalBastard: machoprogrammer: robertus:
[snip]

If there's one person I trust with finances, it's Ric Flair.


For an extra fee, Willie Nelson will come out and do your taxes.
 
2014-04-18 03:32:58 PM  

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

You realize that pro wrestling isn't a sport, right?


If boxing is a sport than so is pro wrestling.
 
2014-04-18 04:11:26 PM  
noun
1An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment
 
2014-04-18 05:35:52 PM  
Still better than being a musician
 
2014-04-18 08:27:08 PM  
My HS friend's younger brother is Colt Cabana, so I'm getting a kick....

/CSB
 
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