- Oct 25, 2017
lmao he said on the record to Fightful he wasn't making enough on the main roster to regularly pay for rental, hotel and travel combined, and you want him going to the place we just found out yesterday countered a guy asking for a raise in a renegotiation by offering him less than NXT and pays $250-400 per appearance
Me yesterday said:https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1091507-killer-kross-impact-update-talent-contract-terms
Wrestlezone confirming the PWInsider Killer Kross story with more details. TNA's counter offer to Kross was "less than an NXT entry level deal" (normally $45k/year)
It gets worse
Wrestlezone was also told that a number of the multi-year deals—including the one Kross is locked into—currently being offered are low paying, and often see talent losing money due to travel costs associated with their appearances for the company. These deals see talent making anywhere from $250-400 per appearance, with no guaranteed minimum amount of appearances included in the deal. In addition, it was stated that while there are a number of people in the company that have guaranteed downsides and are making good money, only a couple of them are making a livable wage based on their current pay rates.
Under these deals, talent are flown to the IMPACT TV tapings / live events on basic economy level flights, and are also paying out of pocket for their own luggage, rental cars / Uber transportation and hotels. The situation was described as wrestlers ‘literally losing money’ after compensation and expenses, with several talents saying they were making as little as $3000-5000 for the year (with IMPACT, not including their independent bookings) before taxes and expenses despite being on a majority of the shows.