WWE recently put a new fining system into place that was said to be received by the talents very poorly. Additionally, the company is now enforcing the dress code in a strict manner, with the idea that if talents are seen anywhere in public, they better be dressed up professionally. If they aren’t, they will receive a fine.
There has actually been a new addition recently, one that results in any talent being fined if they are even one minute late to the arenas.
The general feeling within the talent in the company right now is that money issues are getting out of control lately, and worse than that, the feeling is nothing is going to be done about it. The talent in WWE simply feels like no signs have been shown that anything is going to change.
An example of one of many recent financial issues came up recently when WWE mailed out the quarterly royalty checks to talents this past week. It’s being reported that talent that generally receives around $70,000 for the first quarter video game checks actually received somewhere around $11,700 for the same quarter this year, a drop of well over $50,000.
The video game royalty checks, which were considerably lower this year compared to others, is the same issue that WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley was ranting about via social media online in recent months.
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(Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)