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Fragile X
12-10-2007, 02:30 PM
I don't just mean the world titles, but the smaller ones as well.

Purgatory
12-10-2007, 02:38 PM
I dunno. I mean, they've got a contract that says that they make x-amount of dollars in x-amount of year/s. I think that might be just a guarantee that they'll make at least that much, I'm not sure what the perks of being a title-holder would be.

BigDaddyCool
12-10-2007, 02:41 PM
In theory, yes. As they should be featured more on TV and get ppv spots. Plus their merch would be pushed a little harder and made avaible at the shows and whatever. But I'm not sure if they get a bonus for being a champion.

thedamndest
12-10-2007, 02:48 PM
Back in the day they did, now I would agree with what BDC said.

thedamndest
12-10-2007, 02:48 PM
Although I think you actually get paid less if you are a tag champion.

Kane Knight
12-10-2007, 03:26 PM
Although I think you actually get paid less if you are ECW champion.

RVDmark
12-10-2007, 03:30 PM
Although I think you actually get paid less if you are a TNA champion.

Fixed. :)

Kane Knight
12-10-2007, 03:38 PM
In fact, Jeff Jarrett has only not returned to take the title because he can't afford the pay cut.

BigDaddyCool
12-10-2007, 03:38 PM
Angle is getting paid more TNA than he did in WWE, from what I understand.

I can't remember if WWE has gaurenteed minimum contracts were there works is going to get at least X amount of dollars each period and then gets ppv bonuses and merch and so forth.

Fragile X
12-10-2007, 03:39 PM
Yeah but TNA won't pay anybody but Sting and Kurt Angel that money, of course they would for Austin, or Cena, or Goldberg though. These are special cases.

BigDaddyCool
12-10-2007, 03:40 PM
In fact, Jeff Jarrett has only not returned to take the title because he can't afford the pay cut.

Espeically now that he is the sole provider for his family...is that in bad taste?

Kane Knight
12-10-2007, 03:45 PM
Espeically now that he is the sole provider for his family...is that in bad taste?

Nah.

The MAC
12-10-2007, 06:43 PM
benoit:soul provider.

NoJabbaNoBogRoll
12-10-2007, 06:54 PM
I'd imagine any extra cash would be gained indirectly, possibly through increased merchandising (if they have a cut of the sales in their contract).

KYR
12-10-2007, 08:15 PM
Yeah but TNA won't pay anybody but Sting and Kurt Angel that money, of course they would for Austin, or Cena, or Goldberg though. These are special cases.

Goldberg? :shifty:

6to1
12-10-2007, 08:45 PM
well it was spike that pays sting they wanted tna to hire him.