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 Posted: Sat Dec 7th, 2019 10:18 am
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BItterOldMan wrote: Not saying it's an original idea or thought but yes, there are more people who claim to be pro wrestlers and that includes guys who put on shows in their yards. As far as those who are making their living from the sport, there's no way you have more.

If you're not clearing $1000.00 a week then I don't think you qualify to call yourself a full-time pro wrestler (and by clear I mean after deducting all out of pocket expenses).

Am I setting the bar too high?

This is higher than the average US salary, which is around $800-$900 per week. There will certainly be guys on maybe as low as $500 per week, certainly after expenses, who would consider themselves pro-wrestlers. This would certainly be sustainable if they minimize their housing costs. Below that, there are also going to be guys with "normal" jobs, but the outside job is their second job, and wrestling brings in more money.

Also think about the opportunity to work. Is their much indie work to be had from Monday to Thursday? Back in the day, once you got into a territory, you pretty much had a full week of bookings.

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