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 Posted: Fri Jun 11th, 2021 08:21 pm
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Promoters will steer clear once they get to the "plus all meals" part of the contract. If they played hardball and agreed to the booking fees but told Braun to buy his own food, he'd see the end of the gravy train express.

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Set steep cover charge to force cheap asses out of line ? If you can’t pay go somewhere else. I think Ryback had high asking price post WWE & nobody(?) paid up

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Am I wrong in my assumption that most (all?) of the wrestlers working the indy scene today make most of their income from what goes on outside of the ring; signing autographs and selling merchandise?



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BitterOldMan wrote: Am I wrong in my assumption that most (all?) of the wrestlers working the indy scene today make most of their income from what goes on outside of the ring; signing autographs and selling merchandise?
It all about the Merch. That is why places like Pro Wrestling Tees is a goldmine for most wrestlers, post WWE. I'm sure that even Zack Ryder is doing all right with Merch and his wrestling figure podcast.

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freebirdsforever2019 wrote: BitterOldMan wrote: Am I wrong in my assumption that most (all?) of the wrestlers working the indy scene today make most of their income from what goes on outside of the ring; signing autographs and selling merchandise?
It all about the Merch. That is why places like Pro Wrestling Tees is a goldmine for most wrestlers, post WWE. I'm sure that even Zack Ryder is doing all right with Merch and his wrestling figure podcast.

Rob Feinstein is a goldmine too. That’s why they all ignore his “Ill pretend you said 18 lol” stuff. I’ve seen some of his stuff on Facebook at times, and a wrestler gets released, no matter how shitty, and several hundred marks freak out and demand a signing, and then spend $100 for an autographed Funko or something. Bigger names like Matt Hardy make thousands off of him every few months, and I’m sure there are others as well that have been organizing these online auctions during Covid. I’ve loved wrestling for decades and wouldn’t be caught dead with any of this merch being displayed in my house, but people love it.  Braun Strowman would make a fortune right now in that environment if they could come to terms on the split. 

And off-topic, has anyone EVER survived a pedophile scandal in any field better than RF?  He lost ROH over it, but his core business didn’t seem to miss a beat. 



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kargol wrote: Roman Polanski.
Isn’t Polanski in exile and unable to return to the U.S. the last 20 years?  And IIRC he isn’t even just wanted for being with an underage girl, she accused him of real rape too. 



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srossi wrote: kargol wrote: Roman Polanski.
Isn’t Polanski in exile and unable to return to the U.S. the last 20 years?  And IIRC he isn’t even just wanted for being with an underage girl, she accused him of real rape too. I think it's been a lot longer than 20 years.
EDIT: He's been in exile since fleeing the US since 1978!

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khawk wrote: srossi wrote: kargol wrote: Roman Polanski.
Isn’t Polanski in exile and unable to return to the U.S. the last 20 years?  And IIRC he isn’t even just wanted for being with an underage girl, she accused him of real rape too. I think it's been a lot longer than 20 years.
EDIT: He's been in exile since fleeing the US since 1978!

Wow, time flies!



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srossi wrote: khawk wrote: srossi wrote: kargol wrote: Roman Polanski.
Isn’t Polanski in exile and unable to return to the U.S. the last 20 years?  And IIRC he isn’t even just wanted for being with an underage girl, she accused him of real rape too. I think it's been a lot longer than 20 years.
EDIT: He's been in exile since fleeing the US since 1978!

Wow, time flies!
IIRC it was Polanski, a 14 year old girl, a Quaalude (Mandrax) and a hot tub. I think the girl later re-canted the rape allegation but it doesn't matter as this is statutory.



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My reading said she was 13 at the time. Weirdly enough she has petitioned the courts to drop the charges/attempted extradition recently but was denied.
If the judge hadn’t tipped his hand towards what he was probably gonna do at the sentencing I don’t think Polanski would have run, as probation was the likely normal outcome to the charge he pleaded to in exchange for the more serious charges they had on him to be dropped.
I wiki’ed it, it’s an interesting read. Hard to believe it’s been 40+ years but I do remember hearing about this as a youngster.

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Samoa Joe is back with WWE and will likely be the new NXT General Manager.

There's been talk that part of Nick Khan's strategy is to cut people who are believed to be over-paid and/or underused, then look to re-sign them at a lower rate if they later find a role for them. (Word is that Aleister Black was offered a new WWE deal, but he seems to be on his way to AEW.) Kinda makes sense, if you think of WWE as a TV company, a TV show doesn't sign it's guest stars up for a whole season, it just uses them when they are available. This might work if wrestling, and WWE in particular, wasn't written on the fly.

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Kriss wrote: Samoa Joe is back with WWE and will likely be the new NXT General Manager.

There's been talk that part of Tony Khan's strategy is to cut people who are believed to be over-paid and/or underused, then look to re-sign them at a lower rate if they later find a role for them. (Word is that Aleister Black was offered a new WWE deal, but he seems to be on his way to AEW.) Kinda makes sense, if you think of WWE as a TV company, a TV show doesn't sign it's guest stars up for a whole season, it just uses them when they are available. This might work if wrestling, and WWE in particular, wasn't written on the fly.
They better do something or else you will be seeing 15 weeks of Liv Morgan vs Carmella on Smackdown.



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There's been talk that part of Tony Khan's strategy is to cut people who are believed to be over-paid and/or underused, then look to re-sign them at a lower rate if they later find a role for them.
Khan or McMahon?



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kargol wrote: Kriss wrote:
There's been talk that part of Tony Khan's strategy is to cut people who are believed to be over-paid and/or underused, then look to re-sign them at a lower rate if they later find a role for them.
Khan or McMahon?

Nick Khan!!! My bad.



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