Just wondering: the new TE winner gets a 1-Yr $250K Contract. Assuming this isn't a "fine print" situation and the K is legit, what is a $250K Contrac wortht in real world terms? I mean, considering that these are 1040 workers who provide their own travel, costumes, taxes, etc... What would I, aspiring young wrestler, hope to take home from that Quarter Million?
Oh, I'm pretty sure that contract is nothing but fine print. But if they do qualify for the main roster after winning, $250K as a baseline is pretty much in line with what the upper end of Zack Ryder-type guys pull in, from what I understand. Road expenses and taxes pretty much destroy all that, however, which is why guys are so dependent on video game revenues and merchandise to stay afloat. I can't even imagine how the poor NXT geeks eat from week to week with what THEY make.