How TNA Workers Get Paid By WWE, Undertaker Wrestlemania Ready?, Forgotten Raw GM Angle, Main Eventers & WWE Wellness Policy

When a WWE star is either fired or quits what happens to the money made from merchandise sales? Do they still receive it or does it go back into the company?

When a WWE star leaves the company they still get a percentage of money from the merchandise that is sold using their likeness. For example, Eric Bischoff still receives a check from WWE for sales of his "Controversy Creates Cash" book the company published when he was under WWE contract. There are several other workers, including those in TNA, that still get checks from WWE merchandise. This is also why when a worker is released their merchandise will go on clearance so the company is able to quickly eliminate it from their stock.

Do you see The Undertaker in better condition to compete at Wrestlemania XXVIII this year than he has been in years past?

The Undertaker has been like a fine wine, he's gotten better with age. If he does work Wrestlemania as expected I feel he will be ready to go and will put on a good match. Undertaker hasn't worked in a year as problems with his knees, shoulder and back prevents him from working full-time.

Why did WWE never explain who was behind the Anonymous Raw General Manager?

The Anonymous Raw General Manager gimmick was a huge waste of time. Vince McMahon stuck with it for so long because he liked the reaction Michael Cole was getting by reading the emails. There was a lot of talk when they brought Triple H back to TV as "COO" to "run Raw" about whether or not they should reveal someone behind the gimmick. The writing team went back and forth but ultimately decided to quietly drop the angle (by removing the laptop and platform) with John Laurinaitis taking over on an "interim basis." I heard they felt anyone revealed behind it would be a letdown and with the Laurinaitis gimmick ready to go, they moved forward.

Will WWE actually remove a main even talent if they were given three strikes under the WWE Wellness Policy?

There are plenty of conspiracy theories when one talks about the WWE Wellness Policy. The loophole, which I've explained before, is that if a worker has a prescription for something they test positive for (with some exceptions such as SOMAS) they are cleared of the positive test. Obviously the argument is, the main eventers have more money, and thus they have the ability to pay doctors to supply them with valid prescriptions. While not perfect, the Wellness Policy has been effective in significantly cleaning up the locker room.

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  • urnemystic

    I still think that when laurinaitis went full-fledged heel authority figure, he should have revealed himself as anonymous raw gm. It would have wrapped things up nicely and the decisions he makes on tv are pretty much the same as the anonymous gm angle anyway.

    • thatguy

      exactly seeing the Anon GM was a heel GM anyway pretty much.

    • Hazmatt23

      Laurinitis is always texting too. Maybe he was sending emails….WWE doesn’t care too much for logic though

    • Mike

      Sometimes, in life, we don't get all the answers we seek, and sometimes those answers only serve to breed more, and deeper, questions.
      Just what does lie beyond the edge of the observable universe?
      Is there truly a God, or Gods? If so, can we mortals ever know His or Their mind(s) and purpose?
      Just what ARE the secret herbs and spices that make KFC so (finger licking) good?
      Why did Mary Jane Clarke dump me for Kevin Spencer the night before my birthday back in the early nineties, and how long had she been cheating on me with that tool?
      Who was the anonymous Raw General Manager?
      Some things humanity just isn't meant to know, and perhaps this is one of those things.
      Best we all just accept that things happen, and move on, and try to come to terms with these facts of life.
      It's very… zen… I think…

  • havoc525

    Easier deal, Triple H could have outted Cole as having been the GM and said he was putting a stop to it effective immediately.

  • Silver

    I don't think you really answered the last question. If a main eventer gets three strikes for something they can't get a prescription for, would they really be removed?

    • wnwdotcom2

      Under the policy they would be suspended if they test positive for something they do not have a prescription for. However, I am aware of the lack of main event names that have been suspended since WWE began making Wellness violations public in November 2007.

      • wanderthewastes

        3 strikes means automatic termination from the company not suspension

  • Couldn't it also be argued that a main-event superstar has more to lose if they're caught using anything, increasing the pressure to not do it – more money, the status in the company, a bigger reputation, thousands more fans etc?

  • @jblack424

    Jeff hardy was a main event star and the more less got rid of them and didn’t orton get susspened as well. So for misspelling words.

    • Shane

      Hardy wasn't released. He let his contract expire.

  • Manicwhitedwarf

    Regarding the wellness policy, I read an interview where he stated that when he was asked to be tested, he said ‘no probs, I’ll go the same time as HHH’.

    He wasn’t tested….

    • search4theyeti

      That was Scott Steiner

  • Chopper

    How can you pay a doctor for a perscription is that not illeagal?

    • wnwdotcom2

      If a doctor prescribes say testosterone because they feel their patient "needs it," how is it going to be proven they don't need it? I hope you understand my point.

  • Manicwhitedwarf

    Sorry, forgot to mention the interview was with Scott Steiner.

  • Mark

    OOOOOOOOOOOO My god who cares who gets fired in 3 strikes 10 strikes it doesnt matter. We just want the WWE, TNA etc to put the best shows on. if a Wrestlers not good enough get rid. Why should we care what they get up to there,not Olympic athletes minus Kurt Angle. There just sport etertainers. The way the shows are looking at the moment even if their main event stars where on there 1000s strike they'd have to keep em on to make sure we get to see some good etertainment……………… We couldnt have Curt Hawkins v Tyler X Raw main event or Smackdown could we……………………… still laughing at that main event

    • sean

      because these drugs are dangouress look at Benoit the wellnes policy is needed to stop the abuse of drugs in wwe its jua=st as much about protecting the workers as wwe

  • brada 619

    i hope taker will fight kane at wrestle mania