Manik/TJ Perkins Reveals How Much He Makes In TNA Wrestling & When His Contract Expires

TJ Perkins, known as Manik on Impact Wrestling revealed on his Ask.FM page how much he made in TNA Wrestling. Ask.FM is a social media type network where people can send you questions to answer. The question of What's your salary in TNA was asked. Here is his response:

My contract was started midway thru the year last year but altogether with salary+appearances I was on pace for roughly $75,000-$84,000 for a year period. That's if my schedule is as busy as it was last summer/fall. Also that's only counting TNA. I'd make a lot more if I kept up with other bookings outside but I just don't. I'm also guaranteed a huge chunk of that regardless of if I wrestle or not. So it's pretty ok considering I do what I love.
I'm on the low end on the roster too. Most guys do way better than me.

We saw a report earlier today about Jesse Neal actually making more money at Walmart than he did in TNA.

Manik also revealed that his contract is coming up in September, but the company has an option to sign him for the following year.

  • That’s a respectable amount of money for someone not high on the totem pole.

    • Paul

      Respectable???? Qualified nurses make half of that!

      • Lefty Tosser

        And qualified nurses have a lot of education behind them and work 40-60 hours a week. This guy is working less than 40 hours a month including travel time.

        • Hence why it’s a good amount of money for someone who doesn’t do as much.

  • UnderDeanAmbrose’sSpell

    Manik makes more money than me.

  • jdl

    I get the feeling he’s full of it, but at the same time I get the same feeling about Jesse Neal. I’d wager reality is somewhere in the middle.

    • Madwheel86

      Do you follow his twitter? He literally spends hundreds a month on new shoes, is always vacationing in random cities, he bought a new car a couple months ago that he posted about(he also owns another car which is a mercedez SUV) and he owns a home in Southern California(not a cheap state to buy or even live in.) He definitely makes what he’s saying, he might even make more from side appearances and Indys but he isn’t counting it toward that number. there’s no way he could spend money like that on the regular and also to have that much time off there’s no way he has a secondary regular job. What he says he makes has to be legit. He’s not old enough to have bought two cars and a SoCal home and all that partying in just the last couple years.