The fight for justice. Wrestling seems to be changing every day but at the same time, things are staying the same for a lot of wrestlers. No matter what they do, the wrestlers are always going to get the short end of the pay scale and in a way, that makes sense. The wrestlers can be replaced, though it’s a bit harder to replace the owners. Now though, something might be changing in the wrestlers’ favor.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a current UFC lawsuit could change the way things run in WWE. The lawsuit claims that UFC fighters are underpaid compared to how much the organization makes and seeks to change the system. For example, UFC fighters made about $626 million from September 1, 2011 thru August 31, 2017. Floyd Mayweather Jr. made $634 million on his own. Should the fighters’ point be proven in court, the same precedent could apply to WWE. It is not clear how WWE would fight back against such an idea, or if WWE would fall under the same category.
WWF and UFC have mixed before. Check out one star going to the other company:
Opinion: I’m sure the wrestlers will be watching this, but I don’t know how well it would go with WWE. At the end of the day, they will be able to find a way around having to pay so much, or at least they will balance out the costs somewhere else. WWE has survived this long on their own and has stockholders to answer to. That is of course assuming that the UFC fighters win the case in the first place.
Do you think the case will hurt WWE? Will it go anywhere at all? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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