They’re worth the money. Professional wrestling is, by definition, designed to make money. That’s one of the things that might be forgotten about over time but at the end of the day, these wrestlers are out there trying to make as much money as they can in their profession. Since they are not going to be able to work full time at this for as long as most people, they have to get their money where they can. That might have been the case with the most recent WWE pay per view.
Survivor Series is still considered one of the Big Four pay per views but the show has changed quite a bit from its origins. The show is now build around Monday Night Raw vs. SmackDown and that has caused things to be rather different compared to what they were before. More wrestlers are able to get on the show than before and now we know a bit more about what they are bringing in.
According to Fightful Select, wrestlers who took part in “highlighted matches” at Survivor Series were given $15,000 bonuses. Multiple wrestlers have said that they were promised the amount. It is not clear which matches were considered highlighted or if this was a policy that went across the board. Some wrestlers also may have received more or less than that amount in a bonus, should they have received one at all.
There could be a lot of bonuses being given out. Check out some of the highlighted matches:
Opinion: I’m not sure what would not be considered a highlighted match on a show like Survivor Series, where all you had were champion vs. champion matches and Survivor Series matches. Either way, that is not a bad amount of money to be bringing in as a bonus for one night, so hopefully it boosts the company’s morale a bit. Things might be starting to get closer to normal soon and if this helps things get there, so be it.
What did you think of the show? What was the highlighted match of the night? 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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!