Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com discussed Lars Sullivan being fined $100,000 for the offensive posts that that were made online several years ago:
“Ultimately here’s the situation. There were sponsors that complained and WWE felt that it had to publicly take action and I think they had to take really really strong action to keep him because they didn’t want to fire him. So they had to do something that looked like, ‘we’re really sticking it to him” to keep him and they think a lot of his potential so they fined him $100,000… that’s a lot of money.”
“I know some people thought that stuff was not real, the fine’s real.”
“I mean they publicly announced the number and they’ve never done that before. I mean there have been guys to get fined. Steve Austin got fined $250,000 if you remember for walking out and Dave Bautista got fined $100,000 for blading when he was told he wasn’t supposed to. Those are the two biggest fines I’ve ever heard. There might be others, but those are the two I’ve heard.”
“So this would be tied for the second biggest fine in the history of the company as far as I know.”
Thanks to RingsideNews.com for the quotes.