WWE Talents Upset With Recent Royalty Checks, WWE Announces New Fines For Talents, More

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WWE recently announced a fining system which didn’t go over well with the talents. Officials are also back to enforcing the dress code with the idea that if talents are anywhere in public, they must dress professionally. A failure to do so will result in a fine.

Officials are also said to be now issuing fines to talents if they are even one minute late to the arenas.

It’s said that a lot of talents are unhappy over money right now, which is always an issue but there’s a feeling that nothing is going to be done or changed.

WWE mailed out quarterly royalty checks this past week and that didn’t help. People who usually received around $70,000 for the first quarter video game royalty check received around $11,700 for the first quarter of this year. This is the same royalties that Mick Foley ranted online about. When second quarter royalty checks were just mailed out, some believed that part of the difference may be made up for in these checks but that wasn’t the case. Most of the top level guys got $1,555 with the most recent checks.

(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

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  • Melissa

    So does this mean that if they are in a place for a show or media appearance or does this mean in general?

  • Mrs. Ambrose #TeamAmbrose

    I didn’t realize that WWE was strict when it comes to the dress code.

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3769949/ thatpj

    Thats why Punk quit

  • ksedude

    I disagree with the dress code thing. I would understand if they were operating in some capacity related to WWE, but if they’re walking down the street who cares? I know they have an image with the public to uphold but come on… Professional dress at all times? So if you’re caught at the store with shorts and sandals and a tshirt on, that’s a fine? That’s a little too much.

    • theripperdannyb

      I assume it means something more along the lines of don’t look like you fell out of a party. Or as people will do, pop to the shop in pajamas and slippers kind of situation. At least I hope so!

  • Bryan

    honestly, who gives a fuck about them being upset? because they don’t have the balls to go on strike. so why should we care, if they’re just going to roll over and take it anyway. this is why i respected punk’s decision.

    • Monkey D. Luffy

      Fucking right man!

  • Bryan

    there’s something weird about this company. like some babylonian shit.

    • Monkey D. Luffy

      not in the slightest.

  • Monkey D. Luffy

    If I didn’t know any better i’d say Vince put Heyman in charge of payroll

  • Monkey D. Luffy

    The dress code is kinda ridiculous, not only do they have to deal with low pay but their personal life is being controlled in terms of what they should be wearing in public, that sucks. If you’re not on the clock you should have the freedom to do whatever

  • Cena’s Cargo Shorts

    I’m not surprised the dress code has been expanded to any time they are in public. TMZ now follows these guys around, and the WWE is extremely image-conscious, more so now than ever. I think the dress code was right as far as not wanting guys showing up to signings in sweats with holes and stains, unless that was their gimmick. I think it’s overboard that it’s going to this extent. But that’s part of the price for the job.