Payoffs from Wrestlemania and other shows

Payoffs from Wrestlemania and other shows



In the Summerslam 91 recap, it's explained that Warrior and Hogan each made $550,000 for their performances at Wrestlemania 7 and $75,000 at Summerslam. Was the buyrate and ticket prices between the two shows as dramatically different as the main eventers' pay?

​Considering Wrestlemania grossed a little over a million total with live gate and closed circuit, I find it highly dubious that Warrior was paid $550,000.  ​The Summerslam payoff is a matter of public record now, but no, the money and PPV for the two shows was not actually that different, and in fact Summerslam nearly outdrew Wrestlemania that year on PPV.