Obviously assessing things like profitability of individual wrestlers is an inexact science, but which contract with a wrestler or tag-team (not counting 'celebrities' like Rodman, Master P etc) was the biggest money-LOSER
Any other federation.
1. It's gotta be Lex Luger in 1992. They paid him a shitload of money in hopes of getting the WBF going and then spent hundreds of thousands in marketing on the Lex Express and never saw a dime back out of it. Well, obviously a FEW dimes, but you know I mean. I'd also nominate Brian Pillman, but he was never supposed to be a main event guy or anything, despite his big price tag.
2. I'm gonna go with Bret Hart in 97. Huge money to lure him away from the WWF, and then they barely pushed him near the top. Sting also had a monster guaranteed deal or seven over the years and never came close to justifying the money they were paying him.
3. The answer has to be someone from TNA, right? I can't think of who specifically, but they never really made money and paid lots of guys redonkulous deals, so we can probably safely say Kurt Angle.
1) On SDLive Heyman shows up out of nowhere and name drops Bryan as the best guy on SD. This leads to Bryan challenging Styles, and WINNING the WWE Title while turning heel just before Styles date with Brock at Survivor Series.
Could this be a not so subtle way of setting up a Heyman/Bryan alliance. Bryan is the mold of a Heyman guy, it gives Paul access and the top guy on each show and they could even say it was Paul getting Brock away from AJ who was his biggest threat (possibly leading to Styles winning the Rumble and challenging Brock at mania)…
2) What is the real deal with Brock and Paul? Are they friends? Is Paul really his business manager? They’ve essentially worked together for 16 years on and off and he’s the only guy who is consistently around Brock?
Now that Rousey vs. Becky is off for Survivor Series, could it actually be a good thing that they put this off for a few months? Considering it’s a fresh rivalry between the biggest name in the company and the hottest act in the company, wouldn’t it make sense to try and save this match for WrestleMania now?
Also, is Shane McMahon now replacing Becky at Survivor Series? Isn’t that how this works when a Smackdown person gets hurt?
What were the original plans for WM X-7 before WWF bought WCW in March 2001? Was there still going to be a Shane vs Vince match, just without the WCW Storyline in there? Would they not have had the gimmick Battle Royal? Was Austin always turning heel or
was that a last minute thing? Was there anything else that got pushed off because of the WCW Invasion storyline?
Pretty much the only match I feel is even worth a damn this Sunday? Your thoughts on the match? I fully expect Ronda to win, but man it honestly wouldn't surprise me if Becky somehow won potentially setting up a rematch at Mania, Becky's been the best thing
about WWE in the last couple of months.
With Survivor Series coming up, I was thinking: what do you think was the best year for the big four ppvs?
A year where all four shows were the best of the year or at least close to it. Personally I don't think 2001 can be topped. The Rumble and Mania were near perfect, we had a great Summerslam and what I think is an underrated Survivor Series.
What say you? Also what was the worst year? 2010?
This may seem like a strange question, but it’s no stranger than a lot of the emails you get.
Many years ago there was a story doing the rounds that in the mid-90s, Shawn Michaels inherited $2m. Not from a relative but from a wrestling fan.
The story goes that there was a huge Shawn Michaels fan who was a rich guy had terminal cancer but having fallen out with his family and disliking charity decided to leave his money to the person who gave him the most enjoyment in life.
Was any of this true or was it total bullshit?