Tuesday, March 28, 2023

WCW Payroll & Contract Info (1996-2000)

Introduction

As part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against World Championship Wrestling (CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:00-cv-00368-CC Onoo v . World Championship Wrestling, Inc ., Turner Sports., Turner released payroll records 1996-2000 and a copy of the Talent Contract Database as of May 2000.

There was a second version released from August 2000 in another filing.

(Full list of Plaintiffs were Marcial Davis, Lester Speight, Darron Easterling, Harrison Norris, William Worthen, Bobby Walker, Kazuo Onoo, Claude Patterson, Rick Reeves, and Bouthan Saengisphan.)

Here is a copy of the WCW lawsuit documents.

The 1996-2000 payroll documents were filed with the court on 10/10/2002 and explained as: "Attached here to as Exhibit A is a chart identifying each male wrestler who entered into a wrestling contract with WCW for the period 1996 through 2000, and providing compensation information regarding salary, merchandising revenue and licensing revenue for each wrestler by year, as determined from documents and information currently available to UWC."

These documents have since been transcribed through the efforts of many people.

This information was largely compiled and analyzed by David Bixenspan (@davidbix) and Chris Harrington (@mookieghana).

There was enormous help from many others including @drappstar, @jquinn0501, @1053Ridge, @cpawrestles, @WhooWrestling, @HelloMrKearns, @RTLeone, @Dancing_Mad, and Chester.
You can see the original spreadsheet we used to transcribe the data.

(*) The payroll numbers for 2000 do not seem to represent an entire year.

Questions? Comments? 
Contact Chris Harrington at chris.harrington@gmail.com / @mookieghana (twitter).

Overall Pay by Wrestler

  • In 1996, 90 wrestlers made $10,000 or more.
  • In 1997, 125 wrestlers made $10,000 or more.
  • In 1998, 124 wrestlers made $10,000 or more.
  • In 1999, 157 wrestlers made $10,000 or more. 
    • In June 1999, WCW provided a list of 147 wrestlers, announcers, referees and trainees to Trimfast as part of a SEC filing.
    • That list dropped to 133 people in the December 1999 SEC filing for Trimfast.
  • In mid-2000, 124 wrestlers made $10,000 or more.

Row Labels1996199719981999mid-2000Grand Total
Hulk Hogan$1,969,062$477,113$3,788,061$4,610,062$2,326,744$13,171,042
Bill Goldberg$20,143$116,820$511,148$5,191,132$3,060,217$8,899,460
Bret Hart$43,945$2,694,857$2,600,164$1,415,107$6,754,074
Randy Savage$743,492$1,927,932$1,570,692$1,636,128$223,888$6,102,133
Sting$87,740$960,147$1,064,940$1,963,892$1,969,089$6,045,809
Kevin Nash$336,261$756,087$1,518,979$1,485,478$1,864,062$5,960,868
Lex Luger$443,993$726,006$831,843$1,371,899$1,380,139$4,753,880
Scott Hall$379,295$669,486$1,423,194$848,127$858,344$4,178,446
Diamond Dallas Page$149,647$12,088$365,542$1,325,405$1,422,028$3,274,710
Roddy Piper$185,206$661,578$689,811$718,196$435,638$2,690,428
Scott Steiner$156,213$340,642$324,752$696,407$853,271$2,371,285
Booker T$154,294$236,413$265,529$640,303$743,747$2,040,285
Ric Flair$513,968$488,412$780,259$20,365$151,308$1,954,313
Konnan$92,757$255,791$412,981$510,055$452,905$1,724,489
Dennis Rodman$500,000$1,174,814$1,674,814
Rick Steiner$156,213$330,452$336,224$176,935$621,263$1,621,087
Stevie Ray$154,451$238,977$264,231$641,665$309,102$1,608,427
Sid Vicious$633,531$892,459$1,525,990
Buff Bagwell$136,980$190,697$256,659$390,086$407,167$1,381,589
Curt Hennig$203,698$471,876$485,595$182,633$1,343,802
Alex Wright$134,384$169,499$231,784$388,206$393,774$1,317,647
Eddie Guerrero$131,225$257,097$292,319$509,553$42,737$1,232,932
Giant$238,401$325,833$447,136$136,494$60,748$1,208,613
Rey Mysterio Jr$37,042$154,697$232,269$387,775$364,883$1,176,666
Scott Norton$195,328$233,747$306,083$384,474$17,904$1,137,536
Kevin Greene$116,000$430,000$520,000$1,066,000
Dean Malenko$128,545$256,889$262,080$291,592$56,780$995,888
Jim Duggan$186,406 $210,301$181,844$180,738$173,901$933,190
Bryan Clark$101,712$165,175$180,159$227,099$225,101$899,247
Meng$153,291$164,308$195,022$207,668$172,037$892,327
Ernest Miller$35,143$147,042$47,847$318,283$344,002$892,317
Chris Benoit$106,996$180,314$222,055$353,427$29,337$892,129
Chris Kanyon$43,382$104,735$209,039$274,235$246,315$877,706
Jeff Jarrett$62,788$188,394$74,452$539,972$865,606
Steve McMichael$202,488$270,409$261,837$123,757$4,485$862,976
Bill DeMott$103,210$143,564$143,303$199,437$245,978$835,493
Billy Kidman$19,883$38,741$130,464$297,974$326,969$814,031
Bam Bam Bigelow$24,153$342,574$429,632$796,359
Brian Knobbs$242,269$159,635$1$187,602$183,767$773,273
Disco Inferno$84,641$42,596$108,534$229,834$294,936$760,542
Mike Rotunda$119,382$149,569$157,432$162,305$151,175$739,864
Brian Adams$233,400$269,307$227,853$730,560
Sonny Onoo$99,311$163,313$221,644$205,658$15,668$705,593
Tank Abbott$80,137$624,259$704,396
Arn Anderson$200,600$233,694$236,379$26,930$2,517$700,120
Disciple$149,920$149,553$183,338$208,074$46$690,930
Chavo Guerrero Jr$48,073$84,767$142,934$203,258$208,214$687,246
Horace Hogan$56,568$124,658$131,672$221,887$139,599$674,383
Barbarian$71,548$149,549$163,409$196,179$84,981$665,666
Raven$120,542$270,439$245,377$26,425$662,782
Chris Jericho$50,590$164,496$240,358$175,116$30,205$660,764
Ray Traylor$202,938$204,429$234,046$641,413
Rick Rude$296,472$44,360$297,305$638,137
Glacier$66,695$150,466$171,755$188,120$25,479$602,516
Jerry Sags$241,986$359,268$1$601,255
Fit Finlay$17,050$20,600$135,135$257,368$166,438$596,591
Steven Regal$149,530$226,903$94,819$95,224$26,418$592,894
Rocco Rock$81,479$260,044$175,520$67,220$584,263
Perry Saturn$53,781$167,131$302,983$33,988$557,882
Scotty Riggs$51,136$116,483$166,878$207,842$7,856$550,195
Shane Douglas$172,058$328,527$500,584
Jeff Farmer$34,370$83,699$134,251$144,043$103,729$500,092
Johnny Grunge$81,135$160,165$172,436$62,871$476,607
Van Hammer$9,007$136,284$225,770$97,349$468,410
Barry Windham$950$64,394$358,054$41,832$465,230
Vampiro$41,554$131,210$282,223$454,988
Juventud Guerrera$4,331$61,464$127,393$161,169$99,893$454,250
Brad Armstrong$54,349$85,107$103,815$128,015$79,975$451,261
Psychosis$7,279$43,283$122,923$187,250$73,270$434,004
Vincent$27,010$109,454$112,555$154,985$11,900$415,904
Prince Iaukea$8,240$46,709$53,521$213,452$88,077$409,999
Ice-Train$73,319$93,409$81,064$158,104$405,895
Bobby Eaton$88,709$76,970$81,250$98,114$58,913$403,956
Ultimo Dragon$120,488$142,125$132,587$32$395,232
Bobby Walker$70,012$94,671$33,843$99,980$95,870$394,377
Syxx$66,400$261,453$60,052$3,476$1$391,382
Lance Storm$383,666$383,666
Mike Enos$77,724$80,567$105,926$112,075$376,292
John Tenta$239,449$130,137$369,586
Hak$87,384$253,603$11,331$352,317
Barry Darsow$40,274$154,246$153,194$347,714
Davey Boy Smith$263,391$75,682$339,073
Kenny Kaos$16,842$77,080$70,091$131,106$21,612$316,732
Sick Boy$54,602$111,427$143,638$46$309,714
Dave Taylor$43,911$85,662$36,635$116,134$11,301$293,644
Master P$293,000$293,000
Dusty Rhodes$165,552$108,380$16,496$290,428
Jerry Flynn$2,100$20,707$50,271$117,376$91,624$282,078
Robbie Rage$17,315$77,080$7,209$148,780$31,596$281,981
Mike Awesome$279,578$279,578
Norman Smiley$100,650$175,188$275,837
Terry Taylor$146,299$124,056$270,355
Big Vito$21,863$243,641$265,504
Barry Horowitz$15,956$33,536$211,174$3,480$264,146
Jim Neidhart$221,310$34,548$46$255,904
La Parka$3,967$45,827$67,470$111,880$22,557$251,700
Silver King$29,438$67,344$86,880$67,870$251,532
Kaz Hayashi$41,033$102,939$102,762$246,734
Kevin Kelly$144,361$100,393$244,754
Maestro$26,232$87,439$87,105$39,083$239,859
Sgt Buddy Lee Parker$56,052$65,719$67,093$39,267$228,131
Reese$36,151$87,636$87,379$16,330$227,496
Bobby Duncum Jr$46,909$158,291$20,807$226,007
Lenny Lane$15,232$37,485$45,200$123,882$221,800
Ron Harris$15,991$200,483$216,473
Don Harris$15,991$200,410$216,400
Chris Adams$20,260$76,848$107,821$4,558$209,487
Reggie White$209,000$209,000
Rick Fuller$22,307$39,519$75,244$60,285$197,355
El Dandy$17,032$50,332$66,696$56,555$190,615
Chip Minton$31,290$40,229$54,337$59,321$185,177
Evan Karagias$230$33,327$71,365$78,188$183,110
Lizmark Jr$34,505$44,392$85,988$9,112$173,997
Sgt Craig Pittman$99,683$70,459$2$170,143
Chad Fortune$34,000$55,913$79,040$168,954
Steve Armstrong$12,740$22,629$33,632$43,523$55,719$168,243
Lodi$76,324$27,132$63,695$167,151
John Nord$40,274$122,200$162,474
Dale Torborg$18,543$43,180$59,942$38,315$159,980
Hector Garza$24,869$66,996$62,948$4,833$159,645
Rick Martel$48,329$110,087$158,416
Bobby Blaze$17,452$66,877$63,520$7,835$155,684
Wall$27,795$125,031$152,826
Joe Gomez$80,617$67,301$1,500$149,418
Lash LeRoux$4,344$51,808$89,152$145,304
John M$54,606$89,795$144,401
Carl Ouellet$45,977$91,953$1,500$139,430
Jacques Rougeau$46,007$92,537$138,545
Marty Jannetty$10,676$117,252$9,945$137,873
Chuck Palumbo$26,151$111,624$137,775
Erik Watts$48,511$84,047$132,558
Col Robert Parker$71,514$58,356$900$130,770
Damien$4,147$46,017$63,702$15,092$128,958
Crowbar$900$1,750$123,355$126,005
James Vandenberg$38,310$46,214$40,546$125,071
Scott Putski$54,241$68,472$122,713
Emory Hale$2,500$52,379$67,504$122,383
Gambler$32,390$31,200$32,409$22,698$118,696
Mean Mike$9,700$18,630$38,141$48,473$114,944
Villano IV$2,372$45,839$64,454$112,665
Mike Winner$37,466$22,578$23,416$28,890$112,350
Shawn Stasiak$111,545$111,545
Kirt Hankton$108,493$108,493
Mark Jindrak$120$28,251$77,206$105,577
Elix Skipper$1,548$29,188$74,606$105,342
Daniel Faquir$32,260$70,821$103,081
Greg Valentine$5,980$73,445$20,342$99,768
Kendall Windham$20,137$77,135$97,272
Johnny Swinger$1,425$22,093$37,480$35,410$96,408
Mike Sanders$3,398$20,919$70,641$94,958
Pat Tanaka$45,137$41,978$500$87,615
Wayne Bloom$13,341$73,207$86,548
Shane Helms$28,110$57,728$85,838
Sam Greco$84,852$84,852
Alan Funk$16,933$65,207$82,140
Ciclope$58,149$23,564$81,714
Jim Powers$16,337$20,000$21,310$23,980$81,627
Jamie Knoble$19,356$62,042$81,398
Chad Brock$51,858$28,351$80,208
Sean O'Haire$3,248$74,985$78,233
Scott Chasser$16,529$32,140$27,442$76,111
Reno$16,353$59,651$76,003
Mikey Whipwreck$74,998$74,998
Johnny B Badd$69,186$3,134$1,500$73,820
Kevin T$13,862$58,532$72,394
Road Warrior Hawk$72,112$72,112
Brian Pillman$71,830$71,830
Scott Armstrong$12,440$23,379$32,720$68,539
BlitzKrieg$400$63,749$3,832$67,980
Bob Sapp$1,710$65,544$67,253
Villano V$14,613$50,978$65,591
4x4$50,411$13,995$64,406
Horshu$54,752$2,877$57,629
Kid Romeo$22,620$34,852$57,472
Shaggy 2 Dope$57,233$57,233
Jacobus Strauss$54,327$54,327
Spyder$7,276$46,109$53,385
Maxx Muscle$31,075$21,514$52,589
Bret Hamner$51,573$51,573
Johnny Green$16,028$32,120$48,149
Great Muta$47,843$47,843
Christopher Daniels$44,473$44,473
Sonny Siaki$19,404$24,392$43,796
Hardbody Harrison$1,515$12,475$5,825$22,895$42,710
Johnny the Bull$41,556$41,556
Dick Slater$39,256$39,256
Al Green$2,600$19,931$14,483$37,014
James Yun$8,719$27,511$36,230
Luther Biggs$23,795$10,110$33,904
Kevin Northcutt$3,400$29,733$33,133
Ralphus$1,750$4,490$26,240$32,480
Steve Sharpe$32,433$32,433
CJ Spencer$19,356$12,789$32,145
Troy Endres$32,058$32,058
Bunkhouse Buck$20,321$11,000$31,321
Mark Starr$31,300$31,300
Swoll$30,890$30,890
Chase Tatum$5,600$24,590$30,190
Joey Maggs$3,050$19,229$7,200$29,479
Stevie Richards$29,362$29,362
Steve Austin$29,000$29,000
Tough Tom$9,400$18,630$28,030
Bill Sullivan$27,567$27,567
Louie Spicolli$17,452$9,948$27,400
Jeremy Lopez$19,356$5,809$25,165
J Biggs$23,500$23,500
Joey Matthews$21,069$2,096$23,165
Jet Jaguar$17,384$3,329$20,713
Christian York$17,247$2,096$19,343
Marcial Davis$254$17,468$17,722
Scotty O$16,766$16,766
Big Van Vader$10,749$4,702$15,451
Paul Orndorff$5,753$6,411$12,165
Renegade$10,488$10,488
Ricky Morton$10,480$10,480
One Man Gang$10,000$10,000
Ryan Forrester$8,719$8,719
Shark Boy$8,144$458$8,602
Brett Yokley$8,377$8,377
David Heath$7,200$7,200
Appollo$6,011$6,011
Luther Wilson$5,700$5,700
Bruno Sammartino$5,000$5,000
Lanny Poffo$4,521$4,521
Thomas P$2,339$2,339
Mike Modest$2,000$2,000
Gregory Hunke$1,850$1,850
AJ Styles$1,300$1,300
Ricky Steamboat$960$960
Marc Blondin$550$550
Aaron B$500$500
Masahiro Chono

Wrestler Data - Men

Hulk Hogan

Terry G. Bolea (Wrestler) -- Hulk Hogan 
Start: 05/29/1998, End: 05/28/2002 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days 
"see contract"


Payroll Information (since everyone asks whether 1997 is a typo)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Hulk Hogan$11,489,700$1,505,271$176,072$13,171,042
1996$1,930,436$17,876$20,750$1,969,062
1997$330,044$94,656$52,413$477,113
1998$3,635,969$111,946$40,147$3,788,061
1999$3,756,228$832,988$20,846$4,610,062
2000*$1,837,024$447,805$41,916$2,326,744

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". Note was "Premium fee. No. Cameo possibility?"

Hulk Hogan sued World Championship Wrestling due to the WCW Bash at the Beach PPV in July 2000. Case was decided in January 2005.

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Hulk Hogan2319403524141
PPV7786533
TV15822181982
OTHER141011 26

Bill Goldberg

Bill Goldberg (Wrestler) -- Goldberg
Start: 07/01/1999, End: 06/30/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $2,500,000 / Year Two: $2,500,000 / Year Three: $2,500,000 / Year Four: $3,500,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 175 max days/ See contract for PPV bonus.
Signing Bonus: $0


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Bill Goldberg$7,625,306$1,232,280$41,874$8,899,460
1996$20,143$20,143
1997$116,820$116,820
1998$462,087$32,783$16,278$511,148
1999$4,650,009$531,121$10,003$5,191,132
2000*$2,376,247$668,376$15,593$3,060,217
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". Goldberg was considered to have a "premium" fee.

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Goldberg 161439054303
PPV 1810726
TV 10734038161
OTHER 562409116

Bret Hart

Contract was terminated in October 2000 -- see 10/31/00 memo

Bret Hart (Wrestler) -- Bret Hart
Start: 12/01/1997, End: 11/30/2002 [No Rollover]
Year Three: $2,500,000 / Year Four: $2,500,000 / Year Five: $2,500,000  
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days 
All Events: $6,500 (over 125 days)
Bonus: $100,000 (reimbursement for disability up to $100k)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Bret Hart$6,576,933$173,955$3,186$6,754,074
1997$43,945$43,945
1998$2,660,554$33,477$827$2,694,857
1999$2,560,888$39,207$69$2,600,164
2000*$1,311,546$101,272$2,290$1,415,107
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". Bret was listed as "$100k or less as alternative to Goldberg or part of 'Rescue Posse'. To  be scripted"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Bret Hart  65536124
PPV  84 12
TV  2626254
OTHER  3123458

Randy Savage


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Randy Savage$5,746,215$330,562$25,356$6,102,133
1996$723,613$19,879$743,492
1997$1,920,170$6,682$1,079$1,927,932
1998$1,542,680$23,938$4,075$1,570,692
1999$1,416,464$219,407$257$1,636,128
2000*$143,288$80,535$66$223,888
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "No. Opening scene only, 7-11 with Slim Jim?"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Randy Savage864634243193
PPV7973 26
TV40172213294
OTHER392058173

Sting

Steven Borden (Wrestler) -- Sting 
Start: 01/02/1999, End: 01/01/2002 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $1,500,000 / Year Three: $1,500,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 175 max days 
PPV Bonus: See Contract
Signing Bonus: $100,000


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Sting$4,901,499$1,033,467$110,844$6,045,809
1996$72,205$11,905$3,630$87,740
1997$913,304$17,007$29,837$960,147
1998$936,190$85,331$43,420$1,064,940
1999$1,531,820$414,497$17,575$1,963,892
2000*$1,447,980$504,727$16,382$1,969,089
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "Premium fee. Lives in LA. TNT movie thru 10/15. Possible shooting date earlier?"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Sting973879474355
PPV81810936
TV561352750169
OTHER331445715150

Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash (Wrestler) -- Kevin Nash
Start: 01/01/1997, End: 12/31/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Four: $1,450,000 / Year Five: $1,625,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days
Booking Service: $200,000 (1/1/99-12/31/01)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Kevin Nash$5,416,341$531,290$13,237$5,960,868
1996$336,261$336,261
1997$752,576$3,511$756,087
1998$1,475,128$39,356$4,495$1,518,979
1999$1,257,244$226,550$1,684$1,485,478
2000*$1,595,131$265,384$3,547$1,864,062
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" - "no longer required"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Kevin Nash38511004178308
PPV78108942
TV913402751140
OTHER223050618126

Lex Luger

Lawrence Pfohl (Wrestler) -- The Total Package
Start: 04/14/1999, End: 04/13/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $1,200,000 / Year Two: $1,400,000 / Year Three: $1,500,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 175 max days
Signing Bonus: $250,000


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Lex Luger$4,584,426$165,690$3,764$4,753,880
1996$443,993$443,993
1997$701,373$21,501$3,132$726,006
1998$791,298$39,969$575$831,843
1999$1,321,705$50,182$12$1,371,899
2000*$1,326,057$54,037$45$1,380,139
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Lex Luger130971483190496
PPV119841042
TV7646611746246
OTHER4342791034208

Scott Hall

Contract was terminated in October 2000 -- see 10/31/00 memo

Scott Hall (Wrestler) -- Scott Hall
Start: 01/01/1997, End: 12/31/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Four: $1,450,000 / Year Five: $1,625,000 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Scott Hall$4,005,072$164,068$9,306$4,178,446
1996$379,295$379,295
1997$664,948$1,028$3,511$669,486
1998$1,373,737$44,966$4,491$1,423,194
1999$771,758$76,350$19$848,127
2000*$815,334$41,724$1,285$858,344
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". Note was that Scott was a "Barry Bloom client"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Scott Hall3869101268242
PPV71084130
TV93048184109
OTHER22294543103

Diamond Dallas Page

Page Falkinburg (Wrestler) -- Diamond Dallas Page
Start: 02/02/1999, End: 02/01/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $1,150,000 / Year Two: $1,250,000 / Year Three: $1,350,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 150 max days
Signing Bonus: $150,000


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Diamond Dallas Page2,703,596$541,494$29,620$3,274,710
1996$149,647$149,647
1997$12,088$12,088
1998$300,514$49,054$15,974$365,542
1999$1,076,557$247,709$1,139$1,325,405
2000*$1,176,878$244,731$419$1,422,028
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "Premium Fee. $100k or less as Nash"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
DDP811031269660466
PPV11101091050
TV4649564436231
OTHER2444604314185

Roddy Piper

Roderick Toombs (Wrestler) -- Rowdy Roddy Piper
Start: 03/03/1999, End: 03/02/2002 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $750,000 / Year Three: $800,000 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 51 max days
Max: 6 pay per views, 45 other appearances. Must have 60 days notice.


March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Roddy Piper$2,654,323$36,105$2,690,428
1996$185,206$185,206
1997$661,578$661,578
1998$688,074$1,737$689,811
1999$686,571$31,625$718,196
2000*$432,894$2,743$435,638

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Roddy Piper18712230
PPV1644 15
TV 238215

Scott Steiner

Scott Rechsteiner (Wrestler) -- Scott Steiner
Start: 12/01/1998, End: 11/30/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $750,000 / Year Three: $750,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days
Performance Bonus: $90,000 for 1998


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Scott Steiner$2,193,342$175,827$2,117$2,371,285
1996$156,213$156,213
1997$329,964$10,676$2$340,642
1998$311,250$13,474$28$324,752
1999$663,846$31,983$578$696,407
2000*$732,069$119,693$1,509$853,271
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Scott Steiner47936928107344
PPV310841439
TV2946451575210
OTHER15371691895

Booker T

Booker T. Huffman (Wrestler) -- Booker T
Start: 02/01/1999, End: 01/31/2002 [Like Duration]
Year Two: $700,000 / Year Three: $750,000
12 cycle / 90 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Booker T$1,970,346$69,761$177$2,040,285
1996$151,626$2,668$154,294
1997$236,361$33$19$236,413
1998$260,682$4,815$33$265,529
1999$609,551$30,654$98$640,303
2000*$712,127$31,592$27$743,747

Booker T Wrestling Matches

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Booker T8491101116107499
PPV88991246
TV4959596870305
OTHER2724333925148

Ric Flair

Contract increase negotiated in April 2000 - see 5/9/00 memo (Richard Fliehr)

Richard Fliehr (Wrestler) -- Ric Flair
Start: 02/16/2000, End: 02/15/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $500,000 / Year Two: $500,000 / Year Three: $500,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days/ See contract for maximum days.
House Nightly: $4,000
All TV Events: $5,000
PPV Bonus: $12,500
Performance Bonus: see contract
PR Appearance: see contract



NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Ric Flair$1,881,586$72,018$709$1,954,313
1996$513,968$513,968
1997$488,412$488,412
1998$742,035$37,611$613$780,259
1999$20,350$15$20,365
2000*$137,170$14,056$81$151,308
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". The note was "on extended leave".

Ric flair sued WCW in July 1998. Case ended in January 1999. [docket]

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Ric Flair10244278448305
PPV8727731
TV551752826131
OTHER3920204915143

Konnan

 Charles Ashenoff (Wrestler) -- Konnan 
   Start: 01/15/1999, End: 01/14/2002 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year Two: $570,000 / Year Three: $620,000
12 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 



NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Konnan$1,620,140$99,004$5,346$1,724,489
1996$92,757$92,757
1997$255,791$255,791
1998$391,970$20,971$40$412,981
1999$464,676$40,380$4,999$510,055
2000*$414,946$37,653$306$452,905

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Konnan63881369551433
PPV7597432
TV3961794738264
OTHER172248419137

Dennis Rodman

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"
1st year salary: $1,000,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Dennis Rodman$1,674,814$1,674,814
1998$500,000$500,000
1999$1,174,814$1,174,814

Dennis Rodman sued WCW in November 1998 in a contract dispute. Case ended in June 1999. [docket]

Rick Steiner

Robert Rechsteiner (Wrestler) -- Rick Steiner (Varsity Club)
Start: 12/01/1998, End: 11/30/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $750,000 / Year Three: $750,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Rick Steiner$1,541,579$79,479$29$1,621,087
1996$156,213$156,213
1997$319,774$10,676$2$330,452
1998$323,580$12,617$28$336,224
1999$144,202$32,733$176,935
2000*$597,810$23,454-$1$621,263
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "not available".

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Rick Steiner6596679154373
PPV51067331
TV4047334837205
OTHER2039283614137

Stevie Ray

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Negotiated decreased contract in November 1999 - $240,000 plus $2,000 for each day over 80 -- see 12/3/99 memo

 Lash Huffman (Wrestler) -- Harlem Heat - Stevie Ray
Start: 02/01/2000, End: 01/31/2003 [Like Duration]
Year One: $240,000 / Year Two: $240,000 / Year Three: $240,000
6 cycle / 90 days notice / 60 max days
All Events: $2,000 (over 60 days)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Stevie Ray$1,566,245$41,980$202$1,608,427
1996$151,783$2,668$154,451
1997$238,880$33$63$238,977
1998$261,224$2,975$33$264,231
1999$609,551$32,016$98$641,665
2000*$304,807$4,288$8$309,102

Stevie Ray (Lash Huffman) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in June 2002; case ended in July 2003

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Stevie Ray7981916242355
PPV7856329
TV4549483723202
OTHER2724381916124

Sid Vicious

Sidney R. Eudy (Wrestler) -- Sid Vicious
Start: 06/09/1999, End: 06/08/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $800,000 / Year Two: $850,000 / Year Three: $900,000
12 cycle / 90 days notice / 180 max days
PPV Bonus: $50,000 (Year 1), $55,000 (Year 2), $60,000 (Year 3)

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Sid Vicious$1,516,884$8,460$646$1,525,990
1999$633,531$633,531
2000*$883,353$8,460$646$892,459
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "Possible alternative to Nash, if DDP plays Goldberg."

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Sid Vicious   6747114
PPV   6511
TV   412869
OTHER   201434

Buff Bagwell

Marcus Bagwell (Wrestler) -- Marcus Bagwell 
Start: 03/26/1998, End: 03/25/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Three: $400,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Buff Bagwell$1,285,274$91,922$4,393$1,381,589
1996$136,980$136,980
1997$190,697$190,697
1998$236,140$20,479$40$256,659
1999$359,812$28,995$1,279$390,086
2000*$361,645$42,448$3,074$407,167

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Buff Bagwell5862308180311
PPV27351128
TV4036165255199
OTHER161911241484

See the Pro-Wrestlers Contracts page for more about Buff's 1998 WCW and 2001 WWF contracts.

Curt Hennig

Curt Hennig (Wrestler) -- Curt Hennig
Start: 06/30/1997, End: 06/29/2000 [No Rollover]
Year Three: $425,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 175 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Curt Hennig$1,298,129$45,664$9$1,343,802
1997$203,698$203,698
1998$457,969$13,867$40$471,876
1999$457,654$27,941$485,595
2000*$178,809$3,856-$31$182,633
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Curt Hennig 57729319241
PPV 759122
TV 34405112137
OTHER 162733682

Alex Wright

Alex Wright (Wrestler) -- Berlyn
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2001 [No Rollover]
Year One: $375,000 / Year Two: $395,000 /
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 200 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Alex Wright$1,297,102$20,467$78$1,317,647
1996$134,384$134,384
1997$169,450$49$169,499
1998$226,446$5,308$30$231,784
1999$375,611$12,595$388,206
2000*$391,211$2,564-$1$393,774

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Alex Wright6987643036286
PPV2543216
TV3758381421168
OTHER3024221313102

Eddie Guerrero

(Eddie Guerrero left WCW in January 2000.)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Eddie Guerrero$1,146,808$86,040$84$1,232,932
1996$131,225$131,225
1997$246,419$10,676$1$257,097
1998$257,199$35,095$26$292,319
1999$473,615$35,938$509,553
2000*$38,350$4,331$57$42,737

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Eddie Guerrero86889049 313
PPV6864 24
TV41535531 180
OTHER39272914 109

The Giant

(Although Paul Wight went to WWF in Feb. 1999, he still was on the books for a Licensing payment in 2000.)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
The Giant$1,005,711$201,210$1,691$1,208,613
1996$238,401$238,401
1997$313,644$11,081$1,108$325,833
1998$399,930$46,623$583$447,136
1999$53,736$82,758$136,494
2000*$60,749-$1$60,748

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Giant98791104 291
PPV11810  29
TV4532471 125
OTHER4239533 137

Rey Mysterio Jr.

Oscar Gutierrez (Wrestler) -- Rey Mysterio Jr.
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2001 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year Two: $400,000 / Year Three: $425,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Rey Mysterio Jr.$1,109,000$65,541$2,125$1,176,666
1996$37,042$37,042
1997$154,454$243$154,697
1998$205,846$26,157$266$232,269
1999$355,538$31,734$504$387,775
2000*$356,120$7,650$1,113$364,883
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" - "To be scripted"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Rey Mysterio43744214487390
PPV8859737
TV2739297964238
OTHER82785616115

Scott Norton

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Scott Norton$1,101,060$36,439$37$1,137,536
1996$195,328$195,328
1997$233,747$233,747
1998$301,143$4,900$40$306,083
1999$355,499$28,975$384,474
2000*$15,342$2,564-$3$17,904

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Scott Norton40446838 190
PPV644  14
TV27293723 116
OTHER7112715 60

Kevin Greene


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Kevin Greene$1,066,000$1,066,000
1996$116,000$116,000
1997$430,000$430,000
1998$520,000$520,000

Dean Malenko

(Dean Malenko left WCW in January 2000.)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Dean Malenko$929,121$66,640$127$995,888
1996$128,545$128,545
1997$246,211$10,676$2$256,889
1998$248,496$13,555$29$262,080
1999$256,163$35,371$58$291,592
2000*$49,706$7,038$37$56,780

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Dean Malenko77116931158409
PPV88610133
TV486643593219
OTHER214244464157

Wrath / Bryan Clark

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

 Emmett Bryan Clark (Wrestler) -- Kronic - Bryan Clark 
   Start: 01/01/2000, End: 12/31/2001 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year One: $175,000 / Year Two: $175,000 
6 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
All Events: $2,000 (over 100 per year)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Wrath$875,315$23,859$73$899,247
1996$101,712$101,712
1997$165,175$165,175
1998$173,234$6,897$27$180,159
1999$214,588$12,481$30$227,099
2000*$220,605$4,481$15$225,101

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Bryan Clark 34621681193
PPV 431917
TV 21361056123
OTHER 92351653

See Pro-Wrestling Contracts page for more information about Bryan Clark's "Legends" contract with WWE.

Meng

Negotiated increase on contract in November 1999 ($175,000 plus $1,500 per day over 100 and $300 per day wrestling in Japan) -- see 12/3/99 memo

Tonga Fifita (Wrestler) -- Meng
Start: 08/01/1999, End: 07/30/2000 [New Deal Pending]
Year Two: $180,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Tonga Fifita (Wrestler) -- Meng
Start: 08/01/1999, End: 07/31/2001 [1 year Terms]
Year Two: $180,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days

(Deal is slightly different in August version compared to May)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Meng$846,092$46,235$$892,327
1996$153,291$153,291
1997$164,308$164,308
1998$178,692$16,330$195,022
1999$177,810$29,858$207,668
2000*$171,991$46$172,037
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" - "not currently in script"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Meng7371415728270
PPV6622218
TV5644234417184
OTHER11211611968

Ernest Miller

Ernest Miller (Wrestler) -- The Cat
Start: 02/01/1999, End: 01/31/2002 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $400,000 / Year Three: $450,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Ernest Miller$879,667$12,626$24$892,317
1996$35,143$35,143
1997$147,042$147,042
1998$47,820$27$47,847
1999$308,222$10,061$318,283
2000*$341,441$2,564-$3$344,002

Ernest Miller (Ernest Miller) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in April 2002; case ended in July 2003

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Ernest Miller 28808072260
PPV 344819
TV 18354449146
OTHER 741321595

Chris Benoit

(Chris Benoit left WCW in January 2000.)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Chris Benoit$781,525$110,448$156$892,129
1996$106,996$106,996
1997$169,412$10,878$24$180,314
1998$187,348$34,662$45$222,055
1999$317,769$35,608$50$353,427
2000*$29,300$37$29,337

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Chris Benoit116100981563473
PPV810714140
TV716256811271
OTHER372835611162

Chris Kanyon / Mortis

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Chris Klucsartis (Wrestler) -- Kanyon
Start: 04/24/1998, End: 04/23/2001 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $240,000 
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Chris Kanyon$844,020$33,567$119$877,706
1996$43,382$43,382
1997$104,735$104,735
1998$209,012$27$209,039
1999$246,294$27,941$274,235
2000*$240,597$5,626$91$246,315
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Kanyon2044694143217
PPV 533516
TV1526432324131
OTHER51323151470
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Jeff Jarrett

Contract added in October 1999 ($400,000) - see 11/1/99 Memo
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

 Jeff Jarrett (Wrestler) -- Jeff Jarrett
Start: 10/18/1999, End: 10/17/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $275,000 / Year Two: $300,000 / Year Three: $325,000
12 cycle / 30 days notice / 115 max days
All Events: $2,500 (over 115 days. Increases after 185 days.)
All Events: $3,000 (over 185 days. Must be approved by Jarrett.)
PPV Bonus: $7,500
Signing Bonus: $30,000



March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

(Jeff Jarrett returned to WWF in October 1997. He returned to WCW in October 1999.)
NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Jeff Jarrett$850,579$10,676$4,351$865,606
1996$62,788$62,788
1997$177,718$10,676$188,394
1999$74,452$74,452
2000*$535,621$4,351$539,972

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Jeff Jarrett24105 22138289
PPV48 31530
TV1862 1390183
OTHER235 63376

Steve McMichael

Contract terminated in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Steve McMichael$840,651$22,299$26$862,976
1996$202,488$202,488
1997$270,409$270,409
1998$258,258$3,551$27$261,837
1999$109,496$14,261$123,757
2000*$4,486-$1$4,485

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Steve McMichael13765415 158
PPV4123  19
TV949296 93
OTHER 15229 46

Hugh Morrus / General E. Rection / Captain Rection

Demott, William C./Bill - Captain Rection
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2001 [One Year Terms Mutual]
Year Two: $250,000 / Year Three: $250,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days




NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Hugh Morrus$834,637$855$$835,493
1996$103,210$103,210
1997$143,564$143,564
1998$143,303$143,303
1999$198,628$809$199,437
2000*$245,931$46$245,978

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Hugh Morrus4761367989312
PPV25 3919
TV3347254656207
OTHER12911302486

Billy Kidman

1st year salary: $300,000 (increase from $125,000, see 6/9/99 memo)

Peter Gruner (Wrestler) -- Billy Kidman
Start: 02/22/1999, End: 06/21/2002 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $300,000 / Year Three: $325,000 / Year Four: $325,000
12 cycle / 90 days notice / 365 max days/ Year 4 salary pro-rated to shortened term.
 

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Billy Kidman$747,085$66,779$167$814,031
1996$19,883$19,883
1997$38,741$38,741
1998$114,114$16,350$130,464
1999$269,811$28,063$101$297,974
2000*$304,536$22,366$67$326,969
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Billy Kidman273487144120412
PPV  791531
TV2429507480257
OTHER35306125124

Bam Bam Bigelow

Scott C. Bigelow (Wrestler) -- Bam Bam Bigelow 
Start: 07/06/1999, End: 07/05/2002 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year One: $400,000 / Year Two: $425,000 / Year Three: $450,000
0 cycle / 90 days notice / 200 max days 



NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Bam Bam Bigelow$775,259$21,077$24$796,359
1998$24,153$24,153
1999$342,459$98$17$342,574
2000*$408,646$20,979$7$429,632
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Bam Bam Bigelow  610358167
PPV   7512
TV  3443582
OTHER  3521873

Brian Knobs

Contract added in March 1999 - see 3/31/99 Memo

Brian Yandrisovitz (Wrestler) -- Brian Knobs
Start: 03/16/1999, End: 03/14/2001 [No Rollover]
/ Year Two: $245,000 /
5 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Brian Knobs$761,309$11,904$60$773,273
1996$230,317$11,904$47$242,269
1997$159,623$12$159,635
1998$1$1
1999$187,602$187,602
2000*$183,767$183,767

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Brian Knobs703 6035168
PPV4  6313
TV312 311579
OTHER351 231776

Disco Inferno

Contract increased in March 1999 - see 3/31/99 Memo

Glenn Gilberti (Wrestler) -- Disco Inferno
Start: 03/08/1999, End: 03/07/2002 [Like Duration]
Year Two: $300,000 / Year Three: $350,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Disco Inferno$701,038$59,505-$1$760,542
1996$84,641$84,641
1997$42,596$42,596
1998$87,564$20,971$108,534
1999$199,351$30,483$229,834
2000*$286,886$8,051-$1$294,936
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Disco Inferno613811010461374
PPV3377323
TV2734715849239
OTHER31132399112

Mike Rotunda

 Michael Lawrence Rotunda (Wrestler) -- Michael Wallstreet
Start: 10/12/1998, End: 10/11/2001 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $165,000 / Year Three: $175,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Michael Rotunda$739,864$739,864
1996$119,382$119,382
1997$149,569$149,569
1998$157,432$157,432
1999$162,305$162,305
2000*$151,175$151,175

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Mike Rotunda4215141072
PPV31 1 5
TV289 3343
OTHER1151 724

Brian Adams

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

 Brian Adams (Wrestler) -- Kronic - Brian Adams
Start: 01/19/2000, End: 01/18/2002 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year One: $175,000 / Year Two: $175,000
6 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days
All events: $2,000 / Over 100 days per contract year.



NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Brian Adams$681,391$49,154$15$730,560
1998$213,613$19,787$233,400
1999$240,940$28,367$269,307
2000*$226,838$1,000$15$227,853

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Brian Adams  684686200
PPV  3 912
TV  392260121
OTHER  26241767

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

James E. Duggan (Wrestler) -- Hacksaw Jim Duggan 
Start: 09/01/1999, End: 08/31/2001 [No Rollover]
Year One: $175,000 / Year Two: $175,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Hacksaw Jim Duggan$933,161
$28$933,190
1996$186,377 $28  $186,406
1997$210,301   $201,301
1998$181,844
 $181,844
1999$180,738

$180,738
2000*$173,901$173,901



Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Jim Duggan5520473740199
PPV41 218
TV3416281923120
OTHER17319161671

Sonny Onoo

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Sonny Onoo$684,180$21,414-$1$705,593
1996$99,311$99,311
1997$163,313$163,313
1998$219,536$2,108$221,644
1999$188,869$16,788$205,658
2000*$13,151$2,518-$1$15,668
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

"Plaintiff Kazuo Onoo began providing services to WCW as an international consultant in the mid-1990s. Mr. Onoo possessed Japanese language skills and other business development skills and contacts that WCW believed would assist it in business endeavors it was conducting in Japan. Further, when Japanese wrestlers came to the United States to wrestle on WCW's programs, Mr. Onoo provided services as a translator and assisted with other administrative tasks and arrangements for the wrestlers to function in the United States and perform for WCW. During the course of his work as an international consultant, Mr. Onoo and WCW agreed that Mr. Onoo should begin to appear at wrestling events and on televised wrestling programs with some of these Japanese wrestlers as the wrestlers' "manager." Mr. Onoo began appearing as "Sonny Onoo," a character he created. Mr. Onoo was thereafter paired as the manager of some other wrestlers, some of Asian descent, and some not of Asian descent. Through 1998 and into 1999, Mr. Onoo appeared on numerous wrestling programs for WCW as a manager to different wrestlers. Mr. Onoo was highly compensated for his work, including receiving additional compensation for additional appearances beyond a minimal base appearance level, as set by his Independent Contractor Agreement with WCW. However, in 1999, some of the story lines Mr. Onoo was involved in began to become less popular or otherwise ran their course as wrestling story lines inevitably do. The wrestlers from Japan who Mr. Onoo "managed" only stayed in the United States for short periods of time (a few weeks or few months based on WCW's business agreements with them. In addition, other wrestlers Mr. Onoo "managed" became more and more successful with WCW audiences and more popular on their own, without a manager. Moreover, managers at WCW were used to serve as "mouthpieces" for wrestlers, to speak for them on camera and act on their behalf in on-camera interviews made part of the wrestling programming. In 1999, WCW decided to use wrestlers who could speak for themselves without managers, and WCW stopped creating roles for wrestler managers in the story lines of its wrestling programming as they had traditionally existed. WCW stopped using traditional wrestler managers altogether by the second-half of the year. After that time, wrestlers appeared either alone or with certain female on-camera talent portraying the roles of wives or girlfriends of the wrestlers who accompanied them but did not speak for the wrestlers. At the same time as Mr. Onoo's on-screen manager character had become unnecessary to WCW's story lines, the need for Mr. Onoo's services as an international consultant also ended due to a change in WCW's international business endeavors. Accordingly, Mr. Onoo received a letter from WCW dated November 3, 1999, informing him that his Agreement with WCW to provide services as an international consultant and an on-screen talent manager was being terminated in accordance with the terms of his Agreement. Mr. Onoo was paid through January 14, 2000, pursuant to the terms of his Agreement. This decision to terminate Mr. Onoo's Agreement with WCW was purely a business decision. WCW was trying to reduce its expenses, having gone through a recent downturn in its business. Mr. Onoo was highly compensated under his Agreement, receiving in excess of $300,000 during the preceding two years, but his services were no longer needed by WCW. The termination of Mr. Onoo's Agreement had nothing to do with Mr. Onoo's race or national origin. Rather, his termination was purely a business decision due to the lack of need for his further services. Mr. Onoo was paid all that he was entitled to receive for all of the services he provided to WCW.  All of the decisions made with regard to Mr. Onoo were legitimate business decisions based on WCW's business setting and future business goals. Furthermore, Mr. Onoo never complained to WCW about any alleged discriminatory or harassing decisions or comments being made to him by anyone at WCW, and WCW is unaware of any such conduct occurring at WCW during the relevant period of time. No decisions regarding Mr. Onoo have had anything to do with his race or national origin, and Mr. Onoo has not been subjected to any racial discrimination, harassment or retaliation by WCW. " - WCW statement on Sonny Onoo from June 2001

Sonny Onoo (Kazuo Onoo) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in Feb. 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Tank Abbott

Contract added in March 1999 - see 3/31/99 Memo

David Abbott (Wrestler) -- Tank Abbott
Start: 03/17/1999, End: 03/16/2002 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year Two: $650,000 / Year Three: $650,000
0 days notice / 365 max days



NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Tank Abbott$704,396$704,396
1999$80,137$80,137
2000*$624,259$624,259

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Tank Abbott   45155
PPV    33
TV   43236
OTHER    1616

Arn Anderson


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Arn Anderson$686,107$14,013-$1$700,120
1996$200,600$200,600
1997$233,694$233,694
1998$236,379$236,379
1999$15,435$11,495$26,930
2000*$2,518-$1$2,517

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Arn Anderson917  3102
PPV8    8
TV616  371
OTHER221   23

The Disciple / The Booy Man (Ed Leslie)

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Ed Leslie$679,440$11,491$690,930
1996$149,920$149,920
1997$149,553$149,553
1998$183,338$183,338
1999$196,629$11,445$208,074
2000*$46$46

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Ed Leslie29 1116 56
PPV3 1  4
TV13 716 36
OTHER13 3  16

Chavo Guerrero Jr. (Lt. Loco)

Salvador Guerrero (Wrestler) -- Lieutenant Loco
Start: 06/01/1998, End: 05/31/2001 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $185,000 / Year Three: $225,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Chavo Guerrero Jr.$640,431$46,815-$1$687,246
1996$48,073$48,073
1997$84,767$84,767
1998$126,604$16,330$142,934
1999$175,317$27,941$203,258
2000*$205,671$2,544-$1$208,214

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Chavo Jr3536907283316
PPV1182719
TV2333633059208
OTHER11219401789

See pro-wrestling contracts page for more information on Chavo Guerrero's WWF/WWE contracts.

Horace Hogan

Michael Allen. Bolea (Wrestler) -- Horace 
 Start: 12/07/1998, End: 12/08/2001 [1 Year Terms]/ Year Two: $225,000 / Year Three: $250,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Horace Hogan$660,276$14,109-$2$674,383
1996$56,568$56,568
1997$124,658$124,658
1998$130,717$955$131,672
1999$211,251$10,636$221,887
2000*$137,083$2,518-$2$139,599
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Horace1 325713103
PPV  12 3
TV1 26381277
OTHER  517123

Barbarian

Contract terminated in April 2000 -- see 5/9/00 memo (Sione Vailahi)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Barbarian$638,534$27,132$$665,666
1996$71,548$71,548
1997$149,549$149,549
1998$163,409$163,409
1999$169,047$27,132$196,179
2000*$84,981$84,981

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Barbarian7062505112245
PPV841  13
TV504130317159
OTHER12171920573

Raven

Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Scott Levy)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Raven$557,495$101,899$3,389$662,782
1997$120,542$120,542
1998$247,127$20,054$3,258$270,439
1999$189,826$55,431$119$245,377
2000*$26,413$11$26,425
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "no longer with WCW".

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Raven 79934 140
PPV 183 12
TV 45219 75
OTHER 23912 53

Chris Jericho

(Chris Jericho signed with WWF in mid-1999.)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Chris Jericho$592,834$67,671$260$660,764
1996$50,590$50,590
1997$164,496$164,496
1998$234,309$6,022$27$240,358
1999$143,440$31,444$232$175,116
2000*$30,205$30,205

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Chris Jericho469115053 340
PPV47133 27
TV33577823 191
OTHER9275927 122
 

Big Bubba Rogers (Ray Traylor)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Big Bubba Rogers$641,379$11$23$641,413
1996$202,938$202,938
1997$204,398$11$20$204,429
1998$234,043$3$234,046

WWF sued Ray Taylor and WCW in March 1994; case was dismissed in April 1995. [docket]

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Ray Traylor643019  113
PPV431  8
TV371810  65
OTHER2398  40

Rick Rude

(Even though Rick Rude passed away in April 1999, he was on the WCW 2000 payroll sheet.)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Rick Rude$606,882$31,255$638,137
1998$296,472$296,472
1999$13,151$31,209$44,360
2000*$297,259$46$297,305

Glacier

Contract added in August 1999 - ($150,000) see 9/1/99 memo  (Ray Lloyd)
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Glacier$567,644$34,844$27$602,516
1996$66,695$66,695
1997$150,466$150,466
1998$164,438$7,289$27$171,755
1999$160,565$27,555$188,120
2000*$25,479$25,479

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Glacier175336101117
PPV 62  8
TV1242317193
OTHER5533 16

Jerry Sags


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Jerry Sags$597,689$3,506$60$601,255
1996$238,914$3,025$47$241,986
1997$358,775$481$12$359,268
1998$1$1

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Jerry Sags703   73
PPV4    4
TV312   33
OTHER351   36

Fit Finlay

David Finlay (Wrestler) -- Fit Finlay
Start: 11/16/1998, End: 11/15/2001 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $250,000 / Year Three: $250,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Fit Finlay$552,273$44,317$596,591
1996$17,050$17,050
1997$20,600$20,600
1998$118,805$16,330$135,135
1999$229,426$27,941$257,368
2000*$166,392$46$166,438

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Fit Finlay1514936038220
PPV1142210
TV1311493416123
OTHER1240242087

Steve Regal


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Steve Regal$564,174$28,720$592,894
1996$149,530$149,530
1997$216,226$10,676$226,903
1998$84,110$10,710$94,819
1999$87,890$7,334$95,224
2000*$26,418$26,418

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Steven Regal56543335151
PPV44 1 9
TV40323254104
OTHER1218 7138

Rocco Rock

1st year salary: $170,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Ted Petty)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Rocco Rock$575,215$8,809$239$584,263
1996$81,455$24$81,479
1997$259,842$202$260,044
1998$174,599$907$13$175,520
1999$59,319$7,901$67,220

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Rocco Rock7864378 187
PPV5511 12
TV3938296 112
OTHER342171 63

Perry Saturn

Contract increased in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo
(Perry Saturn left WCW in January 2000.)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Perry Saturn$521,454$36,232$196$557,882
1997$53,781$53,781
1998$165,316$1,815$167,131
1999$273,249$29,584$149$302,983
2000*$29,109$4,833$46$33,988

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Perry Saturn 101361308284
PPV 21112126
TV 681743164
OTHER 24444494

Scotty Riggs

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Scott Antol)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Scotty Riggs$504,107$46,088$$550,195
1996$51,136$51,136
1997$116,483$116,483
1998$150,548$16,330$166,878
1999$178,269$29,573$207,842
2000*$7,671$185$7,856

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Scotty Riggs525139591202
PPV1311 6
TV373219331122
OTHER14161925 74

Shane Douglas (Troy Martin)

Terminated contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo (Troy Martin)
New Contract in April 2000 -- $350,000 plus $1,750 for house shows and $2,500 for PPVs - see 5/9/00 memo

Troy A. Martin (Wrestler) -- "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
Start: 04/01/2000, End: 04/09/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $350,000 / Year Two: $375,000 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 15 max days/ Max 15 days per MONTH
House Nightly: $1,750 (Year 1), $2,000 (Year 2)
PPV Bonus: $2,500 (Year 1), $2,750 (Year 2)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Shane Douglas$500,543$41$500,584
1999$172,058$172,058
2000*$328,486$41$328,527

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Shane Douglas   167894
PPV   31114
TV   125365
OTHER   11415

nWo Sting (Jeff Farmer)

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Jeff Farmer (Wrestler) -- NWO Sting
Start: 06/15/1999, End: 06/15/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $150,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
nWo Sting$494,909$5,182$500,092
1996$34,370$34,370
1997$83,699$83,699
1998$130,102$4,149$134,251
1999$143,009$1,034$144,043
2000*$103,729$103,729

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Jeff Farmer2111  23
PPV1    1
TV1611  18
OTHER4    4

Johnny Grunge

1st year salary: $170,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Michael Durham)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Johnny Grunge$467,559$8,809$239$476,607
1996$81,111$24$81,135
1997$159,963$202$160,165
1998$171,515$907$13$172,436
1999$54,970$7,901$62,871

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Johnny Grunge7865368 187
PPV6511 13
TV3939305 113
OTHER332152 61

Barry Windham

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Barry Windham$462,713$2,518-$1$465,230
1996$950$950
1998$64,394$64,394
1999$358,054$358,054
2000*$39,315$2,518-$1$41,832

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Barry Windham  664 70
PPV   7 7
TV  431 35
OTHER  226 28

Vampiro

Contract added in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Ian Hodgkinson)
Contract decreased in October 1999 (-$150,000) - see 11/1/99 Memo
Contract increase negotiated in April 2000 - see 5/9/00 memo

Richard Ian Hodgkinson (Wrestler) -- Vampiro
Start: 11/16/1999, End: 02/10/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $250,000 / Year Two: $275,000 / Year Three: $300,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Events: $1,300 (2/11/00 to 2/10/01, excludes PPVs)
All events: $1,500 (2/11/01 to 2/10/02, excludes PPVs)
All events: $1,800 (2/11/02 to 2/10/03, excludes PPVs)
PPV Bonus: $4,000 (for all PPVs effect as of 2/11/00)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Vampiro$453,617$1,370$454,988
1998$41,554$41,554
1999$131,210$131,210
2000*$280,853$1,370$282,223

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Vampiro  16283146
PPV   51116
TV  1335488
OTHER   241842

Juventud Guerrera

Contract was terminated in October 2000 -- see 10/31/00 memo

Eduardo Aníbal González-Hernández (Wrestler) -- Juventud Guerrera
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $200,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Juventud Guerrera$410,075$44,173$2$454,250
1996$4,331$4,331
1997$61,464$61,464
1998$111,063$16,330$127,393
1999$133,469$27,698$2$161,169
2000*$99,749$144$99,893

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Juvi33581259340349
PPV33122323
TV2343694929213
OTHER71244428113

Brad Armstrong

Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Robert Brad James (Wrestler) -- Buzzkill
Start: 08/03/1998, End: 08/02/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $125,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Brad Armstrong$451,261$451,261
1996$54,349$54,349
1997$85,107$85,107
1998$103,815$103,815
1999$128,015$128,015
2000*$79,975$79,975

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Brad Armstrong351128234101
PPV1112 5
TV2761219468
OTHER74152 28

Psychosis

Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo
 Dionicio Castellanos Torres (Wrestler) -- Psychosis 
 Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $160,000 /3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 



NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Psychosis$377,752$56,242$9$434,004
1996$7,279$7,279
1997$43,283$43,283
1998$107,593$15,330$122,923
1999$149,551$37,698$187,250
2000*$70,047$3,214$9$73,270
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Psychosis1964826310238
PPV3351113
TV114435438141
OTHER5174219184

Vincent (Mike Jones)

Michael Jones (Wrestler) -- Mike Jones
Start: 03/23/1999, End: 03/22/2002 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $150,000 / Year Three: $175,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Vincent$390,619$25,245$40$415,904
1996$27,010$27,010
1997$109,454$109,454
1998$112,515$40$112,555
1999$129,780$25,205$154,985
2000*$11,860$40$11,900
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Vincent 1747566126
PPV 211 4
TV 102135268
OTHER 52520454

Prince Iaukea

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Michael Hayner (Wrestler) -- Artist formerly known as Prince Iaukea
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2000 [1` Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $104,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Prince Iaukea$399,583$10,418-$1$409,999
1996$8,240$8,240
1997$46,709$46,709
1998$53,521$53,521
1999$205,553$7,900$213,452
2000*$85,560$2,518-$1$88,077

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Prince Iaukea1737568246238
PPV143 412
TV1332313829143
OTHER3122441383

Ice-Train

Powerplant Trainee - (Harold Hogue)

Harold Hogue (Wrestler) -- Ice Train
Start: 05/26/1999, End: 05/25/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $150,000 / Year Two: $200,000 / Year Three: $250,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


In the August version of this contract, Hogue is referred to as "Smooth" (MI Smooth).

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Ice Train$405,895$405,895
1996$73,319$73,319
1997$93,409$93,409
1999$81,064$81,064
2000*$158,104$158,104

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Ice-Train4220  971
PPV61   7
TV3015  954
OTHER64   10

Bobby Eaton

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo
Terminated contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Beautiful Eaton$401,440$2,518-$1$403,956
1996$88,709$88,709
1997$76,970$76,970
1998$81,250$81,250
1999$98,114$98,114
2000*$56,396$2,518-$1$58,913

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Bobby Eaton493528256143
PPV4 1  5
TV32241222595
OTHER1311153143

Ultimo Dragon

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Ultimo Dragon$334,417$60,815$395,232
1997$110,012$10,476$120,488
1998$120,305$21,820$142,125
1999$104,100$28,487$132,587
2000*$32$32

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Ultimo Dragon108137  128
PPV4103  17
TV65625  87
OTHER 159  24

Bobby Walker

Bobby Walker (Wrestler) -- Hardwork Bobby Walker
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2000 [No Rollover]
Year One: $100,000 / Year Two: $100,000 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Bobby Walker$394,377$394,377
1996$70,012$70,012
1997$94,671$94,671
1998$33,843$33,843
1999$99,980$99,980
2000*$95,870$95,870

"Plaintiff Bobby Walker provided wrestling services to WCW, most recently under a two-year Independent Contractor Agreement beginning on January 1, 1999. This Agreement was a standard wrestler Independent Contractor Agreement for the wrestling industry, and was what is known as a "pay or play" contract, meaning that Mr. Walker was entitled to the compensation under the Agreement no matter how often he performed as a wrestler for WCW, or even if he did not perform for WCW. During his relationship with WCW, Mr. Walker had numerous appearances in WCW live performances and live television programs. However, Mr. Walker appeared most frequently in taped wrestling programs produced by WCW for two reasons. First, his wrestling persona was relatively passive and uninteresting, and his ability to excite and energize an audience -especially a live audience -by his appearances was limited. Second, Mr. Walker insisted on including in his wrestling performances a maneuver in which he would walk along the ring ropes of the wrestling ring like a tightrope walker. When attempting this maneuver, Mr. Walker more 
often than not fell off of the ropes and could never master this move to the point where WCW could be reasonably confident that Mr. Walker would not fall off of the ropes on live television broadcasts or before a live audience, thereby ruining the wrestling match. In addition, during the early part of 2000, when WCW attempted to use Mr. Walker's services as a wrestler under his Agreement, Mr. Walker was unavailable to wrestle. Specifically, WCW asked him to work with a tag team partner to prepare himself for use on WCW's upcoming television shows. However, Mr. Walker's preparations and wrestling efforts were poor, and after spending two or three days preparing for this role, Mr. Walker unilaterally stopped preparing and claimed that he had injured his knee and was unavailable to wrestle due to this injury. Accordingly, WCW was not able to use Mr. Walker in its television shows as a wrestler after this injury, despite continuing to pay him under his Agreement. WCW's use of Mr. Walker's services has not been based on or affected by his race in any way. WCW was limited in using Mr. Walker's services because of his wrestling persona and his insistence on performing wrestling maneuvers which he could not successfully carry out with any degree of certainty. This made Mr. Walker ill-suited for use on live television or before a live audience. More recently, when WCW made an effort to use Mr. Walker's services, he indicated he was unavailable to wrestle due to an injury. Further, Mr. Walker never complained to WCW about any alleged discriminatory or harassing decisions or comments being made to him by anyone at WCW, and WCW is unaware of any such conduct occurring at WCW. No decisions regarding Mr. Walker have had anything to do with his race and Mr. Walker has not been subjected to any racial discrimination, harassment or retaliation by WCW." WCW statement on Bobby Walker from June 2001

Hardwork Bobby Walker (Bobby Walker) filed suit against World Championship Wrestling, TBS and Terry Taylor in July 1998; it was dismissed in January 1999.

Hardwork Bobby Walker (Bobby Walker) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in Feb. 2000; it was settled in July 2003


Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Bobby Walker251783457
TV181453444
OTHER733  13

See Pro-wrestling Contracts page for more information about Bobby Walker's WCW contracts.

Syxx (Sean Waltman)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Syxx$363,075$21,933$6,373$391,382
1996$66,400$66,400
1997$244,620$13,289$3,543$261,453
1998$52,055$5,168$2,829$60,052
1999$3,476$3,476
2000*$1$1

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Syxx1854   72
PPV25   7
TV324   27
OTHER1325   38

Lance Storm

Contract added in May 2000 ($245,000 plus $750 per event) -- see 6/13/00 memo

Lance EVers (Wrestler) -- Lance Storm
Start: 05/16/2000, End: 05/15/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $245,000 / Year Two: $260,000 / Year Three: $320,000
All Events: $750 (excludes Travel days and PR)
12 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days

(Appears in the August Contract Summary but not May Contract Summary)




NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Lance Storm$383,475$191$383,666
2000*$383,475$191$383,666

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Lance Storm    8787
PPV    88
TV    6363
OTHER    1616

Mike Enos

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Mike Enos$364,701$11,591$376,292
1996$77,724$77,724
1997$80,567$80,567
1998$104,970$955$105,926
1999$101,439$10,636$112,075

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Mike Enos34194229 124
PPV1 11 3
TV30172523 95
OTHER32165 26

Avalanche (John Tenta)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Avalanche$369,586$369,586
1996$239,449$239,449
1997$130,137$130,137

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
John Tenta29    29
PPV2    2
TV20    20
OTHER7    7

Hak

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Hak$340,986$11,331$352,317
1998$87,384$87,384
1999$253,603$253,603
2000*$11,331$11,331

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Hak   45 45
PPV   4 4
TV   21 21
OTHER   20 20

Barry Darsow

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Barry Darsow$347,714$347,714
1997$40,274$40,274
1998$154,246$154,246
1999$153,194$153,194

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Barry Darsow 43826 68
PPV 11  2
TV 22122 45
OTHER 1164 21

Davey Boy Smith


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Davey Boy Smith$307,491$31,582$339,073
1998$261,598$1,793$263,391
1999$45,893$29,789$75,682

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Davey Boy Smith  44  44
PPV  3  3
TV  28  28
OTHER  13  13

Kenny Kaos

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Kenny Stasiowski)
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Kenny Kaos$312,609$4,124-$1$316,732
1996$16,842$16,842
1997$77,080$77,080
1998$68,648$1,443$70,091
1999$130,944$162$131,106
2000*$19,095$2,518-$1$21,612

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Kenny Kaos32384928 147
PPV1 1  2
TV23333322 111
OTHER85156 34

Sick Boy (Scott Vick)

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Sick Boy$281,726$27,987$$309,714
1997$54,602$54,602
1998$111,427$111,427
1999$115,697$27,941$143,638
2000*$46$46

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Scott Vick11433 48
TV 1293 33
OTHER1 14  15

Dave Taylor

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Dave Taylor$293,644$293,644
1996$43,911$43,911
1997$85,662$85,662
1998$36,635$36,635
1999$116,134$116,134
2000*$11,301$11,301

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Dave Taylor423712591151
PPV22 1 5
TV3324435197
OTHER711823 49

Master P


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Master P$293,000$293,000
1999$293,000$293,000

Dusty Rhodes


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Dusty Rhodes$272,982$17,446$290,428
1996$164,602$950$165,552
1998$108,380$108,380
1999$16,496$16,496

Van Hammer

Terminated contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Van Hammer$259,584$27,132$286,716
1997$9,007$9,007
1998$131,224$131,224
1999$119,353$27,132$146,485

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Van Hammer 237391290
PPV  13 4
TV 232321076
OTHER  44210

Jerry Flynn

Negotiated increase in contract in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (William Brenneman)

William J. Brenneman (Wrestler) -- Jerry Flynn 
Start: 07/26/1999, End: 07/25/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $150,000 / Year Two: $150,000 / Year Three: $150,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Jerry Flynn$282,078$282,078
1996$2,100$2,100
1997$20,707$20,707
1998$50,271$50,271
1999$117,376$117,376
2000*$91,624$91,624

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Jerry Flynn517368711156
PPV  1214
TV51629534107
OTHER 1632645

Robbie Rage

Powerplant Trainee (Robert J. Knapik)
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Robbie Rage$281,819$162$281,981
1996$17,315$17,315
1997$77,080$77,080
1998$7,209$7,209
1999$148,619$162$148,780
2000*$31,596$31,596

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Robbie Rage313835 5109
TV223321 480
OTHER9514 129

Mike Awesome

Contract added in April 2000 -- ($350,000 plus $2,000 for House shows and $3,000 for PPVs) -- see 5/9/00 memo

Michael Alfonso (Wrestler) -- Mike Awesome 
Start: 04/10/2000, End: 04/09/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $350,000 / Year Two: $350,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
House nights: $2,000 (Year 1, $2,000 in Year 2 also)
PPV Bonus: $3,000 (Year 1, $4,500 in Year 2)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Mike Awesome$279,551$27$279,578
2000*$279,551$27$279,578

ECW sued Mike Awesome and WCW in April 2000 to prevent Awesome from jumping to World Championship Wrestling. Case was dismissed in June 2000. [docket]

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Mike Awesome    9595
PPV    1111
TV    6868
OTHER    1616

Norman Smiley

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Norman Smiley (Wrestler) -- Norman Smiley
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
 Year Two: $120,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Norman Smiley (Wrestler) -- Norman Smiley
Start:  05/01/2000, End: 04/30/2003 [1 Year only]
Year One: $165,000 /  Year Two: $180,000 / Year Three: $200,000 
All Events: $750 (excludes travel days & PR, year one)
All Events: $850 (excludes travel days & PR, year two)
All Events: $950 (excludes travel days & PR, year three)
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days

Different in August version of contract summary.


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Norman Smiley$273,271$2,518$48$275,837
1999$100,650$100,650
2000*$172,621$2,518$48$175,188

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Norman Smiley 5426775189
PPV 133512
TV 3294045117
OTHER 110242560

Terry Taylor


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Terry Taylor$270,355$270,355
1996$146,299$146,299
1997$124,056$124,056

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Terry Taylor553  13
OTHER553  13

Big Vito

Signed in November 1999 ($120,000 plus $12,000 signing bonus) - 12/3/99 memo
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Vito Lo Grasso (Wrestler) -- Big Vito
Start: 11/22/1998, End: 11/21/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $120,000 / Year Two: $130,000 / Year Three: $130,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
Signing Bonus: $12,000 (due 15 days after contract execution)
PPV Bonus: $1,000 (regardless of number of days worked)
All Events: $1,250 (over 75 days, excludes travel days but not PR)


(Slightly different language in the August version)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Big Vito$265,504$265,504
1999$21,863$21,863
2000*$243,641$243,641

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Big Vito   3113116
PPV   11011
TV   26668
OTHER    3737

Barry Horowitz

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Barry Horowitz$264,138$8$264,146
1997$15,956$15,956
1998$33,536$33,536
1999$211,166$8$211,174
2000*$3,480$3,480

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Barry Horowitz 13526870
PPV  1  1
TV 13125865
OTHER  31 4

Jim Neidhart


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Jim Neidhart$224,035$31,869$255,904
1998$217,853$3,457$221,310
1999$6,181$28,367$34,548
2000*$46$46

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Jim Neidhart  45  45
PPV  1  1
TV  35  35
OTHER  9  9

La Parka

Adolfo Tapia Ibarra (Wrestler) -- La Parka
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $180,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
La Parka$251,700$251,700
1996$3,967$3,967
1997$45,827$45,827
1998$67,470$67,470
1999$111,880$111,880
2000*$22,557$22,557

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
La Parka469516315202
PPV1341 9
TV254213713127
OTHER1122625266
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Silver King

Cesar González-Barrón (Wrestler) -- Los Fabulosos Silver King
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 105/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $120,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Silver King$251,532$251,532
1997$29,438$29,438
1998$67,344$67,344
1999$86,880$86,880
2000*$67,870$67,870

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Silver King 20486916153
PPV 141 6
TV 1821381390
OTHER 12330357

Kaz Hayashi

Kazuhiro Hayashi (Wrestler) -- Jung Dragons - Kaz
Start: 01/11/1999, End: 07/19/2001 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $100,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Kaz Hayashi$231,771$14,964-$1$246,734
1998$40,078$955$41,033
1999$91,494$11,445$102,939
2000*$100,199$2,564-$1$102,762

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Kaz Hayashi  345874166
PPV  3159
TV  263642104
OTHER  5212753

Kevin Wacholz

Contract terminated in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Kevin Kelly$244,754$244,754
1998$144,361$144,361
1999$100,393$100,393

The Maestro

Powerplant Trainee (Rob Kellum)
Contract terminated in April 2000 -- see 5/9/00 memo
NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
The Maestro$239,859$239,859
1997$26,232$26,232
1998$87,439$87,439
1999$87,105$87,105
2000*$39,083$39,083

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Maestro   142438
TV   10818
OTHER   41620

Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker / Jack Boot / Leprechaun (Bruce DeWayne)

 Bruce Dewayne (Wrestler) -- Power Plant - Sarge (Contract Other)
 Start: 09/01/1999, End: 08/31/2001 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days
Merchandise Agreement Only. 


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker$228,131$228,131
1996$56,052$56,052
1997$65,719$65,719
1998$67,093$67,093
1999$39,267$39,267

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Buddy Lee Parker18221012668
PPV1 1 13
TV1518510452
OTHER2442113

Ron Reis / Reese / Ron Studd

Contract increased in March 1999 - see 3/31/99 Memo
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Ron Reis$211,166$16,330$227,496
1996$36,151$36,151
1997$87,636$87,636
1998$87,379$87,379
1999$16,330$16,330

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Ron Reis14 15  29
PPV1 1  2
TV12 9  21
OTHER1 5  6

Bobby Duncum Jr


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Bobby Duncum Jr$223,490$2,518-$1$226,007
1998$46,909$46,909
1999$158,291$158,291
2000*$18,290$2,518-$1$20,807

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Bobby Duncum Jr  956 65
PPV  13 4
TV  528 33
OTHER  325 28

Lenny Lane

Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Lenny Carlson (Wrestler) -- Lenny Lane
   Start: 8/3/1998, End: 8/2/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Three: $110,000 
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
Contract was amended to increase pay effective 10/13/99. Pro-rated to shortened term.


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Lenny Lane$221,800$221,800
1997$15,232$15,232
1998$37,485$37,485
1999$45,200$45,200
2000*$123,882$123,882

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Lenny Lane 15403727119
PPV  2125
TV 1336311999
OTHER 225615

Ron Harris

Contract added in October 1999 ($200,000) - see 11/1/99 Memo
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Ronald Harris (Wrestler) -- Harris Boys - Ron Harris
Start: 10/25/1999, End: 10/24/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $130,000 / Year Two: $130,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 75 max days
All Events: $1,500 (over 75 days Year 1; Over 100 days Year 2)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Ron Harris$216,467$6$216,473
1999$15,991$15,991
2000*$200,477$6$200,483

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Ron Harris   167995
PPV   156
TV   124456
OTHER   33033

Don Harris

Contract added in October 1999 ($200,000) - see 11/1/99 Memo
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

 Donald Harris (Wrestler) -- Harris Boys - Don Harris
Start: 10/25/1999, End: 10/24/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $130,000 / Year Two: $130,000 
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Events: $1,500 (over 75 days Year 1; Over 100 days Year 2)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Don Harris$216,394$6$216,400
1999$15,991$15,991
2000*$200,404$6$200,410

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Don Harris   167288
PPV   156
TV   123850
OTHER   32932

Hacksaw Jim Duggan


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Hacksaw Jim Duggan$210,301$210,301
1997$210,301$210,301

Chris Adams

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Chris Adams$209,487$209,487
1997$20,260$20,260
1998$76,848$76,848
1999$107,821$107,821
2000*$4,558$4,558

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Chris Adams 65354 113
PPV 11  2
TV 42825 57
OTHER 12429 54

Reggie White


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Reggie White$209,000$209,000
1997$209,000$209,000

Rick Fuller


Rick Fuller (Wrestler) -- Rick Fuller
Start: 09/14/1998, End: 09/13/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $65,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Rick Fuller$185,784$11,571$197,355
1997$22,307$22,307
1998$38,584$935$39,519
1999$64,608$10,636$75,244
2000*$60,285$60,285

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Rick Fuller 25191651
TV 23191649
OTHER 2   2

El Dandy

Roberto Frías-Gutiérrez (Wrestler) -- El Dandy
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $100,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
El Dandy$190,615$190,615
1997$17,032$17,032
1998$50,332$50,332
1999$66,696$66,696
2000*$56,555$56,555

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
El Dandy 833381291
PPV 13  4
TV 61826959
OTHER 11212328

Chip Minton


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Chip Minton$185,177$185,177
1996$31,290$31,290
1997$40,229$40,229
1998$54,337$54,337
1999$59,321$59,321

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Chip Minton2 610 18
PPV  1  1
TV2 47 13
OTHER  13 4

Mark Hildreth

Powerplant Trainee

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Mark Hildreth$181,694$181,694



1998$5,060$5,060
1999$79,285$79,285
2000*    $97,349$97,349


Contract terminated in Februray 2000 - see 3/1/00 memo

Evan Karagias

Negotiated increased contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo

Evan Karagias (Wrestler) -- Evan Karagias
Start: 09/14/1998, End: 12/31/2001 [Like Duration]
Year Two: $85,000 / Year Three: $85,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days
All Events: $1,000 (over 100 days)
Increase 3/1/00. Pro-rated to shortened term.



Evan Karagias (Wrestler) -- Evan Karagias
Start: 09/14/2000, End: 09/31/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $52,000 / Year Two: $65,000 / Year Three: $78,000
 3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Events: $500 (year one excludes travel days & PR)
All Events: $600 (year two excludes travel days & PR)
All Events: $700 (year three excludes travel days & PR)

(Different version between August and May versions of Contract Summaries)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Evan Karagias$183,110$1$183,110
1997$230$230
1998$33,327$33,327
1999$71,365$71,365
2000*$78,187$1$78,188

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Evan Karagias 1235369146
PPV  12811
TV 1183947105
OTHER  4121430

Lizmark Jr.

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Juan Banos)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Lizmark Jr.$171,480$2,519-$1$173,997
1997$34,505$34,505
1998$44,392$44,392
1999$85,988$85,988
2000*$6,595$2,519-$1$9,112

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Lizmark Jr 153818 71
PPV 22  4
TV 13159 37
OTHER  219 30

Sgt Craig Pitmann


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Sgt Craig Pitmann$170,094$18$32$170,143
1996$99,681$1$99,683
1997$70,411$18$30$70,459
1998$1$1$2
2000*

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Sgt Craig Pittman3011   41
PPV2    2
TV2611   37
OTHER2    2

Chad Fortune

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Chad Fortune$168,954$168,954
1997$34,000$34,000
1998$55,913$55,913
1999$79,040$79,040

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Chad Fortune 824 14
TV 824 14

Steve Armstrong

Negotiated increase in contract in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo
1st year salary: $52,143 (increase from $31,286, see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo (Steve James)
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Steve Armstrong$168,243$168,243
1996$12,740$12,740
1997$22,629$22,629
1998$33,632$33,632
1999$43,523$43,523
2000*$55,719$55,719

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Steve Armstrong25212324699
TV23211923692
OTHER2 41 7

Lodi / Idol (Brad Cain)

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Brad Cain (Wrestler) -- Idol 
Start: 10/12/1998, End: 10/11/2001 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $110,000 / Year Three: $120,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Lodi$123,642$43,508$167,151
1998$59,994$16,330$76,324
1999$27,132$27,132
2000*$63,649$46$63,695

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Lodi 22423655
PPV  2  2
TV 21519642
OTHER  74 11

John Nord


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
John Nord$162,474$162,474
1997$40,274$40,274
1998$122,200$122,200

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
John Nord 58  13
PPV 1   1
TV 26  8
OTHER 22  4

The Demon / Dale Torborg

Powerplant Trainee (Dale Torborg)
Contract increased in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Dale Torborg (Wrestler) -- The Demon
Start: 10/05/1999, End: 10/04/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $100,000 / Year Three: $125,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
For appearances as Demon character, see contract.


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
The Demon$159,980$159,980
1997$18,543$18,543
1998$43,180$43,180
1999$59,942$59,942
2000*$38,315$38,315

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Dale Torborg  134448
PPV   145
TV  122629
OTHER    1414

Hector Garza

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Hector Segura)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Hector Garza$159,645$159,645
1997$24,869$24,869
1998$66,996$66,996
1999$62,948$62,948
2000*$4,833$4,833

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Hector Garza 23712 42
PPV 21  3
TV 1659 30
OTHER 513 9

Rick Martel


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Rick Martel$158,416$158,416
1997$48,329$48,329
1998$110,087$110,087

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Rick Martel  12  12
PPV  2  2
TV  10  10

Bobby Blaze

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Bobby Blaze$155,685-$1$155,684
1997$17,452$17,452
1998$66,877$66,877
1999$63,520$63,520
2000*$7,836-$1$7,835

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Bobby Blaze 61718 41
PPV 11  2
TV 41618 38
OTHER 1   1

The Wall

Powerplant Trainee (Michael Jerry Tuite)
Contract increased in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Michael Jerry Tuite (Wrestler) -- The Wall
Start: 09/16/1999, End: 09/15/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $75,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
The Wall$152,826$152,826
1999$27,795$27,795
2000*$125,031$125,031

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
The Wall   1388101
PPV    99
TV   95463
OTHER   42529

Joe Gomez


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Joe Gomez$149,418$149,418
1996$80,617$80,617
1997$67,301$67,301
1999$1,500$1,500

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Joe Gomez3231 3 66
PPV21   3
TV2024 3 47
OTHER106   16

Lash LeRoux / Corporal Cajun

Powerplant Trainee - "Lash LeRoux" (J. Mark LeRoux)

Mark LaRoux (Wrestler) -- Corporal Cajun
Start: 06/21/1999, End: 06/20/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $100,000 / Year Three: $150,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Lash LeRoux$142,787$2,518-$1$145,304
1998$4,344$4,344
1999$51,808$51,808
2000*$86,635$2,518-$1$89,152

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Lash LeRoux  35772132
PPV   257
TV  34552100
OTHER   101525

John M.


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
John M.$100,887$43,514$144,401
1999$54,606$54,606
2000*$46,280$43,514$89,795

Carl Ouellet


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Carl Ouellet$139,430$139,430
1996$45,977$45,977
1997$91,953$91,953
2000*$1,500$1,500

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Carl Ouellet1526  344
PPV2    2
TV1325  341
OTHER 1   1

Jacques Rougeau


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Jacques Rougeau$138,545$138,545
1996$46,007$46,007
1997$92,537$92,537

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Jacques Rougeau1525   40
PPV2    2
TV1324   37
OTHER 1   1

Marty Jannetty


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Marty Jannetty$137,873$137,873
1997$10,676$10,676
1998$117,252$117,252
1999$9,945$9,945

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Marty Jannetty  28  28
PPV  1  1
TV  19  19
OTHER  8  8

Chuck Palumbo


Charles R. Palumbo (Trainee) -- Chuck Palumbo
Start: 04/19/1999, End: 04/18/2000 [Like Duration (2 Terms)]
Year One: $39,000
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days

Powerplant Trainee - (Charles R. Palumbo)
1st year salary: $39,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo


Charles R. Palumbo (Wrestler) -- Chuck Palumbo, The Perfect Event, The Event
Start: 06/01/2000, End: 05/30/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $75,000
Year Two: $90,000
Year Three: $125,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Events: $500 (year one, excludes travel days & PR)
All Events: $750 (year two, excludes travel days & PR)
All Events: $1,000 (year three, excludes travel days & PR)


(Different in May & August versions of Contract Summaries)

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Chuck Palumbo$137,775$137,775
1999$26,151$26,151
2000*$111,624$111,624

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Chuck Palumbo   88694
PPV    99
TV   65965
OTHER   21820

Erik Watts

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Erik Watts$132,558$132,558
1998$48,511$48,511
1999$84,047$84,047

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Erik Watts  128 29
TV   23 23
OTHER  15 6

Colonel Parker


NamePayrollLicensingMerchTotal
Colonel Parker$130,770$130,770
1996$71,514$71,514
1997$58,356$58,356
1998$900$900

Wrestler19961997199819992000-2001Total
Col Robert Parker8   19
PPV2    2
TV2   13
OTHER4