The pro wrestling world was turned upside down yesterday when WWE made a ton of cuts. Not every pro wrestling company is axing talent right now. In fact, ROH is paying everyone no matter who they are.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained that ROH is going “above and beyond” what they have to do. They are paying every single person who was counting on them for a paycheck no matter who they are.
“Ring Of Honor for those shows in April and May obviously they’re paying all their contracted wrestlers, but most of them are giant deals, but they’re not taking any money in just in the streaming service and probably some merch. They haven’t run a show in a long time and there’s no date for a return.”
“All of the people who were booked in April and May whether they were non-contracted wrestlers whether they were just people making a debut whether they were filling a slot whether they were referees or officials, photographers, ring crew, whatever — every one of them are being paid for the shows they’re missing and they don’t have an obligation to do that.”
ROH doesn’t make nearly as much money as WWE. They are backed by Sinclair Broadcast Group so they have a lot of money behind them. Paying their staff like this is still something that they didn’t have to do.
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