TNA Impact Wrestling Knockout Tara weighed in on the recent dirt sheet obsession with TNA wrestler pay.
Her thoughts, “And with regards to what is said in the wrestling gossip sites, I’m not going to bash them. Sometimes they are accurate, and I wonder how that info got out. But sometimes, and on stuff I know for certain, it can be inaccurate. Again, I don’t know how people get their information. But a perfect example is a couple days ago there was someone talking about the pay for the Knockouts. I know for certain that there were multiple inaccuracies in that article. Did someone plant the story to cause tension in our locker room, which is especially stress-free these days? Or did someone just mistakenly get some information wrong? Who knows, but that’s my “don’t believe everything you read” speech. If you want to know ask me. I respond to as much as I can on Twitter. What’s my favorite color? Red. How old is my dog Sophie? Three. How much do I get paid as a Knockout? None of your damn business ; )”
Joe Vincent says
You gotta love Tara destroying the vast majority of the dirt sheet liars with this comment about the iMPACT Wrestling being “especially stress-free these days.”
Poor dirt sheets – when will they ever learn to tell better lies? Or… better yet – when will they ever learn to tell the truth?
Is it ironic how I haven’t seen this twitter post posted on any dirt sheets? Lol.
It could be that she is paid more than the rest, so of course she would say there are multiple inaccuracies. If knockouts were paid decent, Gail Kim would never have left due to money reasons. No need to use facts, simple logic would do.
William B. West says
Using simple logic should also tell you that Gail Kim leaving WWE for money reasons would not necessarily equate to not being paid decently.
WWE has many more dates and higher PPV buyrates than TNA Wrestling. Theoretically TNA could offer higher appearance fees, and PPV back end and a wrestler could still make more in WWE due to the larger volume of available dates and PPV buyers.
For example, lets say a female wrestler in WWE gets $200 per appearance, she could earn $1000 a week easily, the same wrestler goes to TNA and gets $300 a show, she likely earns $600 a week at best. The talent weighs lighter schedule verses their preferred standard of living and makes a decision.
It would be financial suicide on TNA’s part to offer the wrestler $1000 a week to match what they could make in the WWE, while both are in the pro wrestling industry they have completely different business models.
Honestly a fair wage is the wage you can demand. There is no magical fair wage. If you are worth money you will be paid it. there is no charity in the business world.