WWE: TV extras receiving less pay for their appearances

355-wwe-logo

As WWE continues to cut costs throughout the company as a way to recoup losses over the expense and slow start of the WWE Network, the television extras that WWE hires locally are the latest to feel the cost-cutting measures. Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE has cut the pay of extras from $250 per appearance to only $100 per appearance and, while local wrestlers typically reach out to WWE to get a one night stint as an extra, fewer and fewer wrestlers have been contacting WWE for these jobs since $100 is not enough to cover travel expenses for their appearances.

WWE’s television extras mostly go unnoticed as the extras fill roles such as members of Adam Rose’s Exotic Express, WWE security, police officers, etc., but they are an important part of a lot of the segments that fans see on television. Unless WWE increases the pay of their extras or find a new source for one-off television talent, WWE may have to find a new way to fill the aforementioned roles.

What do you think of WWE’s cost-cutting measures? Post your comments in the box below.

Tags

Latest Articles

Batman (Mask of the Phantasm) is still awesome, twenty-five years later…

Batman (Mask of the Phantasm) is still awesome, twenty-five years later…

WWE SmackDown LIVE Results: June 19, 2018

WWE SmackDown LIVE Results: June 19, 2018

WWE RAW Results: June 18, 2018

WWE RAW Results: June 18, 2018

Let’s talk about Disney’s approach to Star Wars…

Let’s talk about Disney’s approach to Star Wars…

WWE Money-in-the-Bank 2018 Results

WWE Money-in-the-Bank 2018 Results

REVIEW: Incredibles 2 offers delightful moments on a thin plot

REVIEW: Incredibles 2 offers delightful moments on a thin plot

NXT TakeOver: Chicago II Results

NXT TakeOver: Chicago II Results

WWE Spoilers: Final card for Money-in-the-Bank 2018

WWE Spoilers: Final card for Money-in-the-Bank 2018

Your SO OF COURSE preview of WWE MONEY IN THE BANK 2018

Your SO OF COURSE preview of WWE MONEY IN THE BANK 2018

WWE SmackDown LIVE Results: June 12, 2018

WWE SmackDown LIVE Results: June 12, 2018

WWE RAW Results: June 11, 2018

WWE RAW Results: June 11, 2018

About the direction of Star Wars under Kathleen Kennedy…

About the direction of Star Wars under Kathleen Kennedy…

REVIEW: Hereditary is the best horror movie since The Exorcist(!)

REVIEW: Hereditary is the best horror movie since The Exorcist(!)