It was announced yesterday that three new stars had joined the Performance Center, one being former NJPW Junior KUSHDA, and now it has been revealed per Sports Business Journal how much, on average, developmental talents are paid.
They are reporting that new development talent earn on average $50,000 to $150,000 per year. They say that the average developmental salary is approximately $80,000 per year. It should also be noted that once called up to the main roster, top stars can earn up to seven figures.
Triple H also spoke to Sports Business Journal about what talent learn while working at the Performance Center saying young stars are coached to improve their timing, technique, presence, camera awareness and how to avoid injury. “The Game” also spoke about the work of WWE’s production team who produce around 1,500 hours of programming each week:
“It’s the emotional storytelling. We are way more akin to ‘Rocky’ the movie than boxing, from the shooting and production of it. If all other sports are just point and shoot, follow the ball, or follow the action or follow the fight, we are making a television show. We’re making a movie. So ours is about the story in the ring. How are we going to tell the story and then how are we going to connect fans to it?”
Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcript.