Ryback Asks WWE For More Money, Questions The Company’s Pay Structure
May 4, 2016 - WWE
WWE wrestler Ryback (real name Ryan Reeves) wrote a Tumblr post currently where he disclosed that he’s asked to be left off of a company’s programming until he gets a new contract. Reeves—a mid-card wrestler who acknowledges that during this indicate in his career his pursuit is to make other talent demeanour good—questioned because a winners and losers get paid differently, when a matches are designed out beforehand.
Reeves argues that if a regulation aren’t indeed results, and a whole craving involves mutual team-work for a larger good, maybe everybody should move in a same salary. From his post:
Wrestling is pre determined, we as performers know before we go out to that ring or perform a backstage stage who is winning and losing etc or have a ubiquitous thought of what we are going to say. It blows my mind how in a competition that is pre dynamic from a association standpoint winners are paid so most some-more than a losers. Every singular chairman who works for WWE from tip to bottom is positively usually as profitable as a next. The winners can't win unless a losers go out there and determine to remove to them.
It blows my mind that in this day and age yet we still belong to this formula. Obviously things have always been this way, yet does that make them right? Times have altered and a idea as humans should be to develop and learn from a past and a past of others so we could make this universe a improved place. Why is it a male who is told he is going to go out and remove and does all he is told be paid not usually less, yet most reduction than pronounced leader over a duration of time. Every singular performer for WWE sacrifices a same volume of time from home and their families and each singular male or women goes out and does what they are told. Looking during this regulation yet losers spin into what fans like to call jobbers and their value decreases in a companies eyes and before we know it they get released. For what? For doing accurately as they are told!
Why not compensate a talent equally? The winners have some-more MERCH as it is or are ostensible to anyways so they get that additional perk, yet because make a male who is told to and agrees to remove acquire reduction and scapegoat spots in large compensate per perspective compare ups etc. This is one of a vital problems with wrestling and WWE today. Most guys take good compensation in assisting creation other talent, a bitching and a groan we always hear about stems from a fact they know they are eventually over time going to make reduction and live in fear of being released.
Reeves is excellent with not being during a tip of a card, yet wants to be paid reasonably for his work. One probable counterpoint is that he’s not always good during his work—and that he’s been indicted of not being good during it in ways that criticise his claims that pro wrestling is all about team-work and mutual benefit. C.M. Punk (real name Phil Brooks), who walked out on WWE in 2014 and claimed a association pushed him to combat by critical ailments, pronounced that Ryback was messy in a ring and “took 20 years off my life.” (Start listening during a 52:00 mark.) Brooks indicted Reeves of intentionally spiteful him when they wrestled:
I was kick up, and we was ripped up, and afterwards John Cena got hurt, and they were like, “Well, how do we feel about [Ryback]? He’s really not ready, yet we can lift him if we want.” we was like, “Yeah, okay, great.” So, that took 20 years off my life. I’m already kick adult and we have to combat Steroid Guy—I call it like we see it—he’s really hurty. Sometimes deliberate. There was one time he kicked me in a stomach as tough as he could and he pennyless my ribs right during a tail end. we never got an reparation for that. He was something else. Real square of work, that guy.
Reeves denied Brooks’s accusations during a time.