More details regarding Killer Kross' release request from IMPACT Wrestling.
On May 14 it was reported by PWInsider that Killer Kross had requested his release from IMPACT Wrestling due to low pay and the two sides being unable to agree on a restructured deal. Kross reportedly wanted a new six-figure deal but IMPACT countered with a three-year deal that was below six-figures. Kross signed a multi-year deal with the promotion last year.
Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone reports that Kross was offered less than an NXT entry-level deal, which is reportedly $45,000 per year.
Pritchard goes on to report that many signed to IMPACT on multi-year deals, including Kross, are "literally losing money" due to travel costs and expenses. Talent is reportedly making $250-400 per appearance, with no guaranteed minimum amount of appearances.
"Several talents saying they were making as little as $3000-5000 for the year," reports Pritchard. This only includes their deal with IMPACT Wrestling and does not include any money talent makes through other Independent appearances.
IMPACT is not expected to release Kross from his current deal.