A look at how much WWE developmental talent is paid.
According to the Sports Business Journal, WWE talent signed to developmental contracts are paid on average $50,000 to $150,000 a year. The overall average for those in development is roughly $80,000. The report goes on to say that salaries can climb into the seven figures "if they reach the top of WWE."
The report comes in a feature ran by the Sports Business Journal looking at the WWE Performance Center and NXT brand.
In the feature, Triple H discussed what they look for when recruiting talent.
“What we’re really looking for, though, when they start to break down is, ‘how do you really act?’” he said. “Are you the type of person that when you’re tired and exhausted puts the other person down to get in front of them, or are you the type of person that looks to the person next to you and picks them up and says, ‘Come on, let’s go, we’re going to finish this.’ Because you can’t do it by yourself in this business. So you have to be that emergent leader. Charisma is king, or queen. That X factor that as you walk into the room makes people turn their heads and ask, ‘Who’s that?’”
WWE recently announced the three newest additions to the Performance Center, including Garza Jr., Shane Strickland, and Kushida.