That is one way to send them. There isn't much of a secret in the fact that Revival has not been happy in WWE. For the past year or so, the team has dropped some not-so-subtle hints that they want to leave the company and are just waiting for their contracts. Those deals expire in the near future, but they have one more negative thing to discuss before leaving.
WWE contracts are established with what is called a downside guarantee. While wrestlers are paid based on the number of shows they work on and their merchandise sales, they are guaranteed a certain amount of money. If a fighter reaches his downward guarantee, he will continue to be paid based on how much he works. However, this can cause the problem of wrestlers not being paid if they don't work after reaching their warranty. I think you know where this is going.
According to the Wrestling Observer Bulletin, Revival has hit its low and low guarantees since they haven't been paid in nearly two months. This is a problem that can occur during a situation like the current unemployment or if the fighters are not being reserved as they are about to leave a promotion. Instead, some fighters choose to split their collateral down as regular payments throughout the year, meaning they are still paid regularly despite not working at the moment.
Revival will be missed. Check out some of his best moments:
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Opinion: As horrible as it sounds, this is not something WWE can be blamed. At the end of the day, the Revival received what its contracts guaranteed. It may not be the best situation in the world, but I hope the team has made sure to save some of their money. He's a bad starter, but WWE is being more cruel than cruel, which are two different things.
What's next for Revival? WWE is unfair? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a fan of wrestling for over thirty years and has watched over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling critic since 2009 with over 5,000 complete shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.comor take a look his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest professional wrestling news by subscribing to our daily email newsletter. Just look below for "GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES" to sign up. Thank you for reading!
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