For a long time, it’s been believed by fans that the goal for a new person entering the professional wrestling world has to be going to WWE due to the financial stability.
However, during a recent interview with WrestlingInc, former WWE Superstar Jack Swagger broke this myth and revealed that life in WWE isn’t as stable as people think.
According to Swagger, it was difficult to plan financially when he was working with the company because the salary was dependent on a lot of things and it was different every week:
“It is very difficult to plan financially with the WWE because every week the salary was different. Every month the salary was different. It’s based on the house shows and the attendance, and any extra stuff that goes in there. It makes it difficult to be consistent with your budget because it fluctuates, It is a couple of thousand each month, but sometimes and a lot of times it is lower and that makes it tough. Once you make it up to a certain income level and you acquire and buy certain things and have a certain way of life, it is really tough on your family to go back below that income level because you have certain things set as far as private schools and things like that.”
For those who don’t know, Jack Swagger has recently signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA and he is expected to have his first fight in 2018.