WCW Contract & Payroll Information (1996-2000)


Contents

  1. 1 Introduction
  2. 2 Overall Pay by Wrestler
  3. 3 Wrestler Data - Men
    1. 3.1 Hulk Hogan
    2. 3.2 Bill Goldberg
    3. 3.3 Bret Hart
    4. 3.4 Randy Savage
    5. 3.5 Sting
    6. 3.6 Kevin Nash
    7. 3.7 Lex Luger
    8. 3.8 Scott Hall
    9. 3.9 Diamond Dallas Page
    10. 3.10 Roddy Piper
    11. 3.11 Scott Steiner
    12. 3.12 Booker T
    13. 3.13 Ric Flair
    14. 3.14 Konnan
    15. 3.15 Dennis Rodman
    16. 3.16 Rick Steiner
    17. 3.17 Stevie Ray
    18. 3.18 Sid Vicious
    19. 3.19 Buff Bagwell
    20. 3.20 Curt Hennig
    21. 3.21 Alex Wright
    22. 3.22 Eddie Guerrero
    23. 3.23 The Giant
    24. 3.24 Rey Mysterio Jr.
    25. 3.25 Scott Norton
    26. 3.26 Kevin Greene
    27. 3.27 Dean Malenko
    28. 3.28 Wrath / Bryan Clark
    29. 3.29 Meng
    30. 3.30 Ernest Miller
    31. 3.31 Chris Benoit
    32. 3.32 Chris Kanyon / Mortis
    33. 3.33 Jeff Jarrett
    34. 3.34 Steve McMichael
    35. 3.35 Hugh Morrus / General E. Rection / Captain Rection
    36. 3.36 Billy Kidman
    37. 3.37 Bam Bam Bigelow
    38. 3.38 Brian Knobs
    39. 3.39 Disco Inferno
    40. 3.40 Mike Rotunda
    41. 3.41 Brian Adams
    42. 3.42 Hacksaw Jim Duggan
    43. 3.43 Sonny Onoo
    44. 3.44 Tank Abbott
    45. 3.45 Arn Anderson
    46. 3.46 The Disciple / The Booy Man (Ed Leslie)
    47. 3.47 Chavo Guerrero Jr. (Lt. Loco)
    48. 3.48 Horace Hogan
    49. 3.49 Barbarian
    50. 3.50 Raven
    51. 3.51 Chris Jericho
    52. 3.52 Big Bubba Rogers (Ray Traylor)
    53. 3.53 Rick Rude
    54. 3.54 Glacier
    55. 3.55 Jerry Sags
    56. 3.56 Fit Finlay
    57. 3.57 Steve Regal
    58. 3.58 Rocco Rock
    59. 3.59 Perry Saturn
    60. 3.60 Scotty Riggs
    61. 3.61 Shane Douglas (Troy Martin)
    62. 3.62 nWo Sting (Jeff Farmer)
    63. 3.63 Johnny Grunge
    64. 3.64 Barry Windham
    65. 3.65 Vampiro
    66. 3.66 Juventud Guerrera
    67. 3.67 Brad Armstrong
    68. 3.68 Psychosis
    69. 3.69 Vincent (Mike Jones)
    70. 3.70 Prince Iaukea
    71. 3.71 Ice-Train
    72. 3.72 Bobby Eaton
    73. 3.73 Ultimo Dragon
    74. 3.74 Bobby Walker
    75. 3.75 Syxx (Sean Waltman)
    76. 3.76 Lance Storm
    77. 3.77 Mike Enos
    78. 3.78 Avalanche (John Tenta)
    79. 3.79 Hak
    80. 3.80 Barry Darsow
    81. 3.81 Davey Boy Smith
    82. 3.82 Kenny Kaos
    83. 3.83 Sick Boy (Scott Vick)
    84. 3.84 Dave Taylor
    85. 3.85 Master P
    86. 3.86 Dusty Rhodes
    87. 3.87 Van Hammer
    88. 3.88 Jerry Flynn
    89. 3.89 Robbie Rage
    90. 3.90 Mike Awesome
    91. 3.91 Norman Smiley
    92. 3.92 Terry Taylor
    93. 3.93 Big Vito
    94. 3.94 Barry Horowitz
    95. 3.95 Jim Neidhart
    96. 3.96 La Parka
    97. 3.97 Silver King
    98. 3.98 Kaz Hayashi
    99. 3.99 Kevin Wacholz
    100. 3.100 The Maestro
    101. 3.101 Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker / Jack Boot / Leprechaun (Bruce DeWayne)
    102. 3.102 Ron Reis / Reese / Ron Studd
    103. 3.103 Bobby Duncum Jr
    104. 3.104 Lenny Lane
    105. 3.105 Ron Harris
    106. 3.106 Don Harris
    107. 3.107 Hacksaw Jim Duggan
    108. 3.108 Chris Adams
    109. 3.109 Reggie White
    110. 3.110 Rick Fuller
    111. 3.111 El Dandy
    112. 3.112 Chip Minton
    113. 3.113 Mark Hildreth
    114. 3.114 Evan Karagias
    115. 3.115 Lizmark Jr.
    116. 3.116 Sgt Craig Pitmann
    117. 3.117 Chad Fortune
    118. 3.118 Steve Armstrong
    119. 3.119 Lodi / Idol (Brad Cain)
    120. 3.120 John Nord
    121. 3.121 The Demon / Dale Torborg
    122. 3.122 Hector Garza
    123. 3.123 Rick Martel
    124. 3.124 Bobby Blaze
    125. 3.125 The Wall
    126. 3.126 Joe Gomez
    127. 3.127 Lash LeRoux / Corporal Cajun
    128. 3.128 John M.
    129. 3.129 Carl Ouellet
    130. 3.130 Jacques Rougeau
    131. 3.131 Marty Jannetty
    132. 3.132 Chuck Palumbo
    133. 3.133 Erik Watts
    134. 3.134 Colonel Parker
    135. 3.135 Damien / Galaxy
    136. 3.136 Crowbar (Devon Storm)
    137. 3.137 James Vanderburg
    138. 3.138 Scott Putski
    139. 3.139 Emory Hale / Hale / Hail
    140. 3.140 The Gambler
    141. 3.141 Mean Mike (Disorderly Conduct)
    142. 3.142 Villano IV
    143. 3.143 Michael Winner
    144. 3.144 Shawn Stasiak
    145. 3.145 Kirt Hankton
    146. 3.146 Mark Jindrak
    147. 3.147 Elix Skipper
    148. 3.148 Danny Faqir
    149. 3.149 Greg Valentine
    150. 3.150 Kendall Windham
    151. 3.151 Johnny Swinger
    152. 3.152 Mike Sanders
    153. 3.153 El Gato (Pat Tanaka)
    154. 3.154 Wayne Bloom
    155. 3.155 Shane Helms
    156. 3.156 Sam Greco
    157. 3.157 Kwee Wee (Allan Funk)
    158. 3.158 Cyclope
    159. 3.159 Jim Powers
    160. 3.160 Jamie Knoble
    161. 3.161 Chad Brock
    162. 3.162 Sean O'Haire
    163. 3.163 Reno / Rick Cornell
    164. 3.164 Scott Chasser
    165. 3.165 Mikey Whipwreck
    166. 3.166 Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero)
    167. 3.167 Kevin Tilton
    168. 3.168 Road Warrior Hawk
    169. 3.169 Brian Pillman
    170. 3.170 Scott Armstrong
    171. 3.171 BlitzKrieg
    172. 3.172 Bob Sapp
    173. 3.173 Villano V
    174. 3.174 4x4
    175. 3.175 Horshu
    176. 3.176 Kid Romeo
    177. 3.177 Shaggy 2 Dope
    178. 3.178 Jacobus Strauss
    179. 3.179 Spyder 
    180. 3.180 Max Muscle
    181. 3.181 Bret Hanmer
    182. 3.182 Johnny Green
    183. 3.183 The Great Muta
    184. 3.184 Chris Daniels
    185. 3.185 Sonny Siaki
    186. 3.186 Hardbody Harrison
    187. 3.187 Johnny the Bull
    188. 3.188 Dick Slater
    189. 3.189 Al Green
    190. 3.190 Yun Yang (James Yun)
    191. 3.191 Luther Biggs (Luther Wilson)
    192. 3.192 Kevin Northcutt
    193. 3.193 Ralphus
    194. 3.194 Steve Sharpe
    195. 3.195 CJ Spencer
    196. 3.196 Troy Endres
    197. 3.197 Bunkhouse Buck
    198. 3.198 Mark Starr
    199. 3.199 Swoll
    200. 3.200 Chase Tatum
    201. 3.201 Joey Maggs
    202. 3.202 Stevie Richards
    203. 3.203 Steve Austin
    204. 3.204 Tough Tom
    205. 3.205 Bill Sullivan
    206. 3.206 Louie Spicolli
    207. 3.207 Jeremy Lopez
    208. 3.208 J. Biggs
    209. 3.209 Joey Matthews / Joey Mercury
    210. 3.210 Jet Jaguar
    211. 3.211 Christian York
    212. 3.212 Marcial Davis
    213. 3.213 Scotty O
    214. 3.214 Vader
    215. 3.215 Paul Orndorff
    216. 3.216 Renegade
    217. 3.217 Ricky Morton
    218. 3.218 One Man Gang
    219. 3.219 Ryan Forrester
    220. 3.220 Shark Boy
    221. 3.221 Brett Yokley
    222. 3.222 David Heath
    223. 3.223 Appollo
    224. 3.224 Bruno Sammartino
    225. 3.225 Lanny Poffo
    226. 3.226 Thomas P.
    227. 3.227 Mike Modest
    228. 3.228 Gregory John Hunke
    229. 3.229 AJ Styles
    230. 3.230 Ricky Steamboat
    231. 3.231 Marc Blondin
    232. 3.232 Aaron B.
    233. 3.233 David Flair
    234. 3.234 Kimberly Page
    235. 3.235 Terry Funk
    236. 3.236 Dustin Rhodes
    237. 3.237 Shannon Moore
    238. 3.238 Ralphus
    239. 3.239 Mark "Slick" Johnson
    240. 3.240 Theodore Harris
    241. 3.241 Percy Miller
    242. 3.242 Ciclope / Halloween 
    243. 3.243 Craig Mally
    244. 3.244 Lenita Erickson
    245. 3.245 Chris Harris
    246. 3.246 Chris Candido
    247. 3.247 Allison Pfau
    248. 3.248 Carol Pedigo
    249. 3.249 Jason Cross (Jason Massengale)
    250. 3.250 Mark Coleman
    251. 3.251 Bryan Johnson
    252. 3.252 Mickey Hensen
    253. 3.253 Byron Green
    254. 3.254 Steve Allen
    255. 3.255 Matthew Baum
    256. 3.256 Cameron Beach
    257. 3.257 Nikola Bobic
    258. 3.258 Tony Byron Carr
    259. 3.259 Twanta Maurice Craig
    260. 3.260 Jason Matthew Daniel
    261. 3.261 Joey Frederick Denson III
    262. 3.262 Rico Dixon
    263. 3.263 Billy C. Dreer
    264. 3.264 Phap Minh Doung
    265. 3.265 Sean Charles Evans
    266. 3.266 John Greene
    267. 3.267 Charles I. Groegler
    268. 3.268 Mark Guthrie
    269. 3.269 Paul Lewis Knox
    270. 3.270 Charles M. Lee
    271. 3.271 Wondell Le Flore
    272. 3.272 Robert S. Loewen
    273. 3.273 Craig Mally / Craig O'Malley
    274. 3.274 David Maria
    275. 3.275 Ken Moore
    276. 3.276 Michael Brady Nimmons
    277. 3.277 Stephen Oliveira
    278. 3.278 Bounthan Saengsiphan
    279. 3.279 Lester Speight
    280. 3.280 Courtright Thurber
    281. 3.281 James Thurber
    282. 3.282 Mark Tipton
    283. 3.283 Charles Franklin Walker
    284. 3.284 Bradley J. Walker Sr.
    285. 3.285 Joe Watkins
    286. 3.286 Curtis L. White
    287. 3.287 William Worthen
    288. 3.288 Darron Easterling
    289. 3.289 Chris Wright
    290. 3.290 Wesley "Shane" Wright
    291. 3.291 Charlie Norris
    292. 3.292 Pez Whatley
    293. 3.293 Leo Burke
    294. 3.294 Rick Reeves
    295. 3.295 Thunderbolt Patterson
    296. 3.296 Rocky King
    297. 3.297 Super Calo
    298. 3.298 Barry Houston
    299. 3.299 Ashley Hudson
    300. 3.300 Johnny Boone
    301. 3.301 Shiima Nobunaga
    302. 3.302 Loch Ness
    303. 3.303 Larry Santo
    304. 3.304 Butch Long
    305. 3.305 Air Paris
    306. 3.306 Mike Rapada
    307. 3.307 Manny Fernandez
    308. 3.308 Rex King
    309. 3.309 Steve Doll
    310. 3.310 Ricky Santana
    311. 3.311 Kory Williams
    312. 3.312 Mike Tolbert
    313. 3.313 Mike Winner
    314. 3.314 JC Ice
    315. 3.315 Wolfie D
    316. 3.316 Nick Dinsmore
    317. 3.317 Robbie Brookside
    318. 3.318 Kurasawa
    319. 3.319 Violent J
    320. 3.320 Sonny Trout
    321. 3.321 Rick Thames
    322. 3.322 Jushin Thunder Liger
    323. 3.323 Julio Sanchez
    324. 3.324 Dean Power
    325. 3.325 Dave Power
    326. 3.326 Robert Gibson
    327. 3.327 Doc Dean
    328. 3.328 Frankie Lancaster
    329. 3.329 Masahiro Chono
    330. 3.330 David Burkhead
    331. 3.331 Big T (Ahmed Johnson)
    332. 3.332 Hector Guerrero
    333. 3.333 Bull Pain
    334. 3.334 Tokyo Magnum
    335. 3.335 Road Warrior Animal
    336. 3.336 Yuji Nagata
    337. 3.337 Kevin Sullivan
    338. 3.338 Jerry Lynn
    339. 3.339 Roadblock
    340. 3.340 Fidel Sierra
    341. 3.341 Adrian Byrd
    342. 3.342 Tony Mamaluke
    343. 3.343 Christopher Daniels
    344. 3.344 Doug Dellinger
    345. 3.345 Gene Okerlund
    346. 3.346 Tony Schiavone
    347. 3.347 Mike Tenay
    348. 3.348 Charles Robinson
    349. 3.349 Mark Madden
    350. 3.350 Eric Bischoff
    351. 3.351 Vince Russo
    352. 3.352 Nick Patrick
  4. 4 Wrestler Data - Women
    1. 4.1 Miss Elizabeth
    2. 4.2 Rhonda Singh
    3. 4.3 Little Jeanne
    4. 4.4 Malia Hosaka
    5. 4.5 Akira Hokuto
    6. 4.6 Major Gunns
    7. 4.7 Mona (Miss Madness / Molly Holly)
    8. 4.8 Ann-Marie Crooks (Midnight)
    9. 4.9 Daffney
    10. 4.10 Asya
    11. 4.11 Torrie Wilson
    12. 4.12 Alicia Webb / Symphony
    13. 4.13 Stacy Keibler (Miss Hancock)
    14. 4.14 Leia Meow
    15. 4.15 Madusa
    16. 4.16 Nitro Girl - Payton (Clare Cutrufello)
    17. 4.17 Nitro Girl - Baby (Shannon McNell)
    18. 4.18 Nitro Girl - Chameleon (Carmel Macklin)
    19. 4.19 Nitro Girl - Tygress (Vanessa Bozman-Sanchez)
    20. 4.20 Nitro Girl - Chiquita (Chiquita Adams)
    21. 4.21 Nitro Girl - Chae (Chae An)
    22. 4.22 Nitro Girl - Spice (Melissa Bellin)
    23. 4.23 Nitro Girl - Starr (Jennifer Bancale)
    24. 4.24 Nitro Girl - AC Jazz (Amy Crawford)
    25. 4.25 Denise Riffle (Chastity)
    26. 4.26 Paisley (Sharmell)
  5. 5 Powerplant
  6. 6 1991 Data
    1. 6.1 Ranger Ross
    2. 6.2 1991 Data
  7. 7 Related Lawsuits


Introduction

As part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against World Championship Wrestling (CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:00-cv-00368-CC Onoo v . World Championship Wrestling, Inc ., Turner Sports., Turner released payroll records 1996-2000 and a copy of the Talent Contract Database as of May 2000.

(Full list of Plaintiffs were Marcial Davis, Lester Speight, Darron Easterling, Harrison Norris, William Worthen, Bobby Walker, Kazuo Onoo, Claude Patterson, Rick Reeves, and Bouthan Saengisphan.)

Here is a copy of the WCW lawsuit documents.

The 1996-2000 payroll documents were filed with the court on 10/10/2002 and explained as: "Attached here to as Exhibit A is a chart identifying each male wrestler who entered into a wrestling contract with WCW for the period 1996 through 2000, and providing compensation information regarding salary, merchandising revenue and licensing revenue for each wrestler by year, as determined from documents and information currently available to UWC."

These documents have since been transcribed through the efforts of many people.

This information was largely compiled and analyzed by David Bixenspan (@davidbix) and Chris Harrington (@mookieghana).

There was enormous help from many others including @drappstar, @jquinn0501, @1053Ridge, @cpawrestles, @WhooWrestling, @HelloMrKearns, @RTLeone, @Dancing_Mad, and Chester.
You can see the original spreadsheet we used to transcribe the data.

(*) The payroll numbers for 2000 do not seem to represent an entire year.

Questions? Comments? 
Contact Chris Harrington at chris.harrington@gmail.com / @mookieghana (twitter).

Overall Pay by Wrestler

  • In 1996, 90 wrestlers made $10,000 or more.
  • In 1997, 125 wrestlers made $10,000 or more.
  • In 1998, 124 wrestlers made $10,000 or more.
  • In 1999, 157 wrestlers made $10,000 or more. 
    • In June 1999, WCW provided a list of 147 wrestlers, announcers, referees and trainees to Trimfast as part of a SEC filing.
    • That list dropped to 133 people in the December 1999 SEC filing for Trimfast.
  • In mid-2000, 124 wrestlers made $10,000 or more.

Row Labels 1996 1997 1998 1999 mid-2000 Grand Total
Hulk Hogan $1,969,062 $477,113 $3,788,061 $4,610,062 $2,326,744 $13,171,042
Bill Goldberg $20,143 $116,820 $511,148 $5,191,132 $3,060,217 $8,899,460
Bret Hart $43,945 $2,694,857 $2,600,164 $1,415,107 $6,754,074
Randy Savage $743,492 $1,927,932 $1,570,692 $1,636,128 $223,888 $6,102,133
Sting $87,740 $960,147 $1,064,940 $1,963,892 $1,969,089 $6,045,809
Kevin Nash $336,261 $756,087 $1,518,979 $1,485,478 $1,864,062 $5,960,868
Lex Luger $443,993 $726,006 $831,843 $1,371,899 $1,380,139 $4,753,880
Scott Hall $379,295 $669,486 $1,423,194 $848,127 $858,344 $4,178,446
Diamond Dallas Page $149,647 $12,088 $365,542 $1,325,405 $1,422,028 $3,274,710
Roddy Piper $185,206 $661,578 $689,811 $718,196 $435,638 $2,690,428
Scott Steiner $156,213 $340,642 $324,752 $696,407 $853,271 $2,371,285
Booker T $154,294 $236,413 $265,529 $640,303 $743,747 $2,040,285
Ric Flair $513,968 $488,412 $780,259 $20,365 $151,308 $1,954,313
Konnan $92,757 $255,791 $412,981 $510,055 $452,905 $1,724,489
Dennis Rodman $500,000 $1,174,814 $1,674,814
Rick Steiner $156,213 $330,452 $336,224 $176,935 $621,263 $1,621,087
Stevie Ray $154,451 $238,977 $264,231 $641,665 $309,102 $1,608,427
Sid Vicious $633,531 $892,459 $1,525,990
Buff Bagwell $136,980 $190,697 $256,659 $390,086 $407,167 $1,381,589
Curt Hennig $203,698 $471,876 $485,595 $182,633 $1,343,802
Alex Wright $134,384 $169,499 $231,784 $388,206 $393,774 $1,317,647
Eddie Guerrero $131,225 $257,097 $292,319 $509,553 $42,737 $1,232,932
Giant $238,401 $325,833 $447,136 $136,494 $60,748 $1,208,613
Rey Mysterio Jr $37,042 $154,697 $232,269 $387,775 $364,883 $1,176,666
Scott Norton $195,328 $233,747 $306,083 $384,474 $17,904 $1,137,536
Kevin Greene $116,000 $430,000 $520,000 $1,066,000
Dean Malenko $128,545 $256,889 $262,080 $291,592 $56,780 $995,888
Jim Duggan $186,406  $210,301 $181,844 $180,738 $173,901 $933,190
Bryan Clark $101,712 $165,175 $180,159 $227,099 $225,101 $899,247
Meng $153,291 $164,308 $195,022 $207,668 $172,037 $892,327
Ernest Miller $35,143 $147,042 $47,847 $318,283 $344,002 $892,317
Chris Benoit $106,996 $180,314 $222,055 $353,427 $29,337 $892,129
Chris Kanyon $43,382 $104,735 $209,039 $274,235 $246,315 $877,706
Jeff Jarrett $62,788 $188,394 $74,452 $539,972 $865,606
Steve McMichael $202,488 $270,409 $261,837 $123,757 $4,485 $862,976
Bill DeMott $103,210 $143,564 $143,303 $199,437 $245,978 $835,493
Billy Kidman $19,883 $38,741 $130,464 $297,974 $326,969 $814,031
Bam Bam Bigelow $24,153 $342,574 $429,632 $796,359
Brian Knobbs $242,269 $159,635 $1 $187,602 $183,767 $773,273
Disco Inferno $84,641 $42,596 $108,534 $229,834 $294,936 $760,542
Mike Rotunda $119,382 $149,569 $157,432 $162,305 $151,175 $739,864
Brian Adams $233,400 $269,307 $227,853 $730,560
Sonny Onoo $99,311 $163,313 $221,644 $205,658 $15,668 $705,593
Tank Abbott $80,137 $624,259 $704,396
Arn Anderson $200,600 $233,694 $236,379 $26,930 $2,517 $700,120
Disciple $149,920 $149,553 $183,338 $208,074 $46 $690,930
Chavo Guerrero Jr $48,073 $84,767 $142,934 $203,258 $208,214 $687,246
Horace Hogan $56,568 $124,658 $131,672 $221,887 $139,599 $674,383
Barbarian $71,548 $149,549 $163,409 $196,179 $84,981 $665,666
Raven $120,542 $270,439 $245,377 $26,425 $662,782
Chris Jericho $50,590 $164,496 $240,358 $175,116 $30,205 $660,764
Ray Traylor $202,938 $204,429 $234,046 $641,413
Rick Rude $296,472 $44,360 $297,305 $638,137
Glacier $66,695 $150,466 $171,755 $188,120 $25,479 $602,516
Jerry Sags $241,986 $359,268 $1 $601,255
Fit Finlay $17,050 $20,600 $135,135 $257,368 $166,438 $596,591
Steven Regal $149,530 $226,903 $94,819 $95,224 $26,418 $592,894
Rocco Rock $81,479 $260,044 $175,520 $67,220 $584,263
Perry Saturn $53,781 $167,131 $302,983 $33,988 $557,882
Scotty Riggs $51,136 $116,483 $166,878 $207,842 $7,856 $550,195
Shane Douglas $172,058 $328,527 $500,584
Jeff Farmer $34,370 $83,699 $134,251 $144,043 $103,729 $500,092
Johnny Grunge $81,135 $160,165 $172,436 $62,871 $476,607
Van Hammer $9,007 $136,284 $225,770 $97,349 $468,410
Barry Windham $950 $64,394 $358,054 $41,832 $465,230
Vampiro $41,554 $131,210 $282,223 $454,988
Juventud Guerrera $4,331 $61,464 $127,393 $161,169 $99,893 $454,250
Brad Armstrong $54,349 $85,107 $103,815 $128,015 $79,975 $451,261
Psychosis $7,279 $43,283 $122,923 $187,250 $73,270 $434,004
Vincent $27,010 $109,454 $112,555 $154,985 $11,900 $415,904
Prince Iaukea $8,240 $46,709 $53,521 $213,452 $88,077 $409,999
Ice-Train $73,319 $93,409 $81,064 $158,104 $405,895
Bobby Eaton $88,709 $76,970 $81,250 $98,114 $58,913 $403,956
Ultimo Dragon $120,488 $142,125 $132,587 $32 $395,232
Bobby Walker $70,012 $94,671 $33,843 $99,980 $95,870 $394,377
Syxx $66,400 $261,453 $60,052 $3,476 $1 $391,382
Lance Storm $383,666 $383,666
Mike Enos $77,724 $80,567 $105,926 $112,075 $376,292
John Tenta $239,449 $130,137 $369,586
Hak $87,384 $253,603 $11,331 $352,317
Barry Darsow $40,274 $154,246 $153,194 $347,714
Davey Boy Smith $263,391 $75,682 $339,073
Kenny Kaos $16,842 $77,080 $70,091 $131,106 $21,612 $316,732
Sick Boy $54,602 $111,427 $143,638 $46 $309,714
Dave Taylor $43,911 $85,662 $36,635 $116,134 $11,301 $293,644
Master P $293,000 $293,000
Dusty Rhodes $165,552 $108,380 $16,496 $290,428
Jerry Flynn $2,100 $20,707 $50,271 $117,376 $91,624 $282,078
Robbie Rage $17,315 $77,080 $7,209 $148,780 $31,596 $281,981
Mike Awesome $279,578 $279,578
Norman Smiley $100,650 $175,188 $275,837
Terry Taylor $146,299 $124,056 $270,355
Big Vito $21,863 $243,641 $265,504
Barry Horowitz $15,956 $33,536 $211,174 $3,480 $264,146
Jim Neidhart $221,310 $34,548 $46 $255,904
La Parka $3,967 $45,827 $67,470 $111,880 $22,557 $251,700
Silver King $29,438 $67,344 $86,880 $67,870 $251,532
Kaz Hayashi $41,033 $102,939 $102,762 $246,734
Kevin Kelly $144,361 $100,393 $244,754
Maestro $26,232 $87,439 $87,105 $39,083 $239,859
Sgt Buddy Lee Parker $56,052 $65,719 $67,093 $39,267 $228,131
Reese $36,151 $87,636 $87,379 $16,330 $227,496
Bobby Duncum Jr $46,909 $158,291 $20,807 $226,007
Lenny Lane $15,232 $37,485 $45,200 $123,882 $221,800
Ron Harris $15,991 $200,483 $216,473
Don Harris $15,991 $200,410 $216,400
Chris Adams $20,260 $76,848 $107,821 $4,558 $209,487
Reggie White $209,000 $209,000
Rick Fuller $22,307 $39,519 $75,244 $60,285 $197,355
El Dandy $17,032 $50,332 $66,696 $56,555 $190,615
Chip Minton $31,290 $40,229 $54,337 $59,321 $185,177
Evan Karagias $230 $33,327 $71,365 $78,188 $183,110
Lizmark Jr $34,505 $44,392 $85,988 $9,112 $173,997
Sgt Craig Pittman $99,683 $70,459 $2 $170,143
Chad Fortune $34,000 $55,913 $79,040 $168,954
Steve Armstrong $12,740 $22,629 $33,632 $43,523 $55,719 $168,243
Lodi $76,324 $27,132 $63,695 $167,151
John Nord $40,274 $122,200 $162,474
Dale Torborg $18,543 $43,180 $59,942 $38,315 $159,980
Hector Garza $24,869 $66,996 $62,948 $4,833 $159,645
Rick Martel $48,329 $110,087 $158,416
Bobby Blaze $17,452 $66,877 $63,520 $7,835 $155,684
Wall $27,795 $125,031 $152,826
Joe Gomez $80,617 $67,301 $1,500 $149,418
Lash LeRoux $4,344 $51,808 $89,152 $145,304
John M $54,606 $89,795 $144,401
Carl Ouellet $45,977 $91,953 $1,500 $139,430
Jacques Rougeau $46,007 $92,537 $138,545
Marty Jannetty $10,676 $117,252 $9,945 $137,873
Chuck Palumbo $26,151 $111,624 $137,775
Erik Watts $48,511 $84,047 $132,558
Col Robert Parker $71,514 $58,356 $900 $130,770
Damien $4,147 $46,017 $63,702 $15,092 $128,958
Crowbar $900 $1,750 $123,355 $126,005
James Vandenberg $38,310 $46,214 $40,546 $125,071
Scott Putski $54,241 $68,472 $122,713
Emory Hale $2,500 $52,379 $67,504 $122,383
Gambler $32,390 $31,200 $32,409 $22,698 $118,696
Mean Mike $9,700 $18,630 $38,141 $48,473 $114,944
Villano IV $2,372 $45,839 $64,454 $112,665
Mike Winner $37,466 $22,578 $23,416 $28,890 $112,350
Shawn Stasiak $111,545 $111,545
Kirt Hankton $108,493 $108,493
Mark Jindrak $120 $28,251 $77,206 $105,577
Elix Skipper $1,548 $29,188 $74,606 $105,342
Daniel Faquir $32,260 $70,821 $103,081
Greg Valentine $5,980 $73,445 $20,342 $99,768
Kendall Windham $20,137 $77,135 $97,272
Johnny Swinger $1,425 $22,093 $37,480 $35,410 $96,408
Mike Sanders $3,398 $20,919 $70,641 $94,958
Pat Tanaka $45,137 $41,978 $500 $87,615
Wayne Bloom $13,341 $73,207 $86,548
Shane Helms $28,110 $57,728 $85,838
Sam Greco $84,852 $84,852
Alan Funk $16,933 $65,207 $82,140
Ciclope $58,149 $23,564 $81,714
Jim Powers $16,337 $20,000 $21,310 $23,980 $81,627
Jamie Knoble $19,356 $62,042 $81,398
Chad Brock $51,858 $28,351 $80,208
Sean O'Haire $3,248 $74,985 $78,233
Scott Chasser $16,529 $32,140 $27,442 $76,111
Reno $16,353 $59,651 $76,003
Mikey Whipwreck $74,998 $74,998
Johnny B Badd $69,186 $3,134 $1,500 $73,820
Kevin T $13,862 $58,532 $72,394
Road Warrior Hawk $72,112 $72,112
Brian Pillman $71,830 $71,830
Scott Armstrong $12,440 $23,379 $32,720 $68,539
BlitzKrieg $400 $63,749 $3,832 $67,980
Bob Sapp $1,710 $65,544 $67,253
Villano V $14,613 $50,978 $65,591
4x4 $50,411 $13,995 $64,406
Horshu $54,752 $2,877 $57,629
Kid Romeo $22,620 $34,852 $57,472
Shaggy 2 Dope $57,233 $57,233
Jacobus Strauss $54,327 $54,327
Spyder $7,276 $46,109 $53,385
Maxx Muscle $31,075 $21,514 $52,589
Bret Hamner $51,573 $51,573
Johnny Green $16,028 $32,120 $48,149
Great Muta $47,843 $47,843
Christopher Daniels $44,473 $44,473
Sonny Siaki $19,404 $24,392 $43,796
Hardbody Harrison $1,515 $12,475 $5,825 $22,895 $42,710
Johnny the Bull $41,556 $41,556
Dick Slater $39,256 $39,256
Al Green $2,600 $19,931 $14,483 $37,014
James Yun $8,719 $27,511 $36,230
Luther Biggs $23,795 $10,110 $33,904
Kevin Northcutt $3,400 $29,733 $33,133
Ralphus $1,750 $4,490 $26,240 $32,480
Steve Sharpe $32,433 $32,433
CJ Spencer $19,356 $12,789 $32,145
Troy Endres $32,058 $32,058
Bunkhouse Buck $20,321 $11,000 $31,321
Mark Starr $31,300 $31,300
Swoll $30,890 $30,890
Chase Tatum $5,600 $24,590 $30,190
Joey Maggs $3,050 $19,229 $7,200 $29,479
Stevie Richards $29,362 $29,362
Steve Austin $29,000 $29,000
Tough Tom $9,400 $18,630 $28,030
Bill Sullivan $27,567 $27,567
Louie Spicolli $17,452 $9,948 $27,400
Jeremy Lopez $19,356 $5,809 $25,165
J Biggs $23,500 $23,500
Joey Matthews $21,069 $2,096 $23,165
Jet Jaguar $17,384 $3,329 $20,713
Christian York $17,247 $2,096 $19,343
Marcial Davis $254 $17,468 $17,722
Scotty O $16,766 $16,766
Big Van Vader $10,749 $4,702 $15,451
Paul Orndorff $5,753 $6,411 $12,165
Renegade $10,488 $10,488
Ricky Morton $10,480 $10,480
One Man Gang $10,000 $10,000
Ryan Forrester $8,719 $8,719
Shark Boy $8,144 $458 $8,602
Brett Yokley $8,377 $8,377
David Heath $7,200 $7,200
Appollo $6,011 $6,011
Luther Wilson $5,700 $5,700
Bruno Sammartino $5,000 $5,000
Lanny Poffo $4,521 $4,521
Thomas P $2,339 $2,339
Mike Modest $2,000 $2,000
Gregory Hunke $1,850 $1,850
AJ Styles $1,300 $1,300
Ricky Steamboat $960 $960
Marc Blondin $550 $550
Aaron B $500 $500
Masahiro Chono

Wrestler Data - Men

Hulk Hogan

Terry G. Bolea (Wrestler) -- Hulk Hogan 
Start: 05/29/1998, End: 05/28/2002 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days 
"see contract"


Payroll Information (since everyone asks whether 1997 is a typo)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Hulk Hogan $11,489,700 $1,505,271 $176,072 $13,171,042
1996 $1,930,436 $17,876 $20,750 $1,969,062
1997 $330,044 $94,656 $52,413 $477,113
1998 $3,635,969 $111,946 $40,147 $3,788,061
1999 $3,756,228 $832,988 $20,846 $4,610,062
2000* $1,837,024 $447,805 $41,916 $2,326,744

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". Note was "Premium fee. No. Cameo possibility?"

Hulk Hogan sued World Championship Wrestling due to the WCW Bash at the Beach PPV in July 2000. Case was decided in January 2005.

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Hulk Hogan 23 19 40 35 24 141
PPV 7 7 8 6 5 33
TV 15 8 22 18 19 82
OTHER 1 4 10 11   26

Bill Goldberg

Bill Goldberg (Wrestler) -- Goldberg
Start: 07/01/1999, End: 06/30/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $2,500,000 / Year Two: $2,500,000 / Year Three: $2,500,000 / Year Four: $3,500,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 175 max days/ See contract for PPV bonus.
Signing Bonus: $0


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bill Goldberg $7,625,306 $1,232,280 $41,874 $8,899,460
1996 $20,143 $20,143
1997 $116,820 $116,820
1998 $462,087 $32,783 $16,278 $511,148
1999 $4,650,009 $531,121 $10,003 $5,191,132
2000* $2,376,247 $668,376 $15,593 $3,060,217
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". Goldberg was considered to have a "premium" fee.

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Goldberg   16 143 90 54 303
PPV   1 8 10 7 26
TV   10 73 40 38 161
OTHER   5 62 40 9 116

Bret Hart

Contract was terminated in October 2000 -- see 10/31/00 memo

Bret Hart (Wrestler) -- Bret Hart
Start: 12/01/1997, End: 11/30/2002 [No Rollover]
Year Three: $2,500,000 / Year Four: $2,500,000 / Year Five: $2,500,000  
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days 
All Events: $6,500 (over 125 days)
Bonus: $100,000 (reimbursement for disability up to $100k)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bret Hart $6,576,933 $173,955 $3,186 $6,754,074
1997 $43,945 $43,945
1998 $2,660,554 $33,477 $827 $2,694,857
1999 $2,560,888 $39,207 $69 $2,600,164
2000* $1,311,546 $101,272 $2,290 $1,415,107
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". Bret was listed as "$100k or less as alternative to Goldberg or part of 'Rescue Posse'. To  be scripted"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bret Hart     65 53 6 124
PPV     8 4   12
TV     26 26 2 54
OTHER     31 23 4 58

Randy Savage


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Randy Savage $5,746,215 $330,562 $25,356 $6,102,133
1996 $723,613 $19,879 $743,492
1997 $1,920,170 $6,682 $1,079 $1,927,932
1998 $1,542,680 $23,938 $4,075 $1,570,692
1999 $1,416,464 $219,407 $257 $1,636,128
2000* $143,288 $80,535 $66 $223,888
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "No. Opening scene only, 7-11 with Slim Jim?"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Randy Savage 86 46 34 24 3 193
PPV 7 9 7 3   26
TV 40 17 22 13 2 94
OTHER 39 20 5 8 1 73

Sting

Steven Borden (Wrestler) -- Sting 
Start: 01/02/1999, End: 01/01/2002 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $1,500,000 / Year Three: $1,500,0000 cycle / 0 days notice / 175 max days 
PPV Bonus: See Contract
Signing Bonus: $100,000


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sting $4,901,499 $1,033,467 $110,844 $6,045,809
1996 $72,205 $11,905 $3,630 $87,740
1997 $913,304 $17,007 $29,837 $960,147
1998 $936,190 $85,331 $43,420 $1,064,940
1999 $1,531,820 $414,497 $17,575 $1,963,892
2000* $1,447,980 $504,727 $16,382 $1,969,089
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "Premium fee. Lives in LA. TNT movie thru 10/15. Possible shooting date earlier?"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Sting 97 3 87 94 74 355
PPV 8 1 8 10 9 36
TV 56 1 35 27 50 169
OTHER 33 1 44 57 15 150

Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash (Wrestler) -- Kevin Nash
Start: 01/01/1997, End: 12/31/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Four: $1,450,000 / Year Five: $1,625,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days
Booking Service: $200,000 (1/1/99-12/31/01)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kevin Nash $5,416,341 $531,290 $13,237 $5,960,868
1996 $336,261 $336,261
1997 $752,576 $3,511 $756,087
1998 $1,475,128 $39,356 $4,495 $1,518,979
1999 $1,257,244 $226,550 $1,684 $1,485,478
2000* $1,595,131 $265,384 $3,547 $1,864,062
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" - "no longer required"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kevin Nash 38 51 100 41 78 308
PPV 7 8 10 8 9 42
TV 9 13 40 27 51 140
OTHER 22 30 50 6 18 126

Lex Luger

Lawrence Pfohl (Wrestler) -- The Total Package
Start: 04/14/1999, End: 04/13/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $1,200,000 / Year Two: $1,400,000 / Year Three: $1,500,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 175 max days
Signing Bonus: $250,000


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Lex Luger $4,584,426 $165,690 $3,764 $4,753,880
1996 $443,993 $443,993
1997 $701,373 $21,501 $3,132 $726,006
1998 $791,298 $39,969 $575 $831,843
1999 $1,321,705 $50,182 $12 $1,371,899
2000* $1,326,057 $54,037 $45 $1,380,139
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Lex Luger 130 97 148 31 90 496
PPV 11 9 8 4 10 42
TV 76 46 61 17 46 246
OTHER 43 42 79 10 34 208

Scott Hall

Contract was terminated in October 2000 -- see 10/31/00 memo

Scott Hall (Wrestler) -- Scott Hall
Start: 01/01/1997, End: 12/31/2001 [No Rollover]
Year One: $1,450,000 / Year Two: $1,525,000 /
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Scott Hall $4,005,072 $164,068 $9,306 $4,178,446
1996 $379,295 $379,295
1997 $664,948 $1,028 $3,511 $669,486
1998 $1,373,737 $44,966 $4,491 $1,423,194
1999 $771,758 $76,350 $19 $848,127
2000* $815,334 $41,724 $1,285 $858,344
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". Note was that Scott was a "Barry Bloom client"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Scott Hall 38 69 101 26 8 242
PPV 7 10 8 4 1 30
TV 9 30 48 18 4 109
OTHER 22 29 45 4 3 103

Diamond Dallas Page

Page Falkinburg (Wrestler) -- Diamond Dallas Page
Start: 02/02/1999, End: 02/01/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $1,150,000 / Year Two: $1,250,000 / Year Three: $1,350,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 150 max days
Signing Bonus: $150,000


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Diamond Dallas Page 2,703,596 $541,494 $29,620 $3,274,710
1996 $149,647 $149,647
1997 $12,088 $12,088
1998 $300,514 $49,054 $15,974 $365,542
1999 $1,076,557 $247,709 $1,139 $1,325,405
2000* $1,176,878 $244,731 $419 $1,422,028
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "Premium Fee. $100k or less as Nash"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
DDP 81 103 126 96 60 466
PPV 11 10 10 9 10 50
TV 46 49 56 44 36 231
OTHER 24 44 60 43 14 185

Roddy Piper

Roderick Toombs (Wrestler) -- Rowdy Roddy Piper
Start: 03/03/1999, End: 03/02/2002 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $750,000 / Year Three: $800,000 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 51 max days
Max: 6 pay per views, 45 other appearances. Must have 60 days notice.


March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Roddy Piper $2,654,323 $36,105 $2,690,428
1996 $185,206 $185,206
1997 $661,578 $661,578
1998 $688,074 $1,737 $689,811
1999 $686,571 $31,625 $718,196
2000* $432,894 $2,743 $435,638

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Roddy Piper 1 8 7 12 2 30
PPV 1 6 4 4   15
TV   2 3 8 2 15

Scott Steiner

Scott Rechsteiner (Wrestler) -- Scott Steiner
Start: 12/01/1998, End: 11/30/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $750,000 / Year Three: $750,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days
Performance Bonus: $90,000 for 1998


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Scott Steiner $2,193,342 $175,827 $2,117 $2,371,285
1996 $156,213 $156,213
1997 $329,964 $10,676 $2 $340,642
1998 $311,250 $13,474 $28 $324,752
1999 $663,846 $31,983 $578 $696,407
2000* $732,069 $119,693 $1,509 $853,271
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Scott Steiner 47 93 69 28 107 344
PPV 3 10 8 4 14 39
TV 29 46 45 15 75 210
OTHER 15 37 16 9 18 95

Booker T

Booker T. Huffman (Wrestler) -- Booker T
Start: 02/01/1999, End: 01/31/2002 [Like Duration]
/ Year Two: $700,000 / Year Three: $750,000
12 cycle / 90 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Booker T $1,970,346 $69,761 $177 $2,040,285
1996 $151,626 $2,668 $154,294
1997 $236,361 $33 $19 $236,413
1998 $260,682 $4,815 $33 $265,529
1999 $609,551 $30,654 $98 $640,303
2000* $712,127 $31,592 $27 $743,747

Booker T Wrestling Matches

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Booker T 84 91 101 116 107 499
PPV 8 8 9 9 12 46
TV 49 59 59 68 70 305
OTHER 27 24 33 39 25 148

Ric Flair

Contract increase negotiated in April 2000 - see 5/9/00 memo (Richard Fliehr)

Richard Fliehr (Wrestler) -- Ric Flair
Start: 02/16/2000, End: 02/15/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $500,000 / Year Two: $500,000 / Year Three: $500,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / max days/ See contract for maximum days.
House Nightly: $4,000
All TV Events: $5,000
PPV Bonus: $12,500
Performance Bonus: see contract
PR Appearance: see contract



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ric Flair $1,881,586 $72,018 $709 $1,954,313
1996 $513,968 $513,968
1997 $488,412 $488,412
1998 $742,035 $37,611 $613 $780,259
1999 $20,350 $15 $20,365
2000* $137,170 $14,056 $81 $151,308
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble". The note was "on extended leave".

Ric flair sued WCW in July 1998. Case ended in January 1999. [docket]

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ric Flair 102 44 27 84 48 305
PPV 8 7 2 7 7 31
TV 55 17 5 28 26 131
OTHER 39 20 20 49 15 143

Konnan

 Charles Ashenoff (Wrestler) -- Konnan 
   Start: 01/15/1999, End: 01/14/2002 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year Two: $570,000 / Year Three: $620,000
12 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Konnan $1,620,140 $99,004 $5,346 $1,724,489
1996 $92,757 $92,757
1997 $255,791 $255,791
1998 $391,970 $20,971 $40 $412,981
1999 $464,676 $40,380 $4,999 $510,055
2000* $414,946 $37,653 $306 $452,905

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Konnan 63 88 136 95 51 433
PPV 7 5 9 7 4 32
TV 39 61 79 47 38 264
OTHER 17 22 48 41 9 137

Dennis Rodman

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"
1st year salary: $1,000,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Dennis Rodman $1,674,814 $1,674,814
1998 $500,000 $500,000
1999 $1,174,814 $1,174,814

Dennis Rodman sued WCW in November 1998 in a contract dispute. Case ended in June 1999. [docket]

Rick Steiner

Robert Rechsteiner (Wrestler) -- Rick Steiner (Varsity Club)
Start: 12/01/1998, End: 11/30/2001 [No Rollover]
/ Year Two: $750,000 / Year Three: $750,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Rick Steiner $1,541,579 $79,479 $29 $1,621,087
1996 $156,213 $156,213
1997 $319,774 $10,676 $2 $330,452
1998 $323,580 $12,617 $28 $336,224
1999 $144,202 $32,733 $176,935
2000* $597,810 $23,454 -$1 $621,263
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "not available".

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Rick Steiner 65 96 67 91 54 373
PPV 5 10 6 7 3 31
TV 40 47 33 48 37 205
OTHER 20 39 28 36 14 137

Stevie Ray

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Negotiated decreased contract in November 1999 - $240,000 plus $2,000 for each day over 80 -- see 12/3/99 memo

 Lash Huffman (Wrestler) -- Harlem Heat - Stevie Ray
Start: 02/01/2000, End: 01/31/2003 [Like Duration]
Year One: $240,000 / Year Two: $240,000 / Year Three: $240,000
6 cycle / 90 days notice / 60 max days
All Events: $2,000 (over 60 days)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Stevie Ray $1,566,245 $41,980 $202 $1,608,427
1996 $151,783 $2,668 $154,451
1997 $238,880 $33 $63 $238,977
1998 $261,224 $2,975 $33 $264,231
1999 $609,551 $32,016 $98 $641,665
2000* $304,807 $4,288 $8 $309,102

Stevie Ray (Lash Huffman) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in June 2002; case ended in July 2003

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Stevie Ray 79 81 91 62 42 355
PPV 7 8 5 6 3 29
TV 45 49 48 37 23 202
OTHER 27 24 38 19 16 124

Sid Vicious

Sidney R. Eudy (Wrestler) -- Sid Vicious
Start: 06/09/1999, End: 06/08/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $800,000 / Year Two: $850,000 / Year Three: $900,000
12 cycle / 90 days notice / 180 max days
PPV Bonus: $50,000 (Year 1), $55,000 (Year 2), $60,000 (Year 3)

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sid Vicious $1,516,884 $8,460 $646 $1,525,990
1999 $633,531 $633,531
2000* $883,353 $8,460 $646 $892,459
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "Possible alternative to Nash, if DDP plays Goldberg."

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Sid Vicious       67 47 114
PPV       6 5 11
TV       41 28 69
OTHER       20 14 34

Buff Bagwell

Marcus Bagwell (Wrestler) -- Marcus Bagwell 
Start: 03/26/1998, End: 03/25/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Three: $400,0003 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Buff Bagwell $1,285,274 $91,922 $4,393 $1,381,589
1996 $136,980 $136,980
1997 $190,697 $190,697
1998 $236,140 $20,479 $40 $256,659
1999 $359,812 $28,995 $1,279 $390,086
2000* $361,645 $42,448 $3,074 $407,167

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Buff Bagwell 58 62 30 81 80 311
PPV 2 7 3 5 11 28
TV 40 36 16 52 55 199
OTHER 16 19 11 24 14 84

See the Pro-Wrestlers Contracts page for more about Buff's 1998 WCW and 2001 WWF contracts.

Curt Hennig

Curt Hennig (Wrestler) -- Curt Hennig
Start: 06/30/1997, End: 06/29/2000 [No Rollover]
Year Three: $425,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 175 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Curt Hennig $1,298,129 $45,664 $9 $1,343,802
1997 $203,698 $203,698
1998 $457,969 $13,867 $40 $471,876
1999 $457,654 $27,941 $485,595
2000* $178,809 $3,856 -$31 $182,633
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Curt Hennig   57 72 93 19 241
PPV   7 5 9 1 22
TV   34 40 51 12 137
OTHER   16 27 33 6 82

Alex Wright

Alex Wright (Wrestler) -- Berlyn
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2001 [No Rollover]
Year One: $375,000 / Year Two: $395,000 /
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 200 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Alex Wright $1,297,102 $20,467 $78 $1,317,647
1996 $134,384 $134,384
1997 $169,450 $49 $169,499
1998 $226,446 $5,308 $30 $231,784
1999 $375,611 $12,595 $388,206
2000* $391,211 $2,564 -$1 $393,774

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Alex Wright 69 87 64 30 36 286
PPV 2 5 4 3 2 16
TV 37 58 38 14 21 168
OTHER 30 24 22 13 13 102

Eddie Guerrero

(Eddie Guerrero left WCW in January 2000.)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Eddie Guerrero $1,146,808 $86,040 $84 $1,232,932
1996 $131,225 $131,225
1997 $246,419 $10,676 $1 $257,097
1998 $257,199 $35,095 $26 $292,319
1999 $473,615 $35,938 $509,553
2000* $38,350 $4,331 $57 $42,737

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Eddie Guerrero 86 88 90 49   313
PPV 6 8 6 4   24
TV 41 53 55 31   180
OTHER 39 27 29 14   109

The Giant

(Although Paul Wight went to WWF in Feb. 1999, he still was on the books for a Licensing payment in 2000.)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
The Giant $1,005,711 $201,210 $1,691 $1,208,613
1996 $238,401 $238,401
1997 $313,644 $11,081 $1,108 $325,833
1998 $399,930 $46,623 $583 $447,136
1999 $53,736 $82,758 $136,494
2000* $60,749 -$1 $60,748

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Giant 98 79 110 4   291
PPV 11 8 10     29
TV 45 32 47 1   125
OTHER 42 39 53 3   137

Rey Mysterio Jr.

Oscar Gutierrez (Wrestler) -- Rey Mysterio Jr.
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2001 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
/ Year Two: $400,000 / Year Three: $425,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 180 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Rey Mysterio Jr. $1,109,000 $65,541 $2,125 $1,176,666
1996 $37,042 $37,042
1997 $154,454 $243 $154,697
1998 $205,846 $26,157 $266 $232,269
1999 $355,538 $31,734 $504 $387,775
2000* $356,120 $7,650 $1,113 $364,883
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" - "To be scripted"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Rey Mysterio 43 74 42 144 87 390
PPV 8 8 5 9 7 37
TV 27 39 29 79 64 238
OTHER 8 27 8 56 16 115

Scott Norton

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Scott Norton $1,101,060 $36,439 $37 $1,137,536
1996 $195,328 $195,328
1997 $233,747 $233,747
1998 $301,143 $4,900 $40 $306,083
1999 $355,499 $28,975 $384,474
2000* $15,342 $2,564 -$3 $17,904

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Scott Norton 40 44 68 38   190
PPV 6 4 4     14
TV 27 29 37 23   116
OTHER 7 11 27 15   60

Kevin Greene


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kevin Greene $1,066,000 $1,066,000
1996 $116,000 $116,000
1997 $430,000 $430,000
1998 $520,000 $520,000

Dean Malenko

(Dean Malenko left WCW in January 2000.)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Dean Malenko $929,121 $66,640 $127 $995,888
1996 $128,545 $128,545
1997 $246,211 $10,676 $2 $256,889
1998 $248,496 $13,555 $29 $262,080
1999 $256,163 $35,371 $58 $291,592
2000* $49,706 $7,038 $37 $56,780

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Dean Malenko 77 116 93 115 8 409
PPV 8 8 6 10 1 33
TV 48 66 43 59 3 219
OTHER 21 42 44 46 4 157

Wrath / Bryan Clark

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

 Emmett Bryan Clark (Wrestler) -- Kronic - Bryan Clark 
   Start: 01/01/2000, End: 12/31/2001 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year One: $175,000 / Year Two: $175,000 
6 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days 
All Events: $2,000 (over 100 per year)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Wrath $875,315 $23,859 $73 $899,247
1996 $101,712 $101,712
1997 $165,175 $165,175
1998 $173,234 $6,897 $27 $180,159
1999 $214,588 $12,481 $30 $227,099
2000* $220,605 $4,481 $15 $225,101

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bryan Clark   34 62 16 81 193
PPV   4 3 1 9 17
TV   21 36 10 56 123
OTHER   9 23 5 16 53

See Pro-Wrestling Contracts page for more information about Bryan Clark's "Legends" contract with WWE.

Meng

Negotiated increase on contract in November 1999 ($175,000 plus $1,500 per day over 100 and $300 per day wrestling in Japan) -- see 12/3/99 memo

Tonga Fifita (Wrestler) -- Meng
Start: 08/01/1999, End: 07/30/2000 [New Deal Pending]
/ Year Two: $180,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Meng $846,092 $46,235 $ $892,327
1996 $153,291 $153,291
1997 $164,308 $164,308
1998 $178,692 $16,330 $195,022
1999 $177,810 $29,858 $207,668
2000* $171,991 $46 $172,037
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" - "not currently in script"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Meng 73 71 41 57 28 270
PPV 6 6 2 2 2 18
TV 56 44 23 44 17 184
OTHER 11 21 16 11 9 68

Ernest Miller

Ernest Miller (Wrestler) -- The Cat
Start: 02/01/1999, End: 01/31/2002 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $400,000 / Year Three: $450,000
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ernest Miller $879,667 $12,626 $24 $892,317
1996 $35,143 $35,143
1997 $147,042 $147,042
1998 $47,820 $27 $47,847
1999 $308,222 $10,061 $318,283
2000* $341,441 $2,564 -$3 $344,002

Ernest Miller (Ernest Miller) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in April 2002; case ended in July 2003

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ernest Miller   28 80 80 72 260
PPV   3 4 4 8 19
TV   18 35 44 49 146
OTHER   7 41 32 15 95

Chris Benoit

(Chris Benoit left WCW in January 2000.)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chris Benoit $781,525 $110,448 $156 $892,129
1996 $106,996 $106,996
1997 $169,412 $10,878 $24 $180,314
1998 $187,348 $34,662 $45 $222,055
1999 $317,769 $35,608 $50 $353,427
2000* $29,300 $37 $29,337

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chris Benoit 116 100 98 156 3 473
PPV 8 10 7 14 1 40
TV 71 62 56 81 1 271
OTHER 37 28 35 61 1 162

Chris Kanyon / Mortis

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Chris Klucsartis (Wrestler) -- Kanyon
Start: 04/24/1998, End: 04/23/2001 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $240,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chris Kanyon $844,020 $33,567 $119 $877,706
1996 $43,382 $43,382
1997 $104,735 $104,735
1998 $209,012 $27 $209,039
1999 $246,294 $27,941 $274,235
2000* $240,597 $5,626 $91 $246,315
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kanyon 20 44 69 41 43 217
PPV   5 3 3 5 16
TV 15 26 43 23 24 131
OTHER 5 13 23 15 14 70
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Jeff Jarrett

Contract added in October 1999 ($400,000) - see 11/1/99 Memo
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

 Jeff Jarrett (Wrestler) -- Jeff Jarrett
Start: 10/18/1999, End: 10/17/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $275,000 / Year Two: $300,000 / Year Three: $325,000
12 cycle / 30 days notice / 115 max days
All Events: $2,500 (over 115 days. Increases after 185 days.)
All Events: $3,000 (over 185 days. Must be approved by Jarrett.)
PPV Bonus: $7,500
Signing Bonus: $30,000




(Jeff Jarrett returned to WWF in October 1997. He returned to WCW in October 1999.)
Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jeff Jarrett $850,579 $10,676 $4,351 $865,606
1996 $62,788 $62,788
1997 $177,718 $10,676 $188,394
1999 $74,452 $74,452
2000* $535,621 $4,351 $539,972

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jeff Jarrett 24 105   22 138 289
PPV 4 8   3 15 30
TV 18 62   13 90 183
OTHER 2 35   6 33 76

Steve McMichael

Contract terminated in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Steve McMichael $840,651 $22,299 $26 $862,976
1996 $202,488 $202,488
1997 $270,409 $270,409
1998 $258,258 $3,551 $27 $261,837
1999 $109,496 $14,261 $123,757
2000* $4,486 -$1 $4,485

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Steve McMichael 13 76 54 15   158
PPV 4 12 3     19
TV 9 49 29 6   93
OTHER   15 22 9   46

Hugh Morrus / General E. Rection / Captain Rection

Demott, William C./Bill - Captain Rection
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2001 [One Year Terms Mutual]
Year Two: $250,000 / Year Three: $250,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days




Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Hugh Morrus $834,637 $855 $ $835,493
1996 $103,210 $103,210
1997 $143,564 $143,564
1998 $143,303 $143,303
1999 $198,628 $809 $199,437
2000* $245,931 $46 $245,978

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Hugh Morrus 47 61 36 79 89 312
PPV 2 5   3 9 19
TV 33 47 25 46 56 207
OTHER 12 9 11 30 24 86

Billy Kidman

1st year salary: $300,000 (increase from $125,000, see 6/9/99 memo)

Peter Gruner (Wrestler) -- Billy Kidman
Start: 02/22/1999, End: 06/21/2002 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $300,000 / Year Three: $325,000 / Year Four: $325,000
12 cycle / 90 days notice / 365 max days/ Year 4 salary pro-rated to shortened term.


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Billy Kidman $747,085 $66,779 $167 $814,031
1996 $19,883 $19,883
1997 $38,741 $38,741
1998 $114,114 $16,350 $130,464
1999 $269,811 $28,063 $101 $297,974
2000* $304,536 $22,366 $67 $326,969
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Billy Kidman 27 34 87 144 120 412
PPV     7 9 15 31
TV 24 29 50 74 80 257
OTHER 3 5 30 61 25 124

Bam Bam Bigelow

Scott C. Bigelow (Wrestler) -- Bam Bam Bigelow 
Start: 07/06/1999, End: 07/05/2002 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year One: $400,000 / Year Two: $425,000 / Year Three: $450,000
0 cycle / 90 days notice / 200 max days 



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bam Bam Bigelow $775,259 $21,077 $24 $796,359
1998 $24,153 $24,153
1999 $342,459 $98 $17 $342,574
2000* $408,646 $20,979 $7 $429,632
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bam Bam Bigelow     6 103 58 167
PPV       7 5 12
TV     3 44 35 82
OTHER     3 52 18 73

Brian Knobs

Contract added in March 1999 - see 3/31/99 Memo

Brian Yandrisovitz (Wrestler) -- Brian Knobs
Start: 03/16/1999, End: 03/14/2001 [No Rollover]
/ Year Two: $245,000 /
5 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Brian Knobs $761,309 $11,904 $60 $773,273
1996 $230,317 $11,904 $47 $242,269
1997 $159,623 $12 $159,635
1998 $1 $1
1999 $187,602 $187,602
2000* $183,767 $183,767

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Brian Knobs 70 3   60 35 168
PPV 4     6 3 13
TV 31 2   31 15 79
OTHER 35 1   23 17 76

Disco Inferno

Contract increased in March 1999 - see 3/31/99 Memo

Glenn Gilberti (Wrestler) -- Disco Inferno
Start: 03/08/1999, End: 03/07/2002 [Like Duration]
/ Year Two: $300,000 / Year Three: $350,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Disco Inferno $701,038 $59,505 -$1 $760,542
1996 $84,641 $84,641
1997 $42,596 $42,596
1998 $87,564 $20,971 $108,534
1999 $199,351 $30,483 $229,834
2000* $286,886 $8,051 -$1 $294,936
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Disco Inferno 61 38 110 104 61 374
PPV 3 3 7 7 3 23
TV 27 34 71 58 49 239
OTHER 31 1 32 39 9 112

Mike Rotunda

 Michael Lawrence Rotunda (Wrestler) -- Michael Wallstreet
Start: 10/12/1998, End: 10/11/2001 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $165,000 / Year Three: $175,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Michael Rotunda $739,864 $739,864
1996 $119,382 $119,382
1997 $149,569 $149,569
1998 $157,432 $157,432
1999 $162,305 $162,305
2000* $151,175 $151,175

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mike Rotunda 42 15 1 4 10 72
PPV 3 1   1   5
TV 28 9   3 3 43
OTHER 11 5 1   7 24

Brian Adams

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

 Brian Adams (Wrestler) -- Kronic - Brian Adams
  Start: 01/19/2000, End: 01/18/2002 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year One: $175,000 / Year Two: $175,000
6 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days
All events: $2,000 / Over 100 days per contract year.



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Brian Adams $681,391 $49,154 $15 $730,560
1998 $213,613 $19,787 $233,400
1999 $240,940 $28,367 $269,307
2000* $226,838 $1,000 $15 $227,853

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Brian Adams     68 46 86 200
PPV     3   9 12
TV     39 22 60 121
OTHER     26 24 17 67

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

James E. Duggan (Wrestler) -- Hacksaw Jim Duggan 
Start: 09/01/1999, End: 08/31/2001 [No Rollover]
Year One: $175,000 / Year Two: $175,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Hacksaw Jim Duggan $933,161
$28 $933,190
1996 $186,377   $28   $186,406
1997 $210,301      $201,301
1998 $181,844
  $181,844
1999 $180,738

$180,738
2000* $173,901 $173,901



Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jim Duggan 55 20 47 37 40 199
PPV 4 1   2 1 8
TV 34 16 28 19 23 120
OTHER 17 3 19 16 16 71

Sonny Onoo

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sonny Onoo $684,180 $21,414 -$1 $705,593
1996 $99,311 $99,311
1997 $163,313 $163,313
1998 $219,536 $2,108 $221,644
1999 $188,869 $16,788 $205,658
2000* $13,151 $2,518 -$1 $15,668
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

"Plaintiff Kazuo Onoo began providing services to WCW as an international consultant in the mid-1990s. Mr. Onoo possessed Japanese language skills and other business development skills and contacts that WCW believed would assist it in business endeavors it was conducting in Japan. Further, when Japanese wrestlers came to the United States to wrestle on WCW's programs, Mr. Onoo provided services as a translator and assisted with other administrative tasks and arrangements for the wrestlers to function in the United States and perform for WCW. During the course of his work as an international consultant, Mr. Onoo and WCW agreed that Mr. Onoo should begin to appear at wrestling events and on televised wrestling programs with some of these Japanese wrestlers as the wrestlers' "manager." Mr. Onoo began appearing as "Sonny Onoo," a character he created. Mr. Onoo was thereafter paired as the manager of some other wrestlers, some of Asian descent, and some not of Asian descent. Through 1998 and into 1999, Mr. Onoo appeared on numerous wrestling programs for WCW as a manager to different wrestlers. Mr. Onoo was highly compensated for his work, including receiving additional compensation for additional appearances beyond a minimal base appearance level, as set by his Independent Contractor Agreement with WCW. However, in 1999, some of the story lines Mr. Onoo was involved in began to become less popular or otherwise ran their course as wrestling story lines inevitably do. The wrestlers from Japan who Mr. Onoo "managed" only stayed in the United States for short periods of time (a few weeks or few months based on WCW's business agreements with them. In addition, other wrestlers Mr. Onoo "managed" became more and more successful with WCW audiences and more popular on their own, without a manager. Moreover, managers at WCW were used to serve as "mouthpieces" for wrestlers, to speak for them on camera and act on their behalf in on-camera interviews made part of the wrestling programming. In 1999, WCW decided to use wrestlers who could speak for themselves without managers, and WCW stopped creating roles for wrestler managers in the story lines of its wrestling programming as they had traditionally existed. WCW stopped using traditional wrestler managers altogether by the second-half of the year. After that time, wrestlers appeared either alone or with certain female on-camera talent portraying the roles of wives or girlfriends of the wrestlers who accompanied them but did not speak for the wrestlers. At the same time as Mr. Onoo's on-screen manager character had become unnecessary to WCW's story lines, the need for Mr. Onoo's services as an international consultant also ended due to a change in WCW's international business endeavors. Accordingly, Mr. Onoo received a letter from WCW dated November 3, 1999, informing him that his Agreement with WCW to provide services as an international consultant and an on-screen talent manager was being terminated in accordance with the terms of his Agreement. Mr. Onoo was paid through January 14, 2000, pursuant to the terms of his Agreement. This decision to terminate Mr. Onoo's Agreement with WCW was purely a business decision. WCW was trying to reduce its expenses, having gone through a recent downturn in its business. Mr. Onoo was highly compensated under his Agreement, receiving in excess of $300,000 during the preceding two years, but his services were no longer needed by WCW. The termination of Mr. Onoo's Agreement had nothing to do with Mr. Onoo's race or national origin. Rather, his termination was purely a business decision due to the lack of need for his further services. Mr. Onoo was paid all that he was entitled to receive for all of the services he provided to WCW.  All of the decisions made with regard to Mr. Onoo were legitimate business decisions based on WCW's business setting and future business goals. Furthermore, Mr. Onoo never complained to WCW about any alleged discriminatory or harassing decisions or comments being made to him by anyone at WCW, and WCW is unaware of any such conduct occurring at WCW during the relevant period of time. No decisions regarding Mr. Onoo have had anything to do with his race or national origin, and Mr. Onoo has not been subjected to any racial discrimination, harassment or retaliation by WCW. " - WCW statement on Sonny Onoo from June 2001

Sonny Onoo (Kazuo Onoo) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in Feb. 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Tank Abbott

Contract added in March 1999 - see 3/31/99 Memo

David Abbott (Wrestler) -- Tank Abbott
Start: 03/17/1999, End: 03/16/2002 [1 Year Terms Mutual]
Year Two: $650,000 / Year Three: $650,000
0 days notice / 365 max days



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Tank Abbott $704,396 $704,396
1999 $80,137 $80,137
2000* $624,259 $624,259

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Tank Abbott       4 51 55
PPV         3 3
TV       4 32 36
OTHER         16 16

Arn Anderson


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Arn Anderson $686,107 $14,013 -$1 $700,120
1996 $200,600 $200,600
1997 $233,694 $233,694
1998 $236,379 $236,379
1999 $15,435 $11,495 $26,930
2000* $2,518 -$1 $2,517

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Arn Anderson 91 7     3 102
PPV 8         8
TV 61 6     3 71
OTHER 22 1       23

The Disciple / The Booy Man (Ed Leslie)

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ed Leslie $679,440 $11,491 $690,930
1996 $149,920 $149,920
1997 $149,553 $149,553
1998 $183,338 $183,338
1999 $196,629 $11,445 $208,074
2000* $46 $46

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ed Leslie 29   11 16   56
PPV 3   1     4
TV 13   7 16   36
OTHER 13   3     16

Chavo Guerrero Jr. (Lt. Loco)

Salvador Guerrero (Wrestler) -- Lieutenant Loco
Start: 06/01/1998, End: 05/31/2001 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $185,000 / Year Three: $225,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chavo Guerrero Jr. $640,431 $46,815 -$1 $687,246
1996 $48,073 $48,073
1997 $84,767 $84,767
1998 $126,604 $16,330 $142,934
1999 $175,317 $27,941 $203,258
2000* $205,671 $2,544 -$1 $208,214

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chavo Jr 35 36 90 72 83 316
PPV 1 1 8 2 7 19
TV 23 33 63 30 59 208
OTHER 11 2 19 40 17 89

See pro-wrestling contracts page for more information on Chavo Guerrero's WWF/WWE contracts.

Horace Hogan

Michael Allen. Bolea (Wrestler) -- Horace 
 Start: 12/07/1998, End: 12/08/2001 [1 Year Terms]/ Year Two: $225,000 / Year Three: $250,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Horace Hogan $660,276 $14,109 -$2 $674,383
1996 $56,568 $56,568
1997 $124,658 $124,658
1998 $130,717 $955 $131,672
1999 $211,251 $10,636 $221,887
2000* $137,083 $2,518 -$2 $139,599
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Horace 1   32 57 13 103
PPV     1 2   3
TV 1   26 38 12 77
OTHER     5 17 1 23

Barbarian

Contract terminated in April 2000 -- see 5/9/00 memo (Sione Vailahi)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Barbarian $638,534 $27,132 $ $665,666
1996 $71,548 $71,548
1997 $149,549 $149,549
1998 $163,409 $163,409
1999 $169,047 $27,132 $196,179
2000* $84,981 $84,981

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Barbarian 70 62 50 51 12 245
PPV 8 4 1     13
TV 50 41 30 31 7 159
OTHER 12 17 19 20 5 73

Raven

Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Scott Levy)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Raven $557,495 $101,899 $3,389 $662,782
1997 $120,542 $120,542
1998 $247,127 $20,054 $3,258 $270,439
1999 $189,826 $55,431 $119 $245,377
2000* $26,413 $11 $26,425
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "no longer with WCW".

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Raven   7 99 34   140
PPV   1 8 3   12
TV   4 52 19   75
OTHER   2 39 12   53

Chris Jericho

(Chris Jericho signed with WWF in mid-1999.)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chris Jericho $592,834 $67,671 $260 $660,764
1996 $50,590 $50,590
1997 $164,496 $164,496
1998 $234,309 $6,022 $27 $240,358
1999 $143,440 $31,444 $232 $175,116
2000* $30,205 $30,205

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chris Jericho 46 91 150 53   340
PPV 4 7 13 3   27
TV 33 57 78 23   191
OTHER 9 27 59 27   122
 

Big Bubba Rogers (Ray Traylor)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Big Bubba Rogers $641,379 $11 $23 $641,413
1996 $202,938 $202,938
1997 $204,398 $11 $20 $204,429
1998 $234,043 $3 $234,046

WWF sued Ray Taylor and WCW in March 1994; case was dismissed in April 1995. [docket]

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ray Traylor 64 30 19     113
PPV 4 3 1     8
TV 37 18 10     65
OTHER 23 9 8     40

Rick Rude

(Even though Rick Rude passed away in April 1999, he was on the WCW 2000 payroll sheet.)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Rick Rude $606,882 $31,255 $638,137
1998 $296,472 $296,472
1999 $13,151 $31,209 $44,360
2000* $297,259 $46 $297,305

Glacier

Contract added in August 1999 - ($150,000) see 9/1/99 memo  (Ray Lloyd)
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Glacier $567,644 $34,844 $27 $602,516
1996 $66,695 $66,695
1997 $150,466 $150,466
1998 $164,438 $7,289 $27 $171,755
1999 $160,565 $27,555 $188,120
2000* $25,479 $25,479

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Glacier 17 53 36 10 1 117
PPV   6 2     8
TV 12 42 31 7 1 93
OTHER 5 5 3 3   16

Jerry Sags


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jerry Sags $597,689 $3,506 $60 $601,255
1996 $238,914 $3,025 $47 $241,986
1997 $358,775 $481 $12 $359,268
1998 $1 $1

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jerry Sags 70 3       73
PPV 4         4
TV 31 2       33
OTHER 35 1       36

Fit Finlay

David Finlay (Wrestler) -- Fit Finlay
Start: 11/16/1998, End: 11/15/2001 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $250,000 / Year Three: $250,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Fit Finlay $552,273 $44,317 $596,591
1996 $17,050 $17,050
1997 $20,600 $20,600
1998 $118,805 $16,330 $135,135
1999 $229,426 $27,941 $257,368
2000* $166,392 $46 $166,438

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Fit Finlay 15 14 93 60 38 220
PPV 1 1 4 2 2 10
TV 13 11 49 34 16 123
OTHER 1 2 40 24 20 87

Steve Regal


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Steve Regal $564,174 $28,720 $592,894
1996 $149,530 $149,530
1997 $216,226 $10,676 $226,903
1998 $84,110 $10,710 $94,819
1999 $87,890 $7,334 $95,224
2000* $26,418 $26,418

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Steven Regal 56 54 3 33 5 151
PPV 4 4   1   9
TV 40 32 3 25 4 104
OTHER 12 18   7 1 38

Rocco Rock

1st year salary: $170,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Ted Petty)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Rocco Rock $575,215 $8,809 $239 $584,263
1996 $81,455 $24 $81,479
1997 $259,842 $202 $260,044
1998 $174,599 $907 $13 $175,520
1999 $59,319 $7,901 $67,220

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Rocco Rock 78 64 37 8   187
PPV 5 5 1 1   12
TV 39 38 29 6   112
OTHER 34 21 7 1   63

Perry Saturn

Contract increased in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo
(Perry Saturn left WCW in January 2000.)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Perry Saturn $521,454 $36,232 $196 $557,882
1997 $53,781 $53,781
1998 $165,316 $1,815 $167,131
1999 $273,249 $29,584 $149 $302,983
2000* $29,109 $4,833 $46 $33,988

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Perry Saturn   10 136 130 8 284
PPV   2 11 12 1 26
TV   6 81 74 3 164
OTHER   2 44 44 4 94

Scotty Riggs

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Scott Antol)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Scotty Riggs $504,107 $46,088 $ $550,195
1996 $51,136 $51,136
1997 $116,483 $116,483
1998 $150,548 $16,330 $166,878
1999 $178,269 $29,573 $207,842
2000* $7,671 $185 $7,856

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Scotty Riggs 52 51 39 59 1 202
PPV 1 3 1 1   6
TV 37 32 19 33 1 122
OTHER 14 16 19 25   74

Shane Douglas (Troy Martin)

Terminated contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo (Troy Martin)
New Contract in April 2000 -- $350,000 plus $1,750 for house shows and $2,500 for PPVs - see 5/9/00 memo

Troy A. Martin (Wrestler) -- "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
Start: 04/01/2000, End: 04/09/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $350,000 / Year Two: $375,000 /
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 15 max days/ Max 15 days per MONTH
House Nightly: $1,750 (Year 1), $2,000 (Year 2)
PPV Bonus: $2,500 (Year 1), $2,750 (Year 2)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Shane Douglas $500,543 $41 $500,584
1999 $172,058 $172,058
2000* $328,486 $41 $328,527

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Shane Douglas       16 78 94
PPV       3 11 14
TV       12 53 65
OTHER       1 14 15

nWo Sting (Jeff Farmer)

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Jeff Farmer (Wrestler) -- NWO Sting
Start: 06/15/1999, End: 06/15/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $150,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
nWo Sting $494,909 $5,182 $500,092
1996 $34,370 $34,370
1997 $83,699 $83,699
1998 $130,102 $4,149 $134,251
1999 $143,009 $1,034 $144,043
2000* $103,729 $103,729

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jeff Farmer 21 1 1     23
PPV 1         1
TV 16 1 1     18
OTHER 4         4

Johnny Grunge

1st year salary: $170,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Michael Durham)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Johnny Grunge $467,559 $8,809 $239 $476,607
1996 $81,111 $24 $81,135
1997 $159,963 $202 $160,165
1998 $171,515 $907 $13 $172,436
1999 $54,970 $7,901 $62,871

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Johnny Grunge 78 65 36 8   187
PPV 6 5 1 1   13
TV 39 39 30 5   113
OTHER 33 21 5 2   61

Barry Windham

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Barry Windham $462,713 $2,518 -$1 $465,230
1996 $950 $950
1998 $64,394 $64,394
1999 $358,054 $358,054
2000* $39,315 $2,518 -$1 $41,832

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Barry Windham     6 64   70
PPV       7   7
TV     4 31   35
OTHER     2 26   28

Vampiro

Contract added in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Ian Hodgkinson)
Contract decreased in October 1999 (-$150,000) - see 11/1/99 Memo
Contract increase negotiated in April 2000 - see 5/9/00 memo

Richard Ian Hodgkinson (Wrestler) -- Vampiro
Start: 11/16/1999, End: 02/10/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $250,000 / Year Two: $275,000 / Year Three: $300,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Events: $1,300 (2/11/00 to 2/10/01, excludes PPVs)
All events: $1,500 (2/11/01 to 2/10/02, excludes PPVs)
All events: $1,800 (2/11/02 to 2/10/03, excludes PPVs)
PPV Bonus: $4,000 (for all PPVs effect as of 2/11/00)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Vampiro $453,617 $1,370 $454,988
1998 $41,554 $41,554
1999 $131,210 $131,210
2000* $280,853 $1,370 $282,223

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Vampiro     1 62 83 146
PPV       5 11 16
TV     1 33 54 88
OTHER       24 18 42

Juventud Guerrera

Contract was terminated in October 2000 -- see 10/31/00 memo

Eduardo Aníbal González-Hernández (Wrestler) -- Juventud Guerrera
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $200,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Juventud Guerrera $410,075 $44,173 $2 $454,250
1996 $4,331 $4,331
1997 $61,464 $61,464
1998 $111,063 $16,330 $127,393
1999 $133,469 $27,698 $2 $161,169
2000* $99,749 $144 $99,893

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Juvi 33 58 125 93 40 349
PPV 3 3 12 2 3 23
TV 23 43 69 49 29 213
OTHER 7 12 44 42 8 113

Brad Armstrong

Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Robert Brad James (Wrestler) -- Buzzkill
Start: 08/03/1998, End: 08/02/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $125,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Brad Armstrong $451,261 $451,261
1996 $54,349 $54,349
1997 $85,107 $85,107
1998 $103,815 $103,815
1999 $128,015 $128,015
2000* $79,975 $79,975

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Brad Armstrong 35 11 28 23 4 101
PPV 1 1 1 2   5
TV 27 6 12 19 4 68
OTHER 7 4 15 2   28

Psychosis

Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo
 Dionicio Castellanos Torres (Wrestler) -- Psychosis 
 Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $160,000 /3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Psychosis $377,752 $56,242 $9 $434,004
1996 $7,279 $7,279
1997 $43,283 $43,283
1998 $107,593 $15,330 $122,923
1999 $149,551 $37,698 $187,250
2000* $70,047 $3,214 $9 $73,270
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Psychosis 19 64 82 63 10 238
PPV 3 3 5 1 1 13
TV 11 44 35 43 8 141
OTHER 5 17 42 19 1 84

Vincent (Mike Jones)

Michael Jones (Wrestler) -- Mike Jones
Start: 03/23/1999, End: 03/22/2002 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $150,000 / Year Three: $175,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Vincent $390,619 $25,245 $40 $415,904
1996 $27,010 $27,010
1997 $109,454 $109,454
1998 $112,515 $40 $112,555
1999 $129,780 $25,205 $154,985
2000* $11,860 $40 $11,900
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Vincent   17 47 56 6 126
PPV   2 1 1   4
TV   10 21 35 2 68
OTHER   5 25 20 4 54

Prince Iaukea

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Michael Hayner (Wrestler) -- Artist formerly known as Prince Iaukea
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2000 [1` Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $104,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Prince Iaukea $399,583 $10,418 -$1 $409,999
1996 $8,240 $8,240
1997 $46,709 $46,709
1998 $53,521 $53,521
1999 $205,553 $7,900 $213,452
2000* $85,560 $2,518 -$1 $88,077

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Prince Iaukea 17 37 56 82 46 238
PPV 1 4 3   4 12
TV 13 32 31 38 29 143
OTHER 3 1 22 44 13 83

Ice-Train

Powerplant Trainee - (Harold Hogue)

Harold Hogue (Wrestler) -- Ice Train
Start: 05/26/1999, End: 05/25/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $150,000 / Year Two: $200,000 / Year Three: $250,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ice Train $405,895 $405,895
1996 $73,319 $73,319
1997 $93,409 $93,409
1999 $81,064 $81,064
2000* $158,104 $158,104

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ice-Train 42 20     9 71
PPV 6 1       7
TV 30 15     9 54
OTHER 6 4       10

Bobby Eaton

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo
Terminated contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Beautiful Eaton $401,440 $2,518 -$1 $403,956
1996 $88,709 $88,709
1997 $76,970 $76,970
1998 $81,250 $81,250
1999 $98,114 $98,114
2000* $56,396 $2,518 -$1 $58,913

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bobby Eaton 49 35 28 25 6 143
PPV 4   1     5
TV 32 24 12 22 5 95
OTHER 13 11 15 3 1 43

Ultimo Dragon

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ultimo Dragon $334,417 $60,815 $395,232
1997 $110,012 $10,476 $120,488
1998 $120,305 $21,820 $142,125
1999 $104,100 $28,487 $132,587
2000* $32 $32

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ultimo Dragon 10 81 37     128
PPV 4 10 3     17
TV 6 56 25     87
OTHER   15 9     24

Bobby Walker

Bobby Walker (Wrestler) -- Hardwork Bobby Walker
Start: 01/01/1999, End: 12/31/2000 [No Rollover]
Year One: $100,000 / Year Two: $100,000 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bobby Walker $394,377 $394,377
1996 $70,012 $70,012
1997 $94,671 $94,671
1998 $33,843 $33,843
1999 $99,980 $99,980
2000* $95,870 $95,870

"Plaintiff Bobby Walker provided wrestling services to WCW, most recently under a two-year Independent Contractor Agreement beginning on January 1, 1999. This Agreement was a standard wrestler Independent Contractor Agreement for the wrestling industry, and was what is known as a "pay or play" contract, meaning that Mr. Walker was entitled to the compensation under the Agreement no matter how often he performed as a wrestler for WCW, or even if he did not perform for WCW. During his relationship with WCW, Mr. Walker had numerous appearances in WCW live performances and live television programs. However, Mr. Walker appeared most frequently in taped wrestling programs produced by WCW for two reasons. First, his wrestling persona was relatively passive and uninteresting, and his ability to excite and energize an audience -especially a live audience -by his appearances was limited. Second, Mr. Walker insisted on including in his wrestling performances a maneuver in which he would walk along the ring ropes of the wrestling ring like a tightrope walker. When attempting this maneuver, Mr. Walker more 
often than not fell off of the ropes and could never master this move to the point where WCW could be reasonably confident that Mr. Walker would not fall off of the ropes on live television broadcasts or before a live audience, thereby ruining the wrestling match. In addition, during the early part of 2000, when WCW attempted to use Mr. Walker's services as a wrestler under his Agreement, Mr. Walker was unavailable to wrestle. Specifically, WCW asked him to work with a tag team partner to prepare himself for use on WCW's upcoming television shows. However, Mr. Walker's preparations and wrestling efforts were poor, and after spending two or three days preparing for this role, Mr. Walker unilaterally stopped preparing and claimed that he had injured his knee and was unavailable to wrestle due to this injury. Accordingly, WCW was not able to use Mr. Walker in its television shows as a wrestler after this injury, despite continuing to pay him under his Agreement. WCW's use of Mr. Walker's services has not been based on or affected by his race in any way. WCW was limited in using Mr. Walker's services because of his wrestling persona and his insistence on performing wrestling maneuvers which he could not successfully carry out with any degree of certainty. This made Mr. Walker ill-suited for use on live television or before a live audience. More recently, when WCW made an effort to use Mr. Walker's services, he indicated he was unavailable to wrestle due to an injury. Further, Mr. Walker never complained to WCW about any alleged discriminatory or harassing decisions or comments being made to him by anyone at WCW, and WCW is unaware of any such conduct occurring at WCW. No decisions regarding Mr. Walker have had anything to do with his race and Mr. Walker has not been subjected to any racial discrimination, harassment or retaliation by WCW." - WCW statement on Bobby Walker from June 2001

Hardwork Bobby Walker (Bobby Walker) filed suit against World Championship Wrestling, TBS and Terry Taylor in July 1998; it was dismissed in January 1999.

Hardwork Bobby Walker (Bobby Walker) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in Feb. 2000; it was settled in July 2003


Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bobby Walker 25 17 8 3 4 57
TV 18 14 5 3 4 44
OTHER 7 3 3     13

See Pro-wrestling Contracts page for more information about Bobby Walker's WCW contracts.

Syxx (Sean Waltman)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Syxx $363,075 $21,933 $6,373 $391,382
1996 $66,400 $66,400
1997 $244,620 $13,289 $3,543 $261,453
1998 $52,055 $5,168 $2,829 $60,052
1999 $3,476 $3,476
2000* $1 $1

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Syxx 18 54       72
PPV 2 5       7
TV 3 24       27
OTHER 13 25       38
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Lance Storm

Contract added in May 2000 ($245,000 plus $750 per event) -- see 6/13/00 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Lance Storm $383,475 $191 $383,666
2000* $383,475 $191 $383,666

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Lance Storm         87 87
PPV         8 8
TV         63 63
OTHER         16 16

Mike Enos

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mike Enos $364,701 $11,591 $376,292
1996 $77,724 $77,724
1997 $80,567 $80,567
1998 $104,970 $955 $105,926
1999 $101,439 $10,636 $112,075

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mike Enos 34 19 42 29   124
PPV 1   1 1   3
TV 30 17 25 23   95
OTHER 3 2 16 5   26

Avalanche (John Tenta)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Avalanche $369,586 $369,586
1996 $239,449 $239,449
1997 $130,137 $130,137

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
John Tenta 29         29
PPV 2         2
TV 20         20
OTHER 7         7

Hak

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Hak $340,986 $11,331 $352,317
1998 $87,384 $87,384
1999 $253,603 $253,603
2000* $11,331 $11,331

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Hak       45   45
PPV       4   4
TV       21   21
OTHER       20   20

Barry Darsow

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Barry Darsow $347,714 $347,714
1997 $40,274 $40,274
1998 $154,246 $154,246
1999 $153,194 $153,194

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Barry Darsow   4 38 26   68
PPV   1 1     2
TV   2 21 22   45
OTHER   1 16 4   21

Davey Boy Smith


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Davey Boy Smith $307,491 $31,582 $339,073
1998 $261,598 $1,793 $263,391
1999 $45,893 $29,789 $75,682

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Davey Boy Smith     44     44
PPV     3     3
TV     28     28
OTHER     13     13

Kenny Kaos

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Kenny Stasiowski)
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kenny Kaos $312,609 $4,124 -$1 $316,732
1996 $16,842 $16,842
1997 $77,080 $77,080
1998 $68,648 $1,443 $70,091
1999 $130,944 $162 $131,106
2000* $19,095 $2,518 -$1 $21,612

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kenny Kaos 32 38 49 28   147
PPV 1   1     2
TV 23 33 33 22   111
OTHER 8 5 15 6   34

Sick Boy (Scott Vick)

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sick Boy $281,726 $27,987 $ $309,714
1997 $54,602 $54,602
1998 $111,427 $111,427
1999 $115,697 $27,941 $143,638
2000* $46 $46

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Scott Vick 1 1 43 3   48
TV   1 29 3   33
OTHER 1   14     15

Dave Taylor

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Dave Taylor $293,644 $293,644
1996 $43,911 $43,911
1997 $85,662 $85,662
1998 $36,635 $36,635
1999 $116,134 $116,134
2000* $11,301 $11,301

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Dave Taylor 42 37 12 59 1 151
PPV 2 2   1   5
TV 33 24 4 35 1 97
OTHER 7 11 8 23   49

Master P


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Master P $293,000 $293,000
1999 $293,000 $293,000

Dusty Rhodes


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Dusty Rhodes $272,982 $17,446 $290,428
1996 $164,602 $950 $165,552
1998 $108,380 $108,380
1999 $16,496 $16,496

Van Hammer

Terminated contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Van Hammer $259,584 $27,132 $286,716
1997 $9,007 $9,007
1998 $131,224 $131,224
1999 $119,353 $27,132 $146,485

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Van Hammer   2 37 39 12 90
PPV     1 3   4
TV   2 32 32 10 76
OTHER     4 4 2 10

Jerry Flynn

Negotiated increase in contract in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (William Brenneman)

William J. Brenneman (Wrestler) -- Jerry Flynn 
Start: 07/26/1999, End: 07/25/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $150,000 / Year Two: $150,000 / Year Three: $150,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jerry Flynn $282,078 $282,078
1996 $2,100 $2,100
1997 $20,707 $20,707
1998 $50,271 $50,271
1999 $117,376 $117,376
2000* $91,624 $91,624

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jerry Flynn 5 17 36 87 11 156
PPV     1 2 1 4
TV 5 16 29 53 4 107
OTHER   1 6 32 6 45

Robbie Rage

Powerplant Trainee (Robert J. Knapik)
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Robbie Rage $281,819 $162 $281,981
1996 $17,315 $17,315
1997 $77,080 $77,080
1998 $7,209 $7,209
1999 $148,619 $162 $148,780
2000* $31,596 $31,596

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Robbie Rage 31 38 35   5 109
TV 22 33 21   4 80
OTHER 9 5 14   1 29

Mike Awesome

Contract added in April 2000 -- ($350,000 plus $2,000 for House shows and $3,000 for PPVs) -- see 5/9/00 memo

Michael Alfonso (Wrestler) -- Mike Awesome 
Start: 04/10/2000, End: 04/09/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $350,000 / Year Two: $350,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 0 max days 
House nights: $2,000 (Year 1, $2,000 in Year 2 also)
PPV Bonus: $3,000 (Year 1, $4,500 in Year 2)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mike Awesome $279,551 $27 $279,578
2000* $279,551 $27 $279,578

ECW sued Mike Awesome and WCW in April 2000 to prevent Awesome from jumping to World Championship Wrestling. Case was dismissed in June 2000. [docket]

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mike Awesome         95 95
PPV         11 11
TV         68 68
OTHER         16 16

Norman Smiley

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Norman Smiley (Wrestler) -- Norman Smiley
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $120,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Norman Smiley $273,271 $2,518 $48 $275,837
1999 $100,650 $100,650
2000* $172,621 $2,518 $48 $175,188

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Norman Smiley   5 42 67 75 189
PPV   1 3 3 5 12
TV   3 29 40 45 117
OTHER   1 10 24 25 60

Terry Taylor


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Terry Taylor $270,355 $270,355
1996 $146,299 $146,299
1997 $124,056 $124,056

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Terry Taylor 5 5 3     13
OTHER 5 5 3     13

Big Vito

Signed in November 1999 ($120,000 plus $12,000 signing bonus) - 12/3/99 memo
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Vito Lo Grasso (Wrestler) -- Big Vito
Start: 11/22/1998, End: 11/21/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $120,000 / Year Two: $130,000 / Year Three: $130,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days
Signing Bonus: $12,000 (due 15 days after contract execution)
PPV Bonus: $1,000 (regardless of number of days worked)
All Events: $1,250 (over 100 days)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Big Vito $265,504 $265,504
1999 $21,863 $21,863
2000* $243,641 $243,641

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Big Vito       3 113 116
PPV       1 10 11
TV       2 66 68
OTHER         37 37

Barry Horowitz

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Barry Horowitz $264,138 $8 $264,146
1997 $15,956 $15,956
1998 $33,536 $33,536
1999 $211,166 $8 $211,174
2000* $3,480 $3,480

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Barry Horowitz   1 35 26 8 70
PPV     1     1
TV   1 31 25 8 65
OTHER     3 1   4

Jim Neidhart


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jim Neidhart $224,035 $31,869 $255,904
1998 $217,853 $3,457 $221,310
1999 $6,181 $28,367 $34,548
2000* $46 $46

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jim Neidhart     45     45
PPV     1     1
TV     35     35
OTHER     9     9

La Parka

Adolfo Tapia Ibarra (Wrestler) -- La Parka
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $180,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
La Parka $251,700 $251,700
1996 $3,967 $3,967
1997 $45,827 $45,827
1998 $67,470 $67,470
1999 $111,880 $111,880
2000* $22,557 $22,557

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
La Parka 4 69 51 63 15 202
PPV 1 3 4 1   9
TV 2 54 21 37 13 127
OTHER 1 12 26 25 2 66
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Silver King

Cesar González-Barrón (Wrestler) -- Los Fabulosos Silver King
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 105/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $120,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Silver King $251,532 $251,532
1997 $29,438 $29,438
1998 $67,344 $67,344
1999 $86,880 $86,880
2000* $67,870 $67,870

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Silver King   20 48 69 16 153
PPV   1 4 1   6
TV   18 21 38 13 90
OTHER   1 23 30 3 57

Kaz Hayashi

Kazuhiro Hayashi (Wrestler) -- Jung Dragons - Kaz
Start: 01/11/1999, End: 07/19/2001 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $100,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kaz Hayashi $231,771 $14,964 -$1 $246,734
1998 $40,078 $955 $41,033
1999 $91,494 $11,445 $102,939
2000* $100,199 $2,564 -$1 $102,762

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kaz Hayashi     34 58 74 166
PPV     3 1 5 9
TV     26 36 42 104
OTHER     5 21 27 53

Kevin Wacholz

Contract terminated in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kevin Kelly $244,754 $244,754
1998 $144,361 $144,361
1999 $100,393 $100,393

The Maestro

Powerplant Trainee (Rob Kellum)
Contract terminated in April 2000 -- see 5/9/00 memo
Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
The Maestro $239,859 $239,859
1997 $26,232 $26,232
1998 $87,439 $87,439
1999 $87,105 $87,105
2000* $39,083 $39,083

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Maestro       14 24 38
TV       10 8 18
OTHER       4 16 20

Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker / Jack Boot / Leprechaun (Bruce DeWayne)

 Bruce Dewayne (Wrestler) -- Sarge 
   Start: 09/01/1999, End: 08/31/2001 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days/ Merchandise Agreement Only. 


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker $228,131 $228,131
1996 $56,052 $56,052
1997 $65,719 $65,719
1998 $67,093 $67,093
1999 $39,267 $39,267

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Buddy Lee Parker 18 22 10 12 6 68
PPV 1   1   1 3
TV 15 18 5 10 4 52
OTHER 2 4 4 2 1 13

Ron Reis / Reese / Ron Studd

Contract increased in March 1999 - see 3/31/99 Memo
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ron Reis $211,166 $16,330 $227,496
1996 $36,151 $36,151
1997 $87,636 $87,636
1998 $87,379 $87,379
1999 $16,330 $16,330

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ron Reis 14   15     29
PPV 1   1     2
TV 12   9     21
OTHER 1   5     6

Bobby Duncum Jr


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bobby Duncum Jr $223,490 $2,518 -$1 $226,007
1998 $46,909 $46,909
1999 $158,291 $158,291
2000* $18,290 $2,518 -$1 $20,807

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bobby Duncum Jr     9 56   65
PPV     1 3   4
TV     5 28   33
OTHER     3 25   28

Lenny Lane

Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Lenny Carlson (Wrestler) -- Lenny Lane
   Start: 8/3/1998, End: 8/2/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Three: $110,000 
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
Contract was amended to increase pay effective 10/13/99. Pro-rated to shortened term.


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Lenny Lane $221,800 $221,800
1997 $15,232 $15,232
1998 $37,485 $37,485
1999 $45,200 $45,200
2000* $123,882 $123,882

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Lenny Lane   15 40 37 27 119
PPV     2 1 2 5
TV   13 36 31 19 99
OTHER   2 2 5 6 15

Ron Harris

Contract added in October 1999 ($200,000) - see 11/1/99 Memo
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Ronald Harris (Wrestler) -- Harris Boys - Ron Harris
Start: 10/25/1999, End: 10/24/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $130,000 / Year Two: $130,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 75 max days
All Events: $1,500 (over 75 days Year 1; Over 100 days Year 2)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ron Harris $216,467 $6 $216,473
1999 $15,991 $15,991
2000* $200,477 $6 $200,483

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ron Harris       16 79 95
PPV       1 5 6
TV       12 44 56
OTHER       3 30 33

Don Harris

Contract added in October 1999 ($200,000) - see 11/1/99 Memo
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

 Donald Harris (Wrestler) -- Harris Boys - Don Harris
Start: 10/25/1999, End: 10/24/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $130,000 / Year Two: $130,000 
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 75 max days
All Events: $1,500 (over 75 days Year 1; Over 100 days Year 2)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Don Harris $216,394 $6 $216,400
1999 $15,991 $15,991
2000* $200,404 $6 $200,410

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Don Harris       16 72 88
PPV       1 5 6
TV       12 38 50
OTHER       3 29 32

Hacksaw Jim Duggan


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Hacksaw Jim Duggan $210,301 $210,301
1997 $210,301 $210,301

Chris Adams

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chris Adams $209,487 $209,487
1997 $20,260 $20,260
1998 $76,848 $76,848
1999 $107,821 $107,821
2000* $4,558 $4,558

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chris Adams   6 53 54   113
PPV   1 1     2
TV   4 28 25   57
OTHER   1 24 29   54

Reggie White


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Reggie White $209,000 $209,000
1997 $209,000 $209,000

Rick Fuller


Rick Fuller (Wrestler) -- Rick Fuller
Start: 09/14/1998, End: 09/13/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $65,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Rick Fuller $185,784 $11,571 $197,355
1997 $22,307 $22,307
1998 $38,584 $935 $39,519
1999 $64,608 $10,636 $75,244
2000* $60,285 $60,285

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Rick Fuller   25 19 1 6 51
TV   23 19 1 6 49
OTHER   2       2

El Dandy

Roberto Frías-Gutiérrez (Wrestler) -- El Dandy
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $100,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
El Dandy $190,615 $190,615
1997 $17,032 $17,032
1998 $50,332 $50,332
1999 $66,696 $66,696
2000* $56,555 $56,555

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
El Dandy   8 33 38 12 91
PPV   1 3     4
TV   6 18 26 9 59
OTHER   1 12 12 3 28

Chip Minton


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chip Minton $185,177 $185,177
1996 $31,290 $31,290
1997 $40,229 $40,229
1998 $54,337 $54,337
1999 $59,321 $59,321

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chip Minton 2   6 10   18
PPV     1     1
TV 2   4 7   13
OTHER     1 3   4

Mark Hildreth

Powerplant Trainee

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mark Hildreth $181,694 $181,694



1998 $5,060 $5,060
1999 $79,285 $79,285
2000*     $97,349 $97,349


Contract terminated in Februray 2000 - see 3/1/00 memo

Evan Karagias

Negotiated increased contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo

Evan Karagias (Wrestler) -- Evan Karagias
Start: 09/14/1998, End: 12/31/2001 [Like Duration]
Year Two: $85,000 / Year Three: $85,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days
All Events: $1,000 (over 100 days)
Increase 3/1/00. Pro-rated to shortened term.


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Evan Karagias $183,110 $1 $183,110
1997 $230 $230
1998 $33,327 $33,327
1999 $71,365 $71,365
2000* $78,187 $1 $78,188

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Evan Karagias   1 23 53 69 146
PPV     1 2 8 11
TV   1 18 39 47 105
OTHER     4 12 14 30

Lizmark Jr.

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Juan Banos)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Lizmark Jr. $171,480 $2,519 -$1 $173,997
1997 $34,505 $34,505
1998 $44,392 $44,392
1999 $85,988 $85,988
2000* $6,595 $2,519 -$1 $9,112

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Lizmark Jr   15 38 18   71
PPV   2 2     4
TV   13 15 9   37
OTHER     21 9   30

Sgt Craig Pitmann


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sgt Craig Pitmann $170,094 $18 $32 $170,143
1996 $99,681 $1 $99,683
1997 $70,411 $18 $30 $70,459
1998 $1 $1 $2
2000*

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Sgt Craig Pittman 30 11       41
PPV 2         2
TV 26 11       37
OTHER 2         2

Chad Fortune

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chad Fortune $168,954 $168,954
1997 $34,000 $34,000
1998 $55,913 $55,913
1999 $79,040 $79,040

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chad Fortune   8 2 4   14
TV   8 2 4   14

Steve Armstrong

Negotiated increase in contract in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo
1st year salary: $52,143 (increase from $31,286, see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo (Steve James)
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Steve Armstrong $168,243 $168,243
1996 $12,740 $12,740
1997 $22,629 $22,629
1998 $33,632 $33,632
1999 $43,523 $43,523
2000* $55,719 $55,719

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Steve Armstrong 25 21 23 24 6 99
TV 23 21 19 23 6 92
OTHER 2   4 1   7

Lodi / Idol (Brad Cain)

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Brad Cain (Wrestler) -- Idol 
Start: 10/12/1998, End: 10/11/2001 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $110,000 / Year Three: $120,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Lodi $123,642 $43,508 $167,151
1998 $59,994 $16,330 $76,324
1999 $27,132 $27,132
2000* $63,649 $46 $63,695

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Lodi   2 24 23 6 55
PPV     2     2
TV   2 15 19 6 42
OTHER     7 4   11

John Nord


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
John Nord $162,474 $162,474
1997 $40,274 $40,274
1998 $122,200 $122,200

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
John Nord   5 8     13
PPV   1       1
TV   2 6     8
OTHER   2 2     4

The Demon / Dale Torborg

Powerplant Trainee (Dale Torborg)
Contract increased in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Dale Torborg (Wrestler) -- The Demon
Start: 10/05/1999, End: 10/04/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $100,000 / Year Three: $125,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
For appearances as Demon character, see contract.


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
The Demon $159,980 $159,980
1997 $18,543 $18,543
1998 $43,180 $43,180
1999 $59,942 $59,942
2000* $38,315 $38,315

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Dale Torborg     1 3 44 48
PPV       1 4 5
TV     1 2 26 29
OTHER         14 14

Hector Garza

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Hector Segura)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Hector Garza $159,645 $159,645
1997 $24,869 $24,869
1998 $66,996 $66,996
1999 $62,948 $62,948
2000* $4,833 $4,833

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Hector Garza   23 7 12   42
PPV   2 1     3
TV   16 5 9   30
OTHER   5 1 3   9

Rick Martel


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Rick Martel $158,416 $158,416
1997 $48,329 $48,329
1998 $110,087 $110,087

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Rick Martel     12     12
PPV     2     2
TV     10     10

Bobby Blaze

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bobby Blaze $155,685 -$1 $155,684
1997 $17,452 $17,452
1998 $66,877 $66,877
1999 $63,520 $63,520
2000* $7,836 -$1 $7,835

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bobby Blaze   6 17 18   41
PPV   1 1     2
TV   4 16 18   38
OTHER   1       1

The Wall

Powerplant Trainee (Michael Jerry Tuite)
Contract increased in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Michael Jerry Tuite (Wrestler) -- The Wall
Start: 09/16/1999, End: 09/15/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $75,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
The Wall $152,826 $152,826
1999 $27,795 $27,795
2000* $125,031 $125,031

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
The Wall       13 88 101
PPV         9 9
TV       9 54 63
OTHER       4 25 29

Joe Gomez


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Joe Gomez $149,418 $149,418
1996 $80,617 $80,617
1997 $67,301 $67,301
1999 $1,500 $1,500

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Joe Gomez 32 31   3   66
PPV 2 1       3
TV 20 24   3   47
OTHER 10 6       16

Lash LeRoux / Corporal Cajun

Powerplant Trainee - "Lash LeRoux" (J. Mark LeRoux)

Mark LaRoux (Wrestler) -- Corporal Cajun
Start: 06/21/1999, End: 06/20/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $100,000 / Year Three: $150,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Lash LeRoux $142,787 $2,518 -$1 $145,304
1998 $4,344 $4,344
1999 $51,808 $51,808
2000* $86,635 $2,518 -$1 $89,152

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Lash LeRoux     3 57 72 132
PPV       2 5 7
TV     3 45 52 100
OTHER       10 15 25

John M.


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
John M. $100,887 $43,514 $144,401
1999 $54,606 $54,606
2000* $46,280 $43,514 $89,795

Carl Ouellet


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Carl Ouellet $139,430 $139,430
1996 $45,977 $45,977
1997 $91,953 $91,953
2000* $1,500 $1,500

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Carl Ouellet 15 26     3 44
PPV 2         2
TV 13 25     3 41
OTHER   1       1

Jacques Rougeau


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jacques Rougeau $138,545 $138,545
1996 $46,007 $46,007
1997 $92,537 $92,537

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jacques Rougeau 15 25       40
PPV 2         2
TV 13 24       37
OTHER   1       1

Marty Jannetty


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Marty Jannetty $137,873 $137,873
1997 $10,676 $10,676
1998 $117,252 $117,252
1999 $9,945 $9,945

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Marty Jannetty     28     28
PPV     1     1
TV     19     19
OTHER     8     8

Chuck Palumbo

Charles R. Palumbo (Trainee) -- Chuck Palumbo
Start: 04/19/1999, End: 04/18/2000 [Like Duration (2 Terms)]
Year One: $39,000
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days

Powerplant Trainee - (Charles R. Palumbo)
1st year salary: $39,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chuck Palumbo $137,775 $137,775
1999 $26,151 $26,151
2000* $111,624 $111,624

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chuck Palumbo       8 86 94
PPV         9 9
TV       6 59 65
OTHER       2 18 20

Erik Watts

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Erik Watts $132,558 $132,558
1998 $48,511 $48,511
1999 $84,047 $84,047

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Erik Watts     1 28   29
TV       23   23
OTHER     1 5   6

Colonel Parker


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Colonel Parker $130,770 $130,770
1996 $71,514 $71,514
1997 $58,356 $58,356
1998 $900 $900

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Col Robert Parker 8       1 9
PPV 2         2
TV 2       1 3
OTHER 4         4

Damien / Galaxy

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo
There was a 10/6/99 email confirming that he (Jose Carrera Gomez) had been released


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Damien $113,866 $13,092 $128,958
1996 $4,147 $4,147
1997 $46,017 $46,017
1998 $63,702 $63,702
2000* $15,092 $15,092

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Damien 8 26 33 24   91
PPV 2 1 3     6
TV 2 23 11 16   52
OTHER 4 2 19 8   33


Crowbar (Devon Storm)

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)
Contract increase negotiated in in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Christopher M. Ford (Wrestler) -- Crowbar
Start: 07/12/1999, End: 07/11/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $75,000 / Year Three: $75,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Crowbar $126,005 $126,005
1996 $900 $900
1997 $1,750 $1,750
2000* $123,355 $123,355

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Crowbar 4 8   6 87 105
PPV         6 6
TV 3 7   6 56 72
OTHER 1 1     25 27

James Vanderburg

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
James Vanderburg $125,071 $125,071
1997 $38,310 $38,310
1998 $46,214 $46,214
1999 $40,546 $40,546

Scott Putski

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Scott Putski $122,713 $122,713
1998 $54,241 $54,241
1999 $68,472 $68,472

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Scott Putski     27 7   34
PPV     1     1
TV     25 7   32
OTHER     1     1

Emory Hale / Hale / Hail

Added contract in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo
1st year salary: $85,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)

Emory Hail (Wrestler) -- Hale
Start: 04/01/1999, End: 03/31/2001 [Like Duration]
/ Year Two: $85,000 / Year Three: $85,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Emory Hale $122,383 $122,383
1998 $2,500 $2,500
1999 $52,379 $52,379
2000* $67,504 $67,504

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Emory Hale     3 3 5 11
TV     3 3 5 11

The Gambler


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
The Gambler $118,696 $118,696
1996 $32,390 $32,390
1997 $31,200 $31,200
1998 $32,409 $32,409
1999 $22,698 $22,698

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Gambler 29 3 2 9   43
TV 21 3 2 9   35
OTHER 8         8

Mean Mike (Disorderly Conduct)

Mike Moran (Wrestler) -- Disorderly Conduct - Mean Mike
Start: 06/21/1999, End: 06/20/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $60,000 / Year Two: $60,000 / Year Three: $60,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mean Mike $114,944 $114,944
1997 $9,700 $9,700
1998 $18,630 $18,630
1999 $38,141 $38,141
2000* $48,473 $48,473

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mean Mike   9 18 40 10 77
TV   8 17 37 10 72
OTHER   1 1 3   5

Villano IV

Tomas Diaz-Mendoza (Wrestler) -- Villano IV 
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $100,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Villano IV $112,665 $112,665
1996 $2,372 $2,372
1997 $45,839 $45,839
1998 $64,454 $64,454

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Villano IV 1 42 25 10 17 95
PPV 1 3 1     5
TV   32 12 5 11 60
OTHER   7 12 5 6 30

Michael Winner


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Michael Winner $112,350 $112,350
1996 $37,466 $37,466
1997 $22,578 $22,578
1998 $23,416 $23,416
1999 $28,890 $28,890

Shawn Stasiak


March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Shawn Stipich (Wrestler) -- Shawn Stasiak
Start: 03/01/2000, End: 02/28/2003 [No Rollover]
Year One: $78,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 0 max days
All Events: $500 (no fee for PR days)

Contracted added in April 2000 - $78,000 plus $500 per event -- see 5/9/00 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Shawn Stasiak $111,545 $111,545
2000* $111,545 $111,545

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Shawn Stasiak         74 74
PPV         9 9
TV         51 51
OTHER         14 14

Kirt Hankton

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kirt Hankton $108,493

$108,493
1999    $108,493  
$108,493





Mark Jindrak

Mark Jindrak (Trainee) -- Mark Jindrak
Start: 04/19/1999, End: 04/18/2000 [Like Duration (2 Terms)]
Year One: $39,000
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days

Powerplant Trainee - "Mark Millenium" (Mark Jindrak)
1st year salary: $39,000 (see 
6/9/99 memo)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mark Jindrak $105,577 $105,577
1998 $120 $120
1999 $28,251 $28,251
2000* $77,206 $77,206

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mark Jindrak       2 66 68
PPV         4 4
TV       2 48 50
OTHER         14 14

Elix Skipper

Powerplant Trainee - "T-Lock, Venom" (Elix Skipper)
1st year salary: $39,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)

 Elix Skipper (Trainee) -- Elix Skipper
Start: 04/19/1999, End: 04/18/2000 [Like Duration (2 Terms)]
Year One: $39,000
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Elix Skipper $105,342 $105,342
1998 $1,548 $1,548
1999 $29,188 $29,188
2000* $74,606 $74,606

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Elix Skipper       4 64 68
PPV         3 3
TV       4 47 51
OTHER         14 14

Danny Faqir

Powerplant Trainee (Rachid Daniel Faqir)

Rachid Daniel Faqir (Wrestler) -- Danny Faqir
Start: 06/21/1999, End: 06/20/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $75,000 / Year Three: $75,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Daniel Faqir $103,081 $103,081
1999 $32,260 $32,260
2000* $70,821 $70,821

Greg Valentine


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Greg Valentine $99,768 $99,768
1996 $5,980 $5,980
1997 $73,445 $73,445
1998 $20,342 $20,342

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Greg Valentine 7 11 3     21
PPV   1       1
TV 7 9 2     18
OTHER   1 1     2

Kendall Windham

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kendall Windham $97,272 $97,272
1997 $20,137 $20,137
1998 $77,135 $77,135

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kendall Windham   5 20 42   67
PPV   1 1 2   4
TV   3 18 29   50
OTHER   1 1 11   13

Johnny Swinger

Powerplant Trainee - "Johnny Swinger" (Joe Dorgan)
Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Johnny Swinger $96,408 $96,408
1996 $1,425 $1,425
1997 $22,093 $22,093
1998 $37,480 $37,480
1999 $35,410 $35,410

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Johnny Swinger 1 30 22 20 2 75
PPV     2 1   3
TV 1 29 19 18 2 69
OTHER   1 1 1   3

Mike Sanders

1st year salary: $31,200 (see 6/9/99 memo)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mike Sanders $94,958 $94,958
1998 $3,398 $3,398
1999 $20,919 $20,919
2000* $70,641 $70,641

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mike Sanders     2 2 48 52
PPV         3 3
TV     2 2 36 40
OTHER         9 9

El Gato (Pat Tanaka)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
El Gato $87,615 $87,615
1996 $45,137 $45,137
1997 $41,978 $41,978
2000* $500 $500

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Pat Tanaka 23 13 1     37
PPV 2 2       4
TV 18 10 1     29
OTHER 3 1       4

Wayne Bloom


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Wayne Bloom $86,548 $86,548
1997 $13,341 $13,341
1998 $73,207 $73,207

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Wayne Bloom   2 15     17
TV     14     14
OTHER   2 1     3

Shane Helms

1st year salary: $45,000 (referred by Kanyon, see 6/9/99 memo)
Negotiated increased contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo

Gregory Shane Helms (Wrestler) -- 3 Count (Shane)
Start: 05/17/1999, End: 12/31/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $45,000 / Year Two: $75,000 / Year Three: $75,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days
All Events: $1,000 (over 100 days from Jan 1 2000 forward)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Shane Helms $85,835 $4 $85,838
1999 $28,110 $28,110
2000* $57,725 $4 $57,728

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Shane Helms         88 88
PPV         9 9
TV         52 52
OTHER         27 27

Sam Greco

Powerplant Trainee

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sam Greco $84,852 $84,852
2000* $84,852 $84,852

Kwee Wee (Allan Funk)

Powerplant Trainee - "Vytor, Triple A" (Allan Eric Funk)
1st year salary: $31,200 (see 6/9/99 memo)

Allan Eric Funk (Trainee) -- Allan Funk
Start: 04/19/1999, End: 04/18/2000 [Like Duration (2 Terms)]
Year One: $31,200
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kwee-Wee $82,136 $4 $82,140
1999 $16,933 $16,933
2000* $65,203 $4 $65,207

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kwee Wee       10 52 62
PPV         3 3
TV       9 37 46
OTHER       1 12 13

Cyclope


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Cyclope $68,714 $13,000 $81,714
1999 $58,149 $58,149
2000* $10,564 $13,000 $23,564

Jim Powers


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jim Powers $81,627 $81,627
1996 $16,337 $16,337
1997 $20,000 $20,000
1998 $21,310 $21,310
1999 $23,980 $23,980

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jim Powers 38 25 12     75
PPV 2         2
TV 31 24 12     67
OTHER 5 1       6

Jamie Knoble

Contract added in August 1999 - ($45,000) see 9/1/99 memo (James Gibson)
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jamie Knoble $81,398 $81,398
1999 $19,356 $19,356
2000* $62,042 $62,042

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jamie Knoble         55 55
PPV         5 5
TV         35 35
OTHER         15 15

Chad Brock


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chad Brock $80,208 $80,208
1996 $51,858 $51,858
1997 $28,351 $28,351

Sean O'Haire

Powerplant Trainee - "Sean O'Haire" (Sean Haire)

Sean Haire (Trainee) -- Sean O'Haire
Start: 11/08/1999, End: 11/07/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $31,200 / Year Two: $31,200 /
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sean O'Haire $78,233 $78,233
1999 $3,248 $3,248
2000* $74,985 $74,985

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Sean O'Haire         80 80
PPV         6 6
TV         57 57
OTHER         17 17

Reno / Rick Cornell

Powerplant Trainee - "Nino, Reno" (Rick Cornell)

1st year salary: $26,000, referred by Kanyon (see 6/9/99 memo)

 Richard A. Cornell (Trainee) -- Rick Cornell 
   Start: 05/19/1999, End: 05/18/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $33,800 / Year Two: $33,800 / Year Three: $33,800
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days 


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Reno $76,003 $76,003
1999 $16,353 $16,353
2000* $59,651 $59,651

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Reno       3 37 40
PPV         5 5
TV       3 29 32
OTHER         3 3


Scott Chasser

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Scott Chasser $76,111
$76,111
1997 $16,529
$16,529
1998 $32,140
$32,140
1999 $27,442 $27,442

Mikey Whipwreck

Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (John Watson)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mikey Whipwreck $74,998 $74,998
1999 $74,998 $74,998

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mikey Whipwreck       14   14
PPV       4   4
TV       10   10

Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Johnny B. Badd $70,574 $3,246 $73,820
1996 $68,829 $357 $69,186
1997 $245 $2,890 $3,134
2000* $1,500 $1,500

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Johnny B Badd 15         15
PPV 1         1
TV 5         5
OTHER 9         9

Kevin Tilton

Powerplant Trainee - "The Engima" (Kevin Tilton)
1st year salary: $15,600 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kevin T. $72,394 $72,394
1999 $13,862 $13,862
2000* $58,532 $58,532

Road Warrior Hawk


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Road Warrior Hawk $72,053 $59 $72,112
1996 $72,053 $59 $72,112

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Road Warrior Hawk 24         24
PPV 3         3
TV 14         14
OTHER 7         7

Brian Pillman


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Brian Pillman $70,880 $950 $71,830
1996 $70,880 $950 $71,830

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Brian Pillman 12         12
PPV 1         1
TV 9         9
OTHER 2         2

Scott Armstrong

Negotiated increase in contract in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo
1st year salary: $52,143 (increase from $31,286, see 6/9/99 memo)

Scott James (Wrestler) -- Scott Armstrong
Start: 05/01/1998, End: 04/30/2001 [1 Year Terms]
/ Year Two: $52,143 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Scott Armstrong $68,539 $68,539
1996 $12,440 $12,440
1997 $23,379 $23,379
1998 $32,720 $32,720

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Scott Armstrong 20 23 20 24 4 91
TV 18 23 19 23 4 87
OTHER 2   1 1   4

BlitzKrieg

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Jeremiah Ross)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
BlitzKrieg $67,980 $67,980
1998 $400 $400
1999 $63,749 $63,749
2000* $3,832 $3,832

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Blitzkrieg     1 45   46
PPV       1   1
TV       25   25
OTHER     1 19   20

Bob Sapp

Powerplant Trainee

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bob Sapp $67,253 $67,253
1999 $1,710 $1,710
2000* $65,544 $65,544

Villano V

Raymundo Diaz-Mendoza (Wrestler) -- Villano V 
Start: 10/06/1998, End: 10/05/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $100,000 
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Villano V $65,591 $65,591
1997 $14,613 $14,613
1998 $50,978 $50,978

(He would occasionally work unmasked as Ray Mendoza Jr.)

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Villano V   21 29 39 16 105
PPV   1 1     2
TV   17 18 28 10 73
OTHER   3 10 11 6 30

4x4


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
4x4 $64,406 $64,406
1999 $50,411 $50,411
2000* $13,995 $13,995

Horshu

Powerplant Trainee - Matthew Wiese

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Horshu $57,629 $57,629
1997 $54,752 $54,752
1998 $2,877 $2,877

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Horshu   1 6     7
TV   1 4     5
OTHER     2     2

Kid Romeo

1st year salary: $26,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Powerplant Trainee - "Rick Romeo, Kid Romeo" (Sam Roman)

Sammy Lee Roman (Trainee) -- Kid Romeo
Start: 05/19/1999, End: 05/18/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $39,107 / Year Two: $39,107 / Year Three: $39,107
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kid Romeo $57,472 $57,472
1999 $22,620 $22,620
2000* $34,852 $34,852

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kid Romeo       9 18 27
PPV         2 2
TV       6 15 21
OTHER       3 1 4

Shaggy 2 Dope


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Shaggy 2 Dope $57,233 $57,233
1999 $57,233 $57,233

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Shaggy 2 Dope       10 4 14
PPV       2   2
TV       5 3 8
OTHER       3 1 4


Jacobus Strauss

Powerplant Trainee - "Jakes" (Jacobus Strauss)
Negotiated increase in contract in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo
1st year salary: $75,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

 Jacobus Strauss (Wrestler) -- Jakob
Start: 04/19/1999, End: 02/28/2001 [No Rollover]
Year One: $85,000 / Year Two: $100,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
Bonus: $5,000 


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jacobus Strauss $54,327 $54,327
1999 $54,327 $54,327

Spyder 

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo
There was a 10/6/99 email confirming he (Art Flores) had been released.

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Spyder $53,385 $53,385
1998 $7,276 $7,276
1999 $46,109 $46,109

Max Muscle


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Max Muscle $52,589 $52,589
1996 $31,075 $31,075
1997 $21,514 $21,514

Bret Hanmer

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bret Hamner $51,573 $51,573
1998 $51,573 $51,573

Johnny Green

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Johnny Green $48,189   $48,189
1999 $16,028 $16,028
2000* $32,120   $32,120

The Great Muta

Great Muta March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Great Muta $47,843 $47,843
2000* $47,843 $47,843

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Great Muta   9 1   28 38
PPV   1     3 4
TV   7 1   17 25
OTHER   1     8 9

Chris Daniels

Added in February 2000 -- ($75,000) -- see 3/1/00 memo

 Daniel C. Covell (Wrestler) -- Chris Daniels 
   Start: 03/01/2000, End: 02/28/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $75,000 
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chris Daniels $44,473 $44,473
2000* $44,473 $44,473

Sonny Siaki

1st year salary: $31,200 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Powerplant Trainee - "Hawaiian GQ" (Sonny Siaki)
Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

 Sonny U Siaki (Trainee) -- Sonny Siaki
Start: 04/19/1999, End: 04/18/2000 [Like Duration (2 Terms)]
Year One: $31,200
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 365 max days


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Sonny Siaki $43,796 $43,796
1999 $19,404 $19,404
2000* $24,392 $24,392

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Sonny Siaki       3 6 9
TV       3 6 9

Hardbody Harrison

Powerplant Trainee - "Hardbody Harrison" (Harrison Norris Jr.)
1st year salary: $39,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 
9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Hardbody Harrison $42,710 $42,710
1996 $1,515 $1,515
1997 $12,475 $12,475
1998 $5,825 $5,825
1999 $22,895 $22,895

"Plaintiffs Harrison Norris and Marcial Davis are professional wrestlers who wanted to provide wrestling services to WCW. In an effort to do so, both of them trained to be professional wrestlers at WCW's Power Plant training facility, along with many others. Over the last few months of 1998 and into 1999, WCW transferred its Power Plant facility to a new location and decided that the new training facility would only be for a smaller group of wrestler trainees than the large group that had previously been training at the Power Plant. All of the individuals who would train at this new facility were going to be given the opportunity to sign an Independent Contractor Agreement with WCW as a wrestler trainee. Previously, individuals training at the Power Plant had no contract with WCW and were non-contract independent contractors who were solely paid a fee for each time they participated in a WCW event. At the new Power Plant facility, rather than being paid solely for their appearances, the trainees would be given the opportunity to sign these Agreements and be paid additional sums to provide wrestling services to WCW as trainees. After evaluating all of the 40 or so individuals who were then training at the previous Power Plant location, both Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis were selected by WCW to be signed to Independent Contractor Agreements as wrestler trainees and to continue training at the new Power Plant location. Four of the roughly twelve individuals signed to trainee Agreements at this time were racial or ethnic minorities, while most of the roughly 30 individuals who were not provided with the opportunity to sign a trainee Agreement were Caucasian. Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis formally entered into their trainee Agreements in April, 1999. The Agreements had one-year term s, but also expressly provided that they could be terminated for any reason with fourteen (14) days advance notice. Under these Agreements, Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis continued to train to be a wrestler with WCW, now in the new Power Plant location. In September, 1999, WCW evaluated all of the trainees at the Power Plant, as was done on a periodic basis. WCW determined that Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis' wrestling characters, persona and talents were not particularly notable and that they did not stand out as potential star wrestlers among the trainees. In addition, Mr. Davis' skills as a wrestler had regressed, rather than improved, during his time as a trainee. WCW concluded that Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis were unlikely to be successful professional wrestlers or to advance beyond the level they had currently attained as trainees. Accordingly, WCW decided that Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis' Agreements should be terminated, as it no longer made sense for them to continue as trainees at WCW. Both individuals were notified of this decision and received official letters from WCW that informed them of the termination of their respective Agreements. Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis• Agreements were terminated based on the decision made by WCW that they no longer fit the business needs of WCW. This process of terminating Agreements of trainees after it was determined that they would not be successful wrestlers that WCW could use was a normal process that was conducted without regard to race. In fact, at the time of Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis' termination and since that time, WCW terminated the Agreements of roughly 33 trainees or other wrestlers who were trying to become successful WCW wrestlers, and of these individuals, only 2 have been African-American while roughly 28 have been Caucasian. Both Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis were paid properly all money owed under their Agreements, and both received appropriate compensation for their wrestling appearances during the period they provided services to WCW on a non-contract basis. In addition, Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis never complained to WCW about any alleged discriminatory or harassing decisions or comments being made to him by anyone at WCW, and WCW is unaware of any such conduct occurring at WCW. No decisions regarding Mr. Norris or Mr. Davis had anything to do with their race, and they have not been subjected to any racial discrimination, harassment or retaliation by WCW." - WCW Statement on Harrison Norris from June 2001

Hardbody Harrison (Harrison Norris) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in Feb. 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Hardbody Harrison 4 12 6 6   28
TV 2 12 6 3   23
OTHER 2     3   5

Johnny the Bull

Powerplant Trainee - "Johnny Blaze or Johnny Blade" (Jonathan Martin Hugger)
1st year salary: $15,600 (see 6/9/99 memo)

Jonathan Hugger (Wrestler) -- Johnny The Bull
Start: 12/16/1999, End: 12/15/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $75,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days
All events: $1,000 (over 100 days per year)




Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Johnny the Bull $41,556   $41,556
2000* $41,556
$41,556

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Johnny The Bull       3 74 77
PPV       1 6 7
TV       2 41 43
OTHER         27 27

Dick Slater


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Dick Slater $39,256 $39,256
1996 $39,256 $39,256

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Dick Slater 47         47
PPV 3         3
TV 27         27
OTHER 17         17

Al Green


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Al Green $37,014 $37,014
1998 $2,600 $2,600
1999 $19,931 $19,931
2000* $14,483 $14,483

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Al Green   3 6 28 16 53
PPV         1 1
TV   3 6 28 15 52

Yun Yang (James Yun)

1st year salary: $20,800 (referred by Kanyon, see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
James Yun $36,230 $36,230
1999 $8,719 $8,719
2000* $27,511 $27,511

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Yun Yang         73 73
PPV         5 5
TV         43 43
OTHER         25 25

Luther Biggs (Luther Wilson)

1st year salary: $45,000 (referred by Kanyon, see 6/9/99 memo)


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Luther Wilson $35,605 $35,605
1996 $1,700 $1,700
1999 $23,795 $23,795
2000* $10,110 $10,110


Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Luther Biggs 2 1   4   7
TV 2 1   4   7

Kevin Northcutt


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Kevin Northcutt $33,133 $33,133
1997 $3,400 $3,400
2000* $29,733 $29,733

Ralphus

Contract added for $750 per event- see 5/9/00 memo

John Riker (Other) -- Ralphus
Start: 05/01/2000, End: 04/30/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $78,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 0 max days
All Events: $750 (Salary is based on guarantee of 2 events per week)



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ralphus $32,480 $32,480
1998 $1,750 $1,750
1999 $4,490 $4,490
2000* $26,240 $26,240

Steve Sharpe

Real name: Arthur Allen

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Steve Sharpe $32,433 $32,433
2000* $32,433 $32,433

CJ Spencer


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
CJ Spencer $32,145 $32,145
1999 $19,356 $19,356
2000* $12,789 $12,789

Troy Endres

Contract added in April 2000 - Trainee $600 per week - see 5/9/00 memo 

Troy A. Endres (Trainee) -- Troy Endres
Start: 04/03/2000, End: 04/02/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $31,200 
1 cycle / 14 days notice / 0 max days



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Troy Endres $32,058 $32,058
1999 $32,058 $32,058

Bunkhouse Buck


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bunkhouse Buck $31,321 $31,321
1996 $20,321 $20,321
1997 $11,000 $11,000

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bunkhouse Buck 13 14     1 28
PPV 1         1
TV 9 13     1 23
OTHER 3 1       4

Mark Starr


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mark Starr $31,300 $31,300
1997 $31,300 $31,300

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mark Starr 31 28 4     63
PPV 1         1
TV 28 27 4     59
OTHER 2 1       3

Swoll

1st year salary: $350,000  and $50,000 signing bonus (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Swoll $30,890 $30,890
1999 $30,890 $30,890

Chase Tatum

Powerplant Trainee - (Chase W. Tatum)
Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo (Chase Tatum)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Chase Tatum $30,190 $30,190
1998 $5,600 $5,600
1999 $24,590 $24,590

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chase Tatum     4 6   10
TV     4 6   10

Joey Maggs


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Joey Maggs $29,479 $29,479
1996 $3,050 $3,050
1997 $19,229 $19,229
1998 $7,200 $7,200

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Joey Maggs 11 11 1     23
TV 9 10 1     20
OTHER 2 1       3

Stevie Richards


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Stevie Richards $29,362 $29,362
1997 $29,362 $29,362

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Stevie Richards   9       9
TV   9       9

Steve Austin

(It's possible that WCW confused "Steve Williams" (Steve Austin) with "Steve Williams" (Dr. Death) since certainly Steve Austin wasn't on the WCW payroll in 2000. That, or it could be a delayed payment for something related to license/merch which was put in the wrong column.)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Steve Austin $29,000 $29,000
2000* $29,000 $29,000

Tough Tom

Tomas Benninghaus (Wrestler) -- Disorderly Conduct - Tough Tom 
Start: 06/21/1999, End: 06/20/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $60,000 / Year Two: $60,000 / Year Three: $60,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Tough Tom $28,030 $28,030
1997 $9,400 $9,400
1998 $18,630 $18,630

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Tough Tom   9 18 39 9 75
TV   7 17 36 9 69
OTHER   2 1 3   6

Bill Sullivan


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bill Sullivan $27,567 $27,567
1996 $27,567 $27,567

Louie Spicolli


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Louie Spicolli $27,400 $27,400
1997 $17,452 $17,452
1998 $9,948 $9,948

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Louie Spicolli   6 7     13
PPV   1       1
TV   4 6     10
OTHER   1 1     2

Jeremy Lopez

Contract added in August 1999 - ($45,000) see 9/1/99 memo
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jeremy Lopez $25,165 $25,165
1999 $19,356 $19,356
2000* $5,809 $5,809

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
TV         8 8
Jeremy Lopez       2 6 8
PPV       1   1
TV       1 6 7

J. Biggs



Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
J. Biggs $23,500 $23,500
2000* $23,500 $23,500

Joey Matthews / Joey Mercury

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Joey Matthews $23,165 $23,165
1999 $21,069 $21,069
2000* $2,096 $2,096

Jet Jaguar

Powerplant Trainee - "Jet Jaguar" (Brian Michael Bernick)
Contract added in August 1999 ($45,000) - see 9/1/99 memo
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Jet Jaguar $20,713 $20,713
1999 $17,384 $17,384
2000* $3,329 $3,329

Christian York

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo (Jason Spence)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Christian York $19,343 $19,343
1999 $17,247 $17,247
2000* $2,096 $2,096

Marcial Davis

Powerplant Trainee - "Mercenary"
1st year salary: $31,200 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo
There was a 10/6/99 email confirming he had been released.

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Marcial Davis $17,722 $17,722
1998 $254 $254
1999 $17,468 $17,468






"Plaintiffs Harrison Norris and Marcial Davis are professional wrestlers who wanted to provide wrestling services to WCW. In an effort to do so, both of them trained to be professional wrestlers at WCW's Power Plant training facility, along with many others. Over the last few months of 1998 and into 1999, WCW transferred its Power Plant facility to a new location and decided that the new training facility would only be for a smaller group of wrestler trainees than the large group that had previously been training at the Power Plant. All of the individuals who would train at this new facility were going to be given the opportunity to sign an Independent Contractor Agreement with WCW as a wrestler trainee. Previously, individuals training at the Power Plant had no contract with WCW and were non-contract independent contractors who were solely paid a fee for each time they participated in a WCW event. At the new Power Plant facility, rather than being paid solely for their appearances, the trainees would be given the opportunity to sign these Agreements and be paid additional sums to provide wrestling services to WCW as trainees. After evaluating all of the 40 or so individuals who were then training at the previous Power Plant location, both Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis were selected by WCW to be signed to Independent Contractor Agreements as wrestler trainees and to continue training at the new Power Plant location. Four of the roughly twelve individuals signed to trainee Agreements at this time were racial or ethnic minorities, while most of the roughly 30 individuals who were not provided with the opportunity to sign a trainee Agreement were Caucasian. Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis formally entered into their trainee Agreements in April, 1999. The Agreements had one-year term s, but also expressly provided that they could be terminated for any reason with fourteen (14) days advance notice. Under these Agreements, Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis continued to train to be a wrestler with WCW, now in the new Power Plant location. In September, 1999, WCW evaluated all of the trainees at the Power Plant, as was done on a periodic basis. WCW determined that Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis' wrestling characters, persona and talents were not particularly notable and that they did not stand out as potential star wrestlers among the trainees. In addition, Mr. Davis' skills as a wrestler had regressed, rather than improved, during his time as a trainee. WCW concluded that Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis were unlikely to be successful professional wrestlers or to advance beyond the level they had currently attained as trainees. Accordingly, WCW decided that Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis' Agreements should be terminated, as it no longer made sense for them to continue as trainees at WCW. Both individuals were notified of this decision and received official letters from WCW that informed them of the termination of their respective Agreements. Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis• Agreements were terminated based on the decision made by WCW that they no longer fit the business needs of WCW. This process of terminating Agreements of trainees after it was determined that they would not be successful wrestlers that WCW could use was a normal process that was conducted without regard to race. In fact, at the time of Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis' termination and since that time, WCW terminated the Agreements of roughly 33 trainees or other wrestlers who were trying to become successful WCW wrestlers, and of these individuals, only 2 have been African-American while roughly 28 have been Caucasian. Both Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis were paid properly all money owed under their Agreements, and both received appropriate compensation for their wrestling appearances during the period they provided services to WCW on a non-contract basis. In addition, Mr. Norris and Mr. Davis never complained to WCW about any alleged discriminatory or harassing decisions or comments being made to him by anyone at WCW, and WCW is unaware of any such conduct occurring at WCW. No decisions regarding Mr. Norris or Mr. Davis had anything to do with their race, and they have not been subjected to any racial discrimination, harassment or retaliation by WCW." - WCW Statement on Marcial Davis from June 2001

Marcial Davis (Marcial Davis) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in July 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Scotty O

Contract was added in October 2000 -- $750 per week plus $300 per event - see 10/31/00 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Scotty O $16,766 $16,766
2000* $16,766 $16,766

Vader


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Vader $4,702 $10,186 $564 $15,451
1996 $10,186 $564 $10,749
1997 $4,702 $4,702

Paul Orndorff


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Paul Orndorff $12,165 $12,165
1996 $5,753 $5,753
1997 $6,411 $6,411

Renegade


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Renegade $10,488 $10,488
1999 $10,488 $10,488

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Renegade 26 30 15     71
PPV 1 1 1     3
TV 19 24 14     57
OTHER 6 5       11

Ricky Morton


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ricky Morton $10,480 $10,480
1996 $10,480 $10,480

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ricky Morton 14         14
TV 14         14

One Man Gang


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
One Man Gang $10,000 $10,000
1996 $10,000 $10,000

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
One Man Gang 10         10
PPV 1         1
TV 7         7
OTHER 2         2

Ryan Forrester

br
Powerplant Trainee - "The Hearthrob"
1st year salary: $20,800 (referred by Kanyon, see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ryan Forrester $8,719   $8,719




1999 $8,719
$8,719

Shark Boy

Powerplant Trainee - "Shark Boy" (Dean Roll)
Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 
12/3/99 memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Shark Boy $8,602 $8,602
1999 $8,144 $8,144
2000* $458 $458

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Shark Boy       2 5 7
TV         5 5
OTHER       2   2

Brett Yokley

1st year salary: $15,600 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Brett Yokley $8,377  
$8,377
1988 $8,377

$8,377




David Heath

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
David Heath $7,200 $7,200
1997 $7,200 $7,200

Appollo


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Appollo $6,011 $6,011
1998 $6,011 $6,011

Bruno Sammartino


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Bruno Sammartino $5,000 $5,000
1996 $5,000 $5,000

Lanny Poffo


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Lanny Poffo $4,521 $4,521
1998 $4,521 $4,521

Thomas P.


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Thomas P. $2,339   $2,339
1998 $2,339 $2,339





Mike Modest


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Mike Modest $2,000 $2,000
2000* $2,000 $2,000

Gregory John Hunke


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Gregory Hunke $1,850

$1,850
1998     $1,850  
$1,850





Powerplant Trainee ("J T Greed")
Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

AJ Styles

Powerplant Trainee (Allen Jones)
1st year salary: $20,800 (referred by Kanyon, see 
6/9/99 memo)

Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
AJ Styles $1,300 $1,300
2000* $1,300 $1,300

Ricky Steamboat


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Ricky Steamboat $960 $960
1996 $960 $960

Marc Blondin


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Marc Blondin $550 $550
1996 $550 $550


Aaron B.


Name Payroll Licensing Merch Total
Aaaron B. $500   
$500
2000    $500 $500


 



David Flair

Powerplant Trainee (David Fliehr)
Added contract in May 1999 -- see 5/28/99 memo
1st year salary: $45,000 (see 6/9/99 memo)
Negotiated increased contract in November 1999: $125,000 and $1,000 for each PPV -- see 12/3/99 memo

 David Fliehr (Wrestler) -- David Flair
Start: 11/29/1999, End: 11/28/2001 [No Rollover]
Year One: $125,000 / Year Two: $150,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
PPV Bonus: $1,000


Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
David Flair       35 73 108
PPV       4 4 8
TV       22 35 57
OTHER       9 34 43

Kimberly Page

Contract increase negotiated in April 2000 - see 5/9/00 memo (Kimberly Falkinburg)

Kimberly Lynne Falkinburg (Wrestler) -- Kimberly
Start: 02/02/2000, End: 02/01/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $200,000 / Year Two: $200,000 /
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 125 max days
All Events: $1,600 (includes PR appearances)

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 


Terry Funk

Terry Funk (Wrestler) -- Terry Funk
Start: 01/03/2000, End: 07/04/2000 [No Rollover]
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days
All events: $4,000 / PPV Bonus: $4,000




Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Terry Funk         49 49
PPV         7 7
TV         27 27
OTHER         15 15


Dustin Rhodes

Contract added in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo ($500,000) (Dustin Runnels)

 Dustin Runnels (Wrestler) -- Dustin Rhodes
Start: 08/02/1999, End: 08/01/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $500,000 / Year Two: $600,000 / Year Three: $700,000
12 cycle / 90 days notice / 365 max days
Signing Bonus: $50,000


Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Dustin Rhodes       11 46 57
PPV       1 3 4
TV       3 19 22
OTHER       7 24 31


Shannon Moore

Shannon Moore (Wrestler) -- 3 Count (Shannon)
Start: 05/17/1999, End: 12/31/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $45,000 / Year Two: $75,000 / Year Three: $75,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 100 max days
All Events: $1,000 (over 100 days, starting Jan 1 2000 forward)
Year 3 pro-rated to the shortened term.

1st year salary: $45,000 (referred by Kanyon, see 6/9/99 memo)
Negotiated increased contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Shannon Moore         91 91
PPV         8 8
TV         56 56
OTHER         27 27




Ralphus


Mark "Slick" Johnson

Contract terminated in October 1999 - see 11/1/99 Memo


Theodore Harris

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo


Percy Miller

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo


Ciclope / Halloween 

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo
There was a 10/6/99 email confirming he (Manuel Ortiz-Partida) had been released.

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ciclope 10 19 41 15   85
PPV 2 2 2 1   7
TV 5 13 14 7   39
OTHER 3 4 25 7   39

Craig Mally

Contract terminated in September 1999 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Lenita Erickson

Contract was added in October 2000 - $125,000 plus $500 per event -- see 10/31/00 memo


Chris Harris

Contract was added in October 2000 - $750 per week plus $300 per event -- see 10/31/00 memo

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chris Harris         15 15
PPV         1 1
TV         14 14

Chris Candido

Contract was added in April 2000 -- $104,000 plus $500 per event -- see 5/9/00 memo

Chris Candito (Wrestler) -- Chris Candido 
Start: 04/14/2000, End: 04/13/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $104,000 / Year Two: $104,000 /3 cycle / 90 days notice / 0 max days
All Events: $500 (No Fee for PR days.)


Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Chris Candido         21 21
PPV         2 2
TV         17 17
OTHER         2 2

Allison Pfau

Contract was added in April 2000 -- $15,000 plus $250 for PR or non-TV events and $500 for TV events -- see 5/9/00 memo

 Allison Pfau (Nitro Girl) -- Syran
Start: 04/24/2000, End: 04/23/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $15,000
30 cycle / 30 days notice / 0 max days
All TV events ($500)
Non-TV/PR: $250
Valet/Phsyical: $500



Carol Pedigo

Wardrobe - $1,000 per month plus $250 per event -- see 5/9/00 memo


Jason Cross (Jason Massengale)

1st year salary: $20,800 (referred by Kanyon, see 6/9/99 memo)

Mark Coleman

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)


Bryan Johnson


Mickey Hensen

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Byron Green

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal) - Sid pushed for hiring his friend, Bryon Green at $150,000 but creative team felt he was not worthy of a contract to wrestle for WCW.

Steve Allen


Matthew Baum


Cameron Beach


Nikola Bobic


Tony Byron Carr

Powerplant Trainee - "Corporal Cruel"

According to Diana Meyers, Tony Carr was not chosen to join the "new" Power Plant crew after the facility moved in 1998. He did become a WCW employee in 1999 when he began working on the ring crew earning $35,000 annually until WCW closed in March 2001.

Tony Carr (Tony Carr) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in July 2000; it was settled in July 2002

Twanta Maurice Craig


Jason Matthew Daniel

Powerplant Trainee - "J-Sin, New-sensation Jason"

Joey Frederick Denson III


Rico Dixon


Billy C. Dreer

Phap Minh Doung


Sean Charles Evans

Powerplant Trainee - "Shocker"

John Greene

Powerplant Trainee - "Johnny Attitude" 

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Johnny Attitude 1 2 9 10   22
TV   2 8 10   20
OTHER 1   1     2

Charles I. Groegler


Mark Guthrie


Paul Lewis Knox

Powerplant Trainee - "Pierce Kage"

Charles M. Lee


Wondell Le Flore


Robert S. Loewen


Craig Mally / Craig O'Malley

Powerplant Trainee - "Irish Invasion"

David Maria

Powerplant Trainee - "Apache"

Ken Moore


Michael Brady Nimmons

Powerplant Trainee - Mike Nova

Stephen Oliveira


Bounthan Saengsiphan


"Plaintiff Bounthan Saengsiphan was a professional wrestler who, like many others, also wanted to provide his wrestling services to WCW. Mr. Saengsiphan was physically small to be a professional wrestler (weighing approximately 180 pounds), but during 1998 and into 1999, he was given the opportunity to train to be a professional wrestler at WCW's Power Plant training facility. In May, 1999, however, Mr. Saengsiphan injured his knee and permanently stopped training at the Power Plant. After this event, Mr. Saengsiphan also stopped pursuing opportunities to become a professional wrestler with WCW. 
Mr. Saengsiphan did not achieve success as a wrestler with WCW during the limited time he spent training before his injury because of his overall lack of abilities as a wrestler, particularly for a wrestler of his size. While Mr. Saengsiphan had some skills as a wrestler, due to his small size he needed to show extreme quickness and exhibit exciting, high-flying moves to be considered for use as a professional wrestler on WCW's programs. During the time he trained at the Power Plant, Mr. Saengsiphan did not exhibit the necessary quickness, agility or ability to carry out sufficiently exciting moves to be successful at his size. Mr. Saengsiphan was never as capable a performer as the few other wrestlers his size who received opportunities to wrestle with WCW. The few other wrestlers of his size who wrestled with WCW also came to WCW with more wrestling experience and did not need the training that Mr. Saengsiphan did. Of course, Mr. Saengsiphan ended his training at WCW's Power Plant, but while he was training, no decision was made regarding him that in any way related to his race or national origin, and WCW took no discriminatory action with regard to Mr. Saengsiphan at any time. Likewise, Mr. Saengsiphan never complained to WCW about any alleged discriminatory or harassing decisions or comments being made to him by anyone at WCW, and WCW is unaware of any such conduct at the Power Plant or anywhere else at WCW. " - WCW statement on Bounthan Saengsiphan in June 2001 

Bounthan Saengsiphan (Bounthan Saengsiphan) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in July 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Lester Speight

Powerplant Trainee - "Mighty Rasta"

"Plaintiff Lester Speight was a professional wrestler who, like many others, also wanted to provide his wrestling services to WCW. In an effort to do so, he trained for a period of time to be a professional wrestler at WCW's Power Plant training facility. However, Mr. Speight chose to leave this training facility to pursue a wrestling opportunity in Europe. After returning to the United States, Mr. Speight contacted WCW about opportunities to wrestle. WCW agreed to use Mr. Speight's wrestling services in a match during one of its live wrestling programs. Mr. Speight appeared in the match and was paid an amount similar to that paid to other wrestlers who provided non-contract independent contractor wrestling services to WCW similar to what Mr. Speight provided. After this appearance, however, WCW did not find other opportunities to utilize Mr. Speight's wrestling services. The decisions about the use of Mr. Speight's wrestling services by WCW had nothing to due with his race." -WCW Statement on Lester Speight from June 2001 

Lester Speight (Lesters Speight) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in July 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Courtright Thurber


James Thurber


Mark Tipton


Charles Franklin Walker


Bradley J. Walker Sr.


Joe Watkins

Powerplant Trainee - "Vic Violent"

Curtis L. White


William Worthen

Powerplant Trainee - "William Worthy"

"Plaintiffs Darron Easterling and William Worthen are professional wrestlers who wanted to provide their wrestling services to WCW. In an effort to do so, during the relevant period of time they trained to be professional wrestlers at WCW's Power Plant training facility. Over the last few months of 1998 and into 1999, WCW transferred its Power Plant facility to a new location and decided that the new training facility would only be for a smaller group of wrestler trainees than the large group that had previously been training at the former Power Plant location. All of the wrestlers who were going to train at this new facility were going to be given the opportunity to sign an Independent Contractor Agreement with WCW as a wrestler trainee. Previously, individuals training at the Power Plant had no contract with WCW and were non-contract independent contractors who were solely paid a fee for each time they participated in a WCW event. At the new Power Plant facility, rather than being paid solely for their appearances, the trainees would be given the opportunity to sign these Agreements and be paid additional sums to provide wrestling services to WCW as trainees. After evaluating all of the 40 or so individuals who were then training at the former Power Plant location, WCW selected about twelve of these individuals to be offered trainee Agreements, based on the evaluation of their wrestling skills and persona and their display of the traits necessary to become successful professional wrestlers. WCW did not select Mr. Easterling or Mr. Worthen for such Agreements because they were not considered among the best dozen talents of those training at the Power Plant. While Mr. Easterling and Mr. Worthen were not chosen, four of the roughly twelve individuals signed to trainee Agreements at this time were racial or ethnic minorities, and most of the roughly 30 individuals who were not provided with the opportunity to sign a trainee Agreement were Caucasian. Mr. Easterling and Mr. Worthen were among the few minorities not chosen. The decision not to select Mr. Easterling or Mr. Worthen to sign a trainee Agreement was made solely on legitimate business reasons, and was made without regard to race. No decisions regarding Mr. Easterling or Mr. Worthen had anything to do with their race, and they have not been subjected to any racial discrimination or harassment by WCW. " - WCW statement on William Worthen in June 2001  

William Worthy (William Worthen) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in July 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Darron Easterling

"Plaintiffs Darron Easterling and William Worthen are professional wrestlers who wanted to provide their wrestling services to WCW. In an effort to do so, during the relevant period of time they trained to be professional wrestlers at WCW's Power Plant training facility. Over the last few months of 1998 and into 1999, WCW transferred its Power Plant facility to a new location and decided that the new training facility would only be for a smaller group of wrestler trainees than the large group that had previously been training at the former Power Plant location. All of the wrestlers who were going to train at this new facility were going to be given the opportunity to sign an Independent Contractor Agreement with WCW as a wrestler trainee. Previously, individuals training at the Power Plant had no contract with WCW and were non-contract independent contractors who were solely paid a fee for each time they participated in a WCW event. At the new Power Plant facility, rather than being paid solely for their appearances, the trainees would be given the opportunity to sign these Agreements and be paid additional sums to provide wrestling services to WCW as trainees. After evaluating all of the 40 or so individuals who were then training at the former Power Plant location, WCW selected about twelve of these individuals to be offered trainee Agreements, based on the evaluation of their wrestling skills and persona and their display of the traits necessary to become successful professional wrestlers. WCW did not select Mr. Easterling or Mr. Worthen for such Agreements because they were not considered among the best dozen talents of those training at the Power Plant. While Mr. Easterling and Mr. Worthen were not 
chosen, four of the roughly twelve individuals signed to trainee Agreements at this time were racial or ethnic minorities, and most of the roughly 30 individuals who were not provided with the opportunity to sign a trainee Agreement were Caucasian. Mr. Easterling and Mr. Worthen were among the few minorities not chosen. The decision not to select Mr. Easterling or Mr. Worthen to sign a trainee Agreement was made solely on legitimate business reasons, and was made without regard to race. No decisions regarding Mr. Easterling or Mr. Worthen had anything to do with their race, and they have not been subjected to any racial discrimination or harassment by WCW. " - WCW statement on Darren Easterling in June 2001

Darron Easterling (Darron Easterling) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in July 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Chris Wright


Wesley "Shane" Wright


Charlie Norris


Charlie Norris (Charles Allen Norris) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in November 1994; case ended in April 1996
 

Pez Whatley

Pez Whatley (Pezavan Whatley) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in April 2001; it was settled in July 2002

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Pez Whatley 7 2 1     10
PPV 1         1
TV 5         5
OTHER 1 2 1     4

Leo Burke

 Leonce Cormier (Other) -- Leo Burke 
Start: 03/27/1998, 
Year One: $26,071
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 


Rick Reeves

"WCW has absolutely no record of Plaintiff Rick Reeves having ever contacted wcw seeking to be a wrestler or to provide any other services to WCW as an independent contractor or otherwise. Mr. Reeves was not denied any opportunity to serve as an independent contractor with WCW due to his race." - WCW statement on Rick Reeves from June 2001 

Rick Reeves (Rick Reeves) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in July 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Thunderbolt Patterson

Thunderbolt Patterson ( Claude Patterson) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in July 2000; it was settled in July 2003

Rocky King

Rocky King (William Boulware) filed a Racial Discrimination suit against World Championship Wrestling in April 2001; it was settled in July 2002

Super Calo

There was a 10/6/99 email confirming he (Rafael Garcia Sanchez) had been released.

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Super Calo 11 53 36 22   122
PPV 1 2 3     6
TV 7 41 21 13   82
OTHER 3 10 12 9   34


Barry Houston

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Barry Houston 1 2 4     7
TV 1 2 4     7

Ashley Hudson

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ashley Hudson         7 7
TV         7 7

Johnny Boone

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Johnny Boone 2 2 2 1   7
TV 2 2 2 1   7

Shiima Nobunaga

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Shiima Nobunaga     7     7
TV     7     7

Loch Ness

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Loch Ness 7         7
PPV 1         1
TV 6         6

Larry Santo

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
TV         8 8
Larry Santo 6 2       8
TV 6 2       8

Butch Long

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
TV         8 8
Butch Long 6 1 1     8
TV 5 1 1     7
OTHER 1         1

Air Paris

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Air Paris         9 9
TV         8 8
OTHER         1 1

Mike Rapada

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mike Rapada   3     6 9
TV   3     6 9

Manny Fernandez

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Manny Fernandez 7 2   1   10
TV 7 2   1   10

Rex King

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Rex King 4 3 3     10
TV 3 3 3     9
OTHER 1         1


Steve Doll

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Steve Doll 7         7
TV 5         5
OTHER 2         2

Ricky Santana

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Ricky Santana 7 1   2   10
TV 6 1   1   8
OTHER 1     1   2

Kory Williams

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kory Williams         11 11
TV         11 11

Mike Tolbert

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mike Tolbert   1 8 2   11
TV   1 8 2   11

Mike Winner

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Mike Winner 11         11
TV 9         9
OTHER 2         2

JC Ice

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
JC Ice       2 10 12
TV       2 10 12

Wolfie D

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Wolfie D       2 9 11
TV       2 9 11

Nick Dinsmore

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Nick Dinsmore     11 1   12
TV     9 1   10
OTHER     2     2

Robbie Brookside

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Robbie Brookside   12       12
TV   12       12

Kurasawa

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kurasawa 13         13
TV 11         11
OTHER 2         2

Violent J

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Violent J       9 4 13
PPV       2   2
TV       4 3 7
OTHER       3 1 4

Sonny Trout

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Sonny Trout 3 10       13
TV 2 10       12
OTHER 1         1

Rick Thames

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Rick Thames 2 10       12
TV 1 10       11
OTHER 1         1

Jushin Thunder Liger

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jushin Thunder Liger 9     6   15
PPV 2         2
TV 6     3   9
OTHER 1     3   4

Julio Sanchez

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Julio Sanchez 2 9 4     15
TV 2 6 3     11
OTHER   3 1     4

Dean Power

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Dean Power   11 3   1 15
TV   10 3   1 14
OTHER   1       1

Dave Power

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Dave Power   11 3   1 15
TV   10 3   1 14
OTHER   1       1


Robert Gibson

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Robert Gibson 17       1 18
TV 14       1 15
OTHER 3         3

Doc Dean

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Doc Dean   13 6     19
TV   13 6     19

Frankie Lancaster

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Frankie Lancaster 2 2 5 5 7 21
TV 2 2 5 5 7 21

Masahiro Chono

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Masahiro Chono 3 14 3   1 21
PPV   2       2
TV 3 11 3   1 18
OTHER   1       1

David Burkhead

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Dave Burkhead       16 6 22
TV       16 6 22

Big T (Ahmed Johnson)

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Big T         24 24
PPV         3 3
TV         11 11
OTHER         10 10

Hector Guerrero

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Hector Guerrero 2 23       25
TV 2 22       24
OTHER   1       1

Bull Pain

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Bull Pain 12   6 8   26
TV 10   6 8   24
OTHER 2         2

Tokyo Magnum

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Tokyo Magnum     26     26
PPV     1     1
TV     21     21
OTHER     4     4

Road Warrior Animal

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Road Warrior Animal 22       5 27
PPV 3         3
TV 14       4 18
OTHER 5       1 6

Yuji Nagata

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Yuji Nagata   33 43     76
PPV   4       4
TV   21 25     46
OTHER   8 18     26

Kevin Sullivan

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Kevin Sullivan 66 27   1   94
PPV 7 2   1   10
TV 48 23       71
OTHER 11 2       13

Jerry Lynn

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Jerry Lynn 31 32       63
PPV 1         1
TV 27 32       59
OTHER 3         3

Roadblock

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Roadblock 7 21 7     35
PPV 1         1
TV 5 19 7     31
OTHER 1 2       3


Fidel Sierra

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Fidel Sierra 11 3 4 7 10 35
TV 9 3 4 6 10 32
OTHER 2     1   3


Adrian Byrd


Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Adrian Byrd   3   18 7 28
TV   3   18 7 28

Tony Mamaluke

Contract added in August 1999 - ($45,000) see 9/1/99 memo (Charles Spencer III)

Christopher Daniels

Contract added in March 2000 - ($75,000) see 3/1/00 memo (Daniel Covell)

Doug Dellinger

Doug Dellinger (Other) -- Security Director Doug Dellinger 
Start: 11/01/1998, End: 10/31/2000 
0 cycle / 0 days notice / 365 max days/ Merchandise Agreement Only. 

Gene Okerlund

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"  - "Barry Bloom client. Diana Meyers (WCW) will approach Okerlund. Contract with WCW expires 10/31/99. Days count against WCW contract days @ $2,200 per day."

Tony Schiavone

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Mike Tenay

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Charles Robinson

Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Mark Madden

March 3, 2000 memo (proposal) - announcer contract $150,000 

Eric Bischoff

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Eric Bischoff   1 4 1 3 9
PPV   1 2     3
TV     2 1 3 6

Vince Russo

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Vince Russo         8 8
TV         8 8

Nick Patrick

 Joe Hamilton Jr. (Referee) -- Nick Patrick
Start: 8/3/21998, End: 08/02/2000 [1 Year Terms]
Year Two: $90,000 
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Wrestler Data - Women

Miss Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ann Hulette (Wrestler) -- Elizabeth
Start: 01/22/1997, End: 01/21/2001 
Year 4: $150,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days




Rhonda Singh



Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Rhonda Singh       3 4 7
TV       3 4 7

Little Jeanne

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Little Jeanne       2 6 8
TV       2 3 5
OTHER         3 3

Malia Hosaka

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Malia Hosaka 4 4 1     9
TV 4 4       8
OTHER     1     1

Akira Hokuto

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Akira Hokuto 6 4       10
PPV 1 2       3
TV 4 2       6
OTHER 1         1

Major Gunns

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Major Gunns         12 12
PPV         1 1
TV         11 11

Mona (Miss Madness / Molly Holly)

Contract added in September 1999 - $105,000 -- see 9/30/99 Memo

Nora Greenwald (Wrestler) -- Mona
Start: 09/06/1999, End: 09/05/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $105,000 / Year Two: $130,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days


Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Molly Holly       14 15 29
TV       10 10 20
OTHER       4 5 9

Ann-Marie Crooks (Midnight)

Contract added in September 1999 - $50,000 -- see 9/30/99 Memo
Terminated contract in February 2000 --see 3/1/00 memo

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Midnight       5 4 9
PPV       1   1
TV       4 3 7
OTHER         1 1

Daffney


Daffney Sprull (Other) -- Daffney Unger
Start: 01/03/2000, End: 03/31/2002 [No Rollover]
Year One: $52,000 / Year Two: $75,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Events: $500
Contract increase negotiated in April 2000 - see 5/9/00 memo (Shannon Spruill)




Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Daffney         9 9
PPV         1 1
TV         6 6
OTHER         2 2

Asya


Christine Wolf (Wrestler) -- Asya
Start: 06/14/1999, End: 06/13/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $75,000 / Year Two: $75,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days





Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Asya       10 8 18
PPV       2   2
TV       8 4 12
OTHER         4 4

Torrie Wilson

Negotiated an increase in October 2000 - $1,600 for each day over 125 days per contract year -- see 10/31/00 memo


Torrie Wilson (Other) -- Torrie Wilson
Start: 12/06/1999, End: 12/05/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $200,000 / Year Two: $200,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 125 max days



Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Torrie Wilson       2 12 14
PPV       1 2 3
TV       1 7 8
OTHER         3 3

Alicia Webb / Symphony

Alicia Webb (Other) -- Alicia Webb
Start: 11/22/1999, End: 11/21/2001 [No Rollover]
Year One: $26,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Events: $500
PPV Nightly: $1,000





Stacy Keibler (Miss Hancock)

Signed in November 1999: ($15,000 plus $250 for non-TV and $500 TV events) -- see 12/3/99 memo
March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)

Stacy Keibler (Nitro Girl) -- Ms. Hancock
Start: 11/15/1999, End: 11/14/2000 [Like Duration]
Year One: $15,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
Non-TV/PR: $250
All TV Events: $500
Valet/Physical: $500




Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Stacy Kiebler         7 7
PPV         2 2
TV         5 5



Leia Meow

Kristina Laum (Other) -- Leia Meow
Start: 12/17/1999, End: 12/15/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $26,000 / Year Two: $26,000 /
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Events: $500




Madusa

Deborah Miceli-Blackman (Wrestler) -- Madusa
Start: 04/17/1999, End: 04/16/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $150,000 / Year Two: $150,000 /
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days



Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Madusa 22 12   13 13 60
PPV 3 3   1 2 9
TV 11 4   12 11 38
OTHER 8 5       13

Nitro Girl - Payton (Clare Cutrufello)

Contract added in September 1999 - $15,000 plus $250-500 per event -- see 9/30/99 Memo
Contract terminated in May 2000 -- see 6/13/00 memo

Clare M. Cutrulello (Nitro Girl) -- Payton 
Start: 09/01/1999, End: 08/31/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $15,000 / Year Two: $15,000 / Year Three: $15,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
Non-TV/PR: 250
All TV events: $500

Nitro Girl - Baby (Shannon McNell)


Shannon McNell (Nitro Girl) -- Baby
Start: 12/20/1999, End: 12/19/2000 [Like Duration]
Year One: $15,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All TV Events: $500
Non-TV/PR: $250
Valet/Physical: $500



Nitro Girl - Chameleon (Carmel Macklin)


Carmel Macklin (Nitro Girl) -- Chameleon
Start: 12/20/1999, End: 12/19/2000 [Like Duration]
Year One: $15,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
TV Nightly: $500
Non-TV/PR: $250
Valet/Physical: $500


Nitro Girl - Tygress (Vanessa Bozman-Sanchez)

Contract increase negotiated in April 2000 - see 5/9/00 memo


Vanessa Bozman-Sanchez (Nitro Girl) -- Tygress
Start: 10/26/1998, End: 10/25/2001 [No Rollover] / Year Two: $52,000 / Year Three: $52,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
Valet/Physical:  $500



Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble" 

Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Tygress       1 12 13
PPV         1 1
TV       1 10 11
OTHER         1 1


Nitro Girl - Chiquita (Chiquita Adams)


Chiquita Adams (Nitro Girl) -- Chiquita
Start: 01/17/2000, End: 01/18/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $15,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days



Nitro Girl - Chae (Chae An)

Chae An (Nitro Girl) -- Chae
Start: 10/26/1998, End: 10/25/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $52,000 / Year Three: $52,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
Valet/Physical: $500



Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"


Nitro Girl - Spice (Melissa Bellin)

Melissa Bellin (Nitro Girl) -- Spice
Start: 10/26/1998, End: 10/25/2001 [No Rollover]
Year Two: $52,000 / Year Three: $52,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
Valet/Phsyical: $500



Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Nitro Girl - Starr (Jennifer Bancale)

Jennifer Bancale (Nitro Girl) -- Starr
Start: 03/13/2000, End: 03/12/2001 [Like Duration]
Year One: $15,000
1 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days 
Non-TV/PR: $250
All TV Events: $500
Valet/Physical: $500





Nitro Girl - AC Jazz (Amy Crawford)

Contract terminated in November 1999 - see 12/3/99 memo
Mentioned in Bischoff's pitch for possible wrestlers to be involved with "Ready to Rumble"

Denise Riffle (Chastity)

Contract terminated in August 1999 - see 9/1/99 memo 

Paisley (Sharmell)


March 3, 2000 memo (proposal)



Contract increase negotiated in April 2000 - see 5/9/00 memo


Sharmell Sullivan (Nitro Girl) -- Paisley
Start: 05/01/2000, End: 04/30/2002 [Like Duration]
Year One: $52,000 / Year Two: $52,000
3 cycle / 30 days notice / 365 max days
All Evnets: $500 (Exclusive of travel days)



Wrestler 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000-2001 Total
Paisley         13 13
TV         11 11
OTHER         2 2

Powerplant



Try-Outs
"After diligent investigation and review of information and documents reasonably available to UWC, UWC states that it does not have information or documents in its possession reflecting all of the individuals who attended a "try out" at the Power Plant from 1996 through 2000. 

Based upon review of documents currently available to UWC, UWC is aware of the following individuals who attended a 'try out' at the Power Plant" - WCW filing in 2002 (UWC = Universal Wrestling Corporation, formerly known as World Championship Wrestling).
  • Matthew B. Baum
  • Cameron Beach
  • Nikola Bobic
  • Paulie Bykow
  • Joseph Bradley Cain
  • Tony Byron Carr
  • Rick Cornell
  • Twanta Maurice Craig
  • Jason Matthew Daniel
  • Marcial R. Davis
  • Joseph Fredrick Denson III
  • Rico Dixon
  • William C. Dreer
  • Phap Minh Duong
  • Darron Devon Easterling
  • Sean Charles Evans
  • Chris Ferrell
  • Allan Eric Funk
  • Edward Gatzky
  • Todd Griffith
  • Charles I. Groegler
  • Mark Guthrie
  • Bret Hamner
  • Theodore Harris
  • Jonathan Martin Hugger
  • Gregory John Hunke
  • Mark Jindrak
  • Trae Keller
  • Brian Klinge
  • Paul Lewis Knox
  • Charles M. Lee
  • Wondell Le Flore
  • J. Mark LeRoux
  • David Libich
  • Roberts S. Loewen
  • Michael W. Long
  • Jeremy Lopez
  • Ken Moore
  • Michael Brady Nimmons
  • Paul Neu
  • Stephen Oliviera
  • Charles R. Palumbo
  • Stan Patron
  • Craig Phillips
  • Cecil Riley
  • Sam Roman
  • Bounthan Saengsiphan
  • Mike Sanders
  • Frank Sepe
  • Sonny Siaki
  • Elix Skipper
  • Kenneth M. Stasiowski
  • Matthew T. Sletvold
  • Mark Stevens
  • W. Chase Tatum
  • Courtright Thurber
  • James Thurber
  • Mark Tipton
  • Mike Tolbert
  • Jerry Tuite (The Wall)
  • Scott Vick
  • Charles Franklin Walker
  • J. Bradley Walker, Sr.
  • Chris West
  • Curtis L. White
  • Wesley Wright
  • Brett Yokley

1991 Data


Ranger Ross

WCW faced an earlier discrimination lawsuit by wrestler Ranger Ross (Robert L. Ross, Jr.). 

1991 Data


In one portion, the WCW pay for wrestlers that whose agreements were not renewed by WCW in the Summer of 1991 was revealed:


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