We have some information to pass along regarding how WWE is paying some of its NXT talents.
According to a report from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Finn Balor, a former main roster guy who currently works in NXT, is still making the previous downside guarantee he signed for when he was on the main roster. However, Balor still likely won’t be making too much more than his current downside guarantee in the form of bonus payouts, given he’s on NXT.
Meltzer noted that Balor is still being paid like a main roster guy. On the other hand, NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley’s situation is a bit different. Ripley is still a part of NXT, but is working a major WrestleMania angle on the main roster with Charlotte Flair. Ripley has a WrestleMania title match scheduled against Flair, but is still on her NXT contract.
Meltzer added that, “in theory,” Ripley would receive extra bonus payouts for her Raw appearances to help build up the angle with Flair. Ripley will put her NXT Women’s Title up for grabs against Flair from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, April 5, 2020.