There’s no word on complaints (if any) on the WrestleMania payoffs this year for the talent. The show still did 690,000 for regular pay-per-view so it’s still a substantial number. The 690,000 is a lot less though than what they did before the WWE Network. Batista was asked about the payoffs and said, “From the talent’s perspective, that’s a tough question because I could put myself in a politically incorrect spot. As of this moment, with the WWE Network losing money, I don’t think the talent is benefiting the way they should.” The numbers for the post-WrestleMania shows have fallen hard.
Guys like Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Steve Austin got a flat fee for WrestleMania since they were not advertised ahead of time and were not in a match. Brock Lesnar has a guaranteed payoff and The Undertaker has a big downside guarantee which is his WrestleMania payoff.