The WrestleMania payoffs are expected to come in within the next two weeks so by then we should know how the WWE Network affects talent pay. Most of the talent does not know how the pay will be structured, whether they will just be paid based on pay-per-view buys (that would be lower than what they're used to getting because of the network), or if their pay will include what the company gets from the network. There is unhappiness in the company because house show business is slightly up from last year because of higher ticket prices but the pay for the house shows is down significantly. The talk among the wrestlers is that it's probably because of the money the company has lost from the network. Another factor could be because house show expenses are up as well so profits (which the wrestlers are paid a percentage of) are down.
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