Dax Harwood has explained how much his first WWE main roster contract was worth and why the money wasn’t “that lucrative” considering his time away from home.
Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler’s time in WWE came to an end in April 2020, well over a year after it was reported that the team had asked to leave the company.
Speaking on his FTR podcast, Dax Harwood spelled out how much his first main roster WWE contract was worth and says the money doesn’t stretch as far when you consider all the expenses from life on the road:
“The contracts were not that lucrative, very bottom dollar. I’ll tell you mine, I don’t know about Cash’s but our first contract for the main roster was 125 (thousand), 150, 175 across the three years and that was it.”
“Obviously we could – there’s a potential of making more than that and breaking that 125 barrier, that 125 ceiling with merch and pay-per-views and stuff like that, and house shows as well. But that was what we had signed and that is a lot of money, that’s a lot of money to me now but you gotta think about it.”
“If I’m on the road 5 days a week and I’m spending breakfast, lunch, and dinner all five days a week, let’s not even talk about snacks or whatever. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner five days a week on the road while my wife is at home cooking and paying for groceries for her and my daughter. Then I’m paying for rental cars and then I’m paying for hotels, I’m not making as much money as you think.”
“So when I heard a lot of the fans say ‘they could have just had catering and made their money’ it’s not that simple man. Money is one thing but there’s always been something I’ve wanted to do for professional wrestling and being there at that time was not gonna allow me to do that.”
AEW CEO Tony Khan has recently discussed FTR’s future in AEW with the tag team’s contracts expiring in the next few months.
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