Enzo Amore’s mouth has gotten him into trouble but has also given him a lot of money.
During a Title Match Wrestling shoot interview, Amore revealed he made about $1,000 for his first NXT tour and got $17,000 for his first video game check. He paid off some of his student loans, flew his parents to Europe for the NXT tour.
His and Big Cass’ rise didn’t lose momentum whatsoever. The crowds started chanting their names and started making bold claims thanks to this.
“So you take the good with the bad. There’s that double-edged sword in the business of pro wrestling. Being humble does not work as well as being aware. If you are aware of who you are, the impact you have on the draw, the house, the stands, the merchandise and you understand that maybe in the history of our business in about a three to four year window, no one has made the WWE more money than me and Big Cass.”
“As far as asses in seats and merchandise goes because you have to understand they’re getting us at league minimum. Minimum WWE contracts and I make 2.5% of merchandise sales. Big Cass makes 2.5% of merchandise sales. We make $8 million on the Certified G shirt on our rookie year on the minimum salary in contract not including the draw on houses when we sit in people are buying our shirt. They’re coming to see us and we’re getting paid $600 a show on Monday Night Raw, getting paid $1,000 to be in the Barclays Center for a show. There’s people sitting in the front row who are paying more money for their seat than I’m making that night.”
Of course this is just a bold claim and it’s doubtful they made more than Hulkamania, counting inflaction.
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h/t to Ringside News for the transcription.