The midcarders were making so much money it's unreal. Alex Wright making 375k is amazing. I heard back in the day that they paid $500,000 for Kiss to appear for one appearance and play one song.
Tank Abbott making more than flair, Kimberly getting $200, 000 is insane. Literally had me like
Wcw was the greatest place to work for if you really didn't care for wrestling like that or just lazy. No wonder why Goldberg`s not begging to go back to the wwe. Dude is set for life. I can also understand how Scott Hall became an alcoholic. I heard Shawn Michaels wanted to make the jump to wcw, but Vince talked him out of it. Knowing Hall and Nash, they were probably raving about how much of good time they were having to Michaels. Dude was already coked out as it is so making the jump would have killed him. Vince told him to look at the bigger picture and how others were being used. He was right and bret is a prime example of that. Bret Hart jumped at the turner money and he had no where near the career he had in the wwf.
That amount of money and freedom was unprecedented. They wasn't do any drug testing and Nitro became an anything goes/when in rome type of situation. I wonder what those wwf contracts looked like compared to wcw. Vince was probably spreading the salaries around thin like butter on bread compared to ted turner. Nowadays in the wrestling industry you don't really have that type of option unless a wrestler got weight on the indy scene, otherwise they're most likely stuck with whatever contract wwe throws at them.