The problem with the WWE main roster is that there is a lot of talent, but a limited amount of big match slots on any given event card.
And, as is the case in any business, those people who are higher up the pecking order are compensated as such.
But it looks like the tactic is beginning to cause some issues in the WWE, if reports today are to be believed.
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According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, friction is beginning to develop backstage at the WWE between two groups of Superstars.
The publication, via NoDq, describes the emergence of a "divide between the have's and have not's," and it looks like money, as is so often the case, is the root of the problems.
Despite some of the talent on the bottom rung of the WW roster having seen their pay increase from $100,000 to $125,000 downsides, the fact that there is still such a chasm between their position and the multi-million dollar talent at the top end of the WWE is causing issues.
Of course, those who are on million-dollar-plus deals will argue they are the ones selling the events and bringing in the crowd. However, with egos as big as the muscles in the WWE, the "have not's" are unlikely to see it that way, and will argue they aren't being given the same chance.
The same report notes how a few wrestlers are unhappy with excessive road costs, whilst the big names are pampered and "well taken care of."
Batista, for instance, is hoping for a tour bus to be written into his contract.
Coming on the same day that it was revealed Alberto Del Rio is earning a $1.45 million downside for a part-time schedule, it looks like things will get more awkward in the locker room before they get better.
WWE fans: Do the lower ranked wrestlers have a point? Which star deserves a big push? Have your say in the comments below...
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