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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2017

Entrants –

1. Big Cass eliminated by Braun Strowman
2. Chris Jericho eliminated by Roman Reigns
3. Kalisto eliminated by Braun Strowman
4. Mojo Rawley eliminated by Braun Strowman
5. Jack Gallagher eliminated by Mark Henry
6. Mark Henry eliminated by Braun Strowman
7. Braun Strowman eliminated by Baron Corbin
8. Sami Zayn eliminated by The Undertaker
9. Big Show eliminated by Braun Strowman
10. Tye Dillinger eliminated by Braun Strowman
11. James Ellsworth eliminated by Braun Strowman
12. Dean Ambrose eliminated by Brock Lesnar
13. Baron Corbin eliminated by The Undertaker
14. Kofi Kingston eliminated by Sheamus and Cesaro
15. The Miz eliminated by The Undertaker
16. Sheamus eliminated by Chris Jericho
17. Big E eliminated by Sheamus and Cesaro
18. Rusev eliminated by Goldberg
19. Cesaro eliminated by Chris Jericho
20. Xavier Woods eliminated by Sheamus and Cesaro
21. Bray Wyatt eliminated by Roman Reigns
22. Apollo Crews eliminated by Luke Harper
23. Randy Orton (winner)
24. Dolph Ziggler eliminated by Brock Lesnar
25. Luke Harper eliminated by Goldberg
26. Brock Lesnar eliminated by Goldberg
27. Enzo Amore eliminated by Brock Lesnar
28. Bill Goldberg eliminated by The Undertaker
29. The Undertaker eliminated by Roman Reigns
30. Roman Reigns eliminated by Randy Orton

Eliminations –

1. Jack Gallagher (by Mark Henry)
2. Mojo Rawley (by Braun Strowman)
3. Big Cass (by Braun Strowman)
4. Kalisto (by Braun Strowman)
5. Mark Henry (by Braun Strowman)
6. Big Show (by Braun Strowman)
7. James Ellsworth (by Braun Strowman)
8. Tye Dillinger (by Braun Strowman)
9. Braun Strowman (by Baron Corbin)
10. Kofi Kingston (by Sheamus and Cesaro)
11. Xavier Woods (by Sheamus and Cesaro)
12. Big E (by Sheamus and Cesaro)
13. Sheamus (by Chris Jericho)
14. Cesaro (by Chris Jericho)
15. Apollo Crews (by Luke Harper)
16. Dean Ambrose (by Brock Lesnar)
17. Dolph Ziggler (by Brock Lesnar)
18. Enzo Amore (by Brock Lesnar)
19. Brock Lesnar (by Goldberg)
20. Rusev (by Goldberg)
21. Baron Corbin (by The Undertaker)
22. Luke Harper (by Goldberg)
23. Goldberg (by The Undertaker)
24. The Miz (by The Undertaker)
25. Sami Zayn (by The Undertaker)
26. The Undertaker (by Roman Reigns)
27. Chris Jericho (by Roman Reigns)
28. Bray Wyatt (by Roman Reigns)
29. Roman Reigns (by Randy Orton)

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WWE Talent Salaries from 2012

This article was orginally posted on http://www.ringsideaction.com/2012/10/wwe-talent-salaries/.  When I the website went down, I wanted the article to live forever on my blog.  Enjoy!

 

This should make for some interesting Saturday night reading. This was posted on the Wrestling Observer Message Board. It’s the current contract and salary info for most active members of the WWE roster. Some are expected and some are pretty shocking (Khali being one). Let us know what you think of this:

These figures are rounded up from the original figures we received. These figures do not include, PPV or appearance bonuses, nor do they include the merchandise cut that each performer receives. Some performers receive an additional percentage added to their merchandise cut, if they are a high merchandise seller, and these are noted.

Note 1: It would appear that WWE’s standard contract lengths are 1 year, 3 year, 5 year, 7 year and 10 year.
Note 2: Some performers are offered a higher merchandise royalties percentage for taking a smaller downside. These figures were not made available to us.
Note 3: The executive office and “legends” contracts were not made available to us. These contracts operate on a different system entirely.
Note 4: The Undertaker is believed to be on a per-appearance contract, in which he is paid an agreed upon rate (a long with the typical PPV bonus if he wrestlers) for each appearance he makes for the company. Undertaker of course, still receives his merchandise royalties, etc, but isn’t on a downside contract. Undertaker is not on a legends contact, which means he cannot make appearances for independent promotions.

Male Wrestlers

Alberto Del Rio: $675,000 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
Big Show: $1,050,000 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option – 10 year contract
Brodus Clay: $170,000 downside – 2 year contract
Christian: $595,000 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
CM Punk: $1,220,500 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option/receives an additional 3.25% bonus for high merchandise sales – 7 year contract
Cody Rhodes: $494,500 downside – 3 year contract
Daniel Bryan: $620,470 downside – 3 year contract
Darren Young: $80,145 downside – 3 year contract
Dolph Ziggler: $540,230 downside – 3 year contract
Jack Swagger: $319,000 downside – 3 year contract
Jinder Mahal: $75,000 downside – 3 year contract
John Cena: $2,750,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation/receives an additional 6.25% bonus for high merchandise sales – 10 year contract
Kane: $905,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 5 year contract
Kofi Kingston: $254,200 downside – 3 year contract
Mark Henry: $877,000 downside/first class travel – 10 year contract
Randy Orton: $1,600,500 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option/receives an additional 2.2% bonus for high merchandise sales – 10 year contract
Rey Mysterio: $985,000 downside/first class travel arrangements/receives an additional 4% bonus for high merchandise sales – 5 year contract
Sheamus: $1,000,000 downside/first class travel arrangements – 7 year contract
Tensai: $520,000 downside – 3 year contract
The Great Khali: $974,000 downside – 5 year contract
The Miz: $712,000 downside/first class travel – 5 year contract
Zack Ryder: $135,050 downside/receives an additional 1.5% bonus for high merchandise sales – 3 year contract

Divas

Alicia Fox: $72,520 downside – 3 year contract
AJ Lee: $104,300 downside – 3 year contract
Beth Phoenix: $112,500 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
Eve: $109,475 downside/first class travel – 5 year contract
Layla: $86,450 downside – 3 year contract
Natalya: $74,410 downside – 3 year contract

Announcers

Booker T: $477,375 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 3 year contract
Jerry Lawler: $500,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation/allowed to make independent appearances – 5 year contract
Matt Striker: $164,000 downside – 3 year contract
Michael Cole: $549,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 5 year contract

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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2015

Order of Entrants:

1) The Miz
2) R-Truth
3) Bubba Dudley
4) Luke Harper
5) Bray Wyatt
6) Curtis Axel (replaced by Erick Rowan)
7) The Boogeyman
8) Sin Cara
9) Zack Ryder
10) Daniel Bryan
11) Fandango
12) Tyson Kidd
13) Stardust
14) Diamond Dallas Page
15) Rusev
16) Goldust
17) Kofi Kingston
18) Adam Rose
19) Roman Reigns
20) Big E
21) Damien Sandow
22) Jack Swagger
23) Ryback
24) Kane
25) Dean Ambrose
26) Titus O’Neil
27) Bad News Barrett
28) Cesaro
29) Big Show
30) Dolph Ziggler

Order of Eliminations:

1) The Miz by Bubba Dudley
2) R-Truth by Bubba Dudley
3) Bubba Ray Dudley by Bray Wyatt
4) Erick Rowan by Bray Wyatt
5) Luke Harper by Bray Wyatt
6) The Boogeyman by Bray Wyatt
7) Sin Cara by Bray Wyatt
8) Zack Ryder by Bray Wyatt
9) Tyson Kidd by Daniel Bryan
10) Diamond Dallas Page by Rusev
11) Fandango by Rusev
12) Daniel Bryan by Bray Wyatt
13) Adam Rose by Rusev
14) Kofi Kingston by Rusev
15) Goldust by Roman Reigns
16) Stardust by Roman Reigns
17) Damien Mizdow by Rusev
18) Titus O’Neil by Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
19) Big E by Rusev
20) Ryback by Big Show & Kane
21) Jack Swagger by Big Show & Kane
22) Bad News Barrett by Dolph Ziggler
23) Cesaro by Dolph Ziggler
24) Dolph Ziggler by Kane
25) Bray Wyatt by Big Show
26) Dean Ambrose by Big Show & Kane
27) Big Show by Roman Reigns
28) Kane by Roman Reigns
29) Rusev by Roman Reigns

Winner: Roman Reigns

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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2014

Order of Entrants:

1. CM Punk
2. Seth Rollins
3. Damien Sandow
4. Cody Rhodes
5. Kane
6. Alexander Rusev
7. Jack Swagger
8. Kofi Kingston
9. Jimmy Uso
10. Goldust
11. Dean Ambrose
12. Dolph Ziggler
13. R-Truth
14. Kevin Nash
15. Roman Reigns
16. The Great Khali
17. Sheamus
18. The Miz
19. Fandango
20. El Torito
21. Antonio Cesaro
22. Luke Harper
23. Jey Uso
24. JBL
25. Erick Rowan
26. Ryback
27. Alberto Del Rio
28. Batista
29. Big E Langston
30. Rey Mysterio

Order of Eliminations:

1. Damien Sandow eliminated by CM Punk
2. Kane eliminated by CM Punk
3. Alexander Rusev eliminated by Cody Rhodes
4. R-Truth eliminated by Dean Ambrose
5. Jimmy Uso by Dean Ambrose
6. Jack Swagger by Kevin Nash
7. Kofi Kingston by Roman Reigns
8. Dolph Ziggler by Roman Reigns
9. Kevin Nash by Roman Reigns
10. The Great Khali by Roman Reigns
11. Cody Rhodes by Goldust
12. Goldust by Roman Reigns
13. Fandango by El Torito
14. El Torito by Roman Reigns
15. JBL eliminated by Roman Reigns
16. The Miz eliminated by Luke Harper
17. Jey Uso eliminated by Harper/Rowan
18. Erick Rowan eliminated by Batista
19. Ryback eliminated by Batista
20. Alberto Del Rio eliminated by Batista
21. Big E Langston defeated Sheamus
22. Rey Mysterio eliminated by Seth Rollins
23. Luke Harper eliminated by Roman Reigns
24. Antonio Cesaro eliminated by Roman Reigns
25. Seth Rollins eliminated by Roman Reigns
26. Dean Ambrose eliminated by Roman Reigns
27. CM Punk eliminated by Kane (From the crowd)
28. Sheamus eliminated by Roman Reigns
29. Roman Reigns eliminated by Batista

Winner: Batista

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A List of Chants during the Randy Orton and Sheamus Match on Raw (2013-04-08)

Oleee, Ole ole ole, Boring! Boring! (Orton even shouts to the crowd “What you saying?”) (Commentary” “What are they saying?”)
Mike Chioda
Oleee, Ole ole ole, Boring! Boring!
Boring
We Want Big Show
RVD (Commentary: “It’s always like this after Wrestlemania” Really Cole? Is it?)
JBL (Commentary: “I love this crowd!”)Jerry (Commentary: “I guarantee they won’t chant your name!” Oh how wrong you was JBL)
Michael Cole
BREAK!!!
DDP
ECW (Commentary: “The crowds going to run out of chants.” )
Booker T
(Mexican Wave) (Commentary: “The night after Wrestlemania is always like this” “Are we in Canda?” Really Canada?)
Anderson (Not sure who, Mr Kennedy? Arn Anderson?)
Randy Savage
HBK
Bret Screwed Bret (They must have seen the twitter feed on the Tron or something, starts just after it around the time Sheamus does White Noise.)
Thank You Big Show (Randy Orton really looks pissed off now)
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Knock Him Out
Cotton Candy (Just before the spear, very quick one. Gives you a good laugh when you hear it, I wonder who walked through the crowd then?)
Holy Shit!
We Are Awesome!
One More Time
One More Chair
Kicked Your Ass (After replays when Orton is sitting by the barricade in pain.)
Jerry

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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2013

Entrant Number:
1. Dolph Ziggler
2. Chris Jericho
3. Cody Rhodes
4. Kofi Kingston
5. Santino Marella
6. Drew McIntyre
7. Titus O’Neil
8. Goldust
9. David Otunga
10. Heath Slater
11. Sheamus
12. Tensai
13. Brodus Clay
14. Rey Mysterio
15. Darren Young
16. Bo Dallas
17. The Godfather
18. Wade Barrett
19. John Cena
20. Damien Sandow
21. Daniel Bryan
22. Antonio Cesaro
23. The Great Khali
24. Kane
25. Zack Ryder
26. Randy Orton
27. Jinder Mahal
28. The Miz
29. Sin Cara
30. Ryback

Elimination Number:
1. Santino Marella by Cody Rhodes
2. Drew McIntyre by Chris Jericho
3. Titus O’Neil by Sheamus
4. David Otunga by Sheamus
5. Goldust by Cody Rhodes
6. Brodus Clay by a number of wrestlers
7. Tensai by Kofi Kingston
8. Darren Young by Kofi Kingston
9. Kofi Kingston by Cody Rhodes
10. The Godfather by Dolph Ziggler
11. Heath Slater by John Cena
12. Cody Rhodes by John Cena
13. Rey Mysterio by Wade Barrett
14. The Great Khali by Kane
15. Kane by Daniel Bryan
16. Daniel Bryan when he was caught by Kane on the outside, but Kane dropped him to the floor.
17. Zack Ryder by Randy Orton
18. Antonio Cesaro by John Cena
19. Jinder Mahal by Sheamus
20. Wade Barrett by Bo Dallas
21. Bo Dallas by an eliminated Wade Barrett
22. Damien Sandow by Ryback
23. Sin Cara by Ryback
24. The Miz by Ryback
25. Chris Jericho by Dolph Ziggler
26. Randy Orton by Ryback
27. Dolph Ziggler by Sheamus
28. Sheamus by Ryback
29. Ryback by John Cena

Winner: John Cena

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List of Royal Rumble Eliminations

1. Alex Riley by The Miz
2. R-Truth by The Miz
3. Primo by Mick Foley
4. Justin Gabriel by Mick Foley & Ricardo Rodriguez
5. Ricardo Rodriguez by Santino Marella
6. Epico by Mick Foley
7. Santino Marella by Cody Rhodes
8. Mick Foley by Cody Rhodes
9. Jerry Lawler by Cody Rhodes
10. Jinder Mahal by The Great Khali
11. Ezekiel Jackson by The Great Khali
12. Hacksaw Jim Duggan by Cody Rhodes
13. Booker T & The Great Khali by Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler
14. Michael Cole by Jerry Lawler and Booker T from the outside
15. Hunico by Kharma
16. Kharma by Dolph Ziggler
17. Kofi Kingston by Sheamus
18. Road Dogg by Wade Barrett
19. Jimmy Uso by Randy Orton
20. Wade Barrett by Randy Orton
21. David Otunga by Chris Jericho
22. Jack Swagger by Big Show and Sheamus
23. The Miz and Cody Rhodes by Big Show
24. Dolph Ziggler by Big Show
25. Big Show by Randy Orton
26. Randy Orton by Chris Jericho
27. Chris Jericho by Sheamus

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CM Punk’s Full Raw Promo Transcript from 06/27/2011

The BEST promo in the last 15 years.

Here’s a transcription of CM Punk’s RAW promo tonight…

(Punk sits down at the top of the ramp)

“John Cena, while you lay there, hopefully as uncomfortable as you possibly can be, I want you to listen to me. I want you to digest this, because before I leave in three weeks with your WWE Championship, I have a lot of things I wanna get off my chest.

“I don’t hate you, John. I don’t even dislike you. I like you a hell of a lot more than I like most people in the back. I hate… this idea… that you’re the best… because you’re not. I’m the best. I’m the best in the world. There’s one thing you’re better at than I am, and that’s kissing Vince McMahon’s ass. You’re as good at kissing Vince’s ass as Hulk Hogan was. I don’t know if you’re as good as Dwayne… he’s a pretty good ass-kisser… always was and still is. Oops… I’m breaking the fourth wall. [Punk waves to the camera.] I am the best… wrestler… in the world. I’ve been the best ever since Day One when I walked into this company, and I’ve been vilified and hated since that day because Paul Heyman saw something in me that nobody else wanted to admit. That’s right, I’m a Paul Heyman guy. You know who else was a Paul Heyman guy? Brock Lesnar… and he split, just like I’m splittin’, but the biggest difference between me and Brock is that I’m going to leave with the WWE Championship.

“I’ve grabbed so many of Vincent K. McMahon’s imaginary brass rings that it’s finally dawned on me that they’re just that. They’re completely imaginary. The only thing that’s real is me, and the fact that day in and day out, for almost six years, I’ve proved to everybody in the world that I am the best on this microphone, in that ring, and even on commentary. Nobody can touch me. And yet, no matter how many times I prove it, I’m not on your lovely little collectors’ cups, I’m not on the cover of the program, I’m barely promoted, I don’t get to be in movies, I’m not on any crappy show on the USA Network, I’m not on the poster of WrestleMania, I’m not on the signature that’s produced at the start of the show. I’m not on Conan O’Brian, I’m not on Jimmy Fallon, but the fact of the matter is I should be, and trust me, this isn’t sour grapes, but the fact that “Dwayne” is in the main event of WrestleMania next year and I’m not makes me sick!

“Oh hey, let me get something straight, those of you who are cheering me right now… you are just as big a part of me leaving as anyone else, because you’re the ones sipping out of those collector cups right now, you’re the ones that buy those programs that my face isn’t on the cover of, and then at five in the morning at the airport, you try to shove it in my face thinking you can get an autograph and sell it on eBay because you’re too lazy to get a real job.

“I’m leaving with the WWE championship on July 17 and hell, who knows, maybe I’ll go defend it in New Japan Pro Wrestling… maybe I’ll go back to Ring of Honor… [Punk waves to the camera again] hey, Colt Cabana, how you doing? The reason I’m leaving is you people because after I’m gone you’re still going to pour money into this company — I’m just a spoke on the wheel — the wheel’s gonna keep turning. And I understand that… that Vince McMahon’s gonna make money despite himself… he’s a millionaire who should be a billionaire… you know why he’s not a billionaire? It’s because he surrounds himself with glad-handing nonsensical [censored] yes-men like John Lauranitis, who’s gonna tell him everything he wants to hear… and I’d like to think that maybe this company will be better after Vince McMahon is dead, but the fact is it’s gonna get taken over by his idiotic daughter and his doofus son-in-law and the rest of his stupid family.

“Let me tell you a personal story about Vince McMahon. You know we do this whole bully campaign…”

(Microphone is cut off. Punk hits the mic a few times, says something inaudible, yells “I’ve been silenced”, and we fade to black.)