How to avoid being a victim of ‘fraud’ in the wrestling industry
Posted On July 24, 2021
In the midst of the wrestling world, the stakes are high.
Wrestlers are paid a whopping $15 million per show.
And they must win, and pay a big price.
In an attempt to protect their identities, many wrestling companies have been slow to publicly release the full financials of their promotions, and even to disclose the full names of their top stars.
But an Indian newspaper on Friday published the names of the promoters, and the results are startling.
The paper said that, by the end of December, a total of 1,068 wrestlers had been booked in Indian promotions.
The promoters’ total income for the year was just over $1.4 million, and that number includes fees paid to promoters by the wrestlers.
The Indian wrestlers, who do not get paid directly by the companies, receive commissions of $1,000-$5,000, the paper said.
But most promoters, such as Vijay Nair, an independent promoter in Mumbai, earn just a little more than $400,000 a year.
The wrestlers are paid at their own expense, with the promoter having to pay them his own way.
The wrestlers in this case are paid as per the terms of their contracts.
They have to do interviews and perform their shows.
But in India, promoters are expected to work with the wrestlers, and there are strict rules for how they can perform, the newspaper said.
The contract states that the wrestler will get a minimum of 5 minutes of backstage time per day.
They must be at their hotel rooms on the first day of the show, and they must stay at least five minutes away from the ring during the show.
Wrestlers can be seen on the TV sets of Indian companies promoting the wrestling, and many of them are wearing the wrestler’s name and wrestling gear.
The Indian wrestlers are also filmed at home with the company’s camera, so they are in constant contact with the promoters.
The promoters, many of whom are well known, are known as ring generals, the Times of Indian said.
They are also paid handsomely.
They receive more than a $2 million-a-year stipend, plus royalties for every title they win, which can run up to $1 million.
Most of the wrestlers are from the state of Maharashtra, with about 60 of them from the southern Indian city of Kolkata.
The rest come from the smaller towns and villages, according to the newspaper.
Rajesh Kumar, the chairman of the National Wrestling Federation of India (NWEI), which has two dozen wrestlers in it, said he knew nothing of the paper’s revelations.
“I have never been contacted by anybody about these wrestlers.
They come to me when they have problems, and I have been working with them for over 20 years,” he said.
“They are not paid anything for performing in the ring.
I have never had any problem with them, and we don’t even have any issues.”
Rajeev Prasad, who runs a company called World Wrestling Entertainment, which is the promoter of Indian promotions, said that wrestlers who have been booked have received only one-day training camps.
“In the last two years, I have paid out over $100,000 to our wrestlers,” he told the Times.
“We are only paid when they show up for training.
This is the way it is.
We are not allowed to give them any money before they are booked.
If they are not booked, we pay them only a minimum amount.
We have not been told anything.”
Mr Prasam said that he had asked the promoters to pay his employees’ wages in advance.
“But the promoters have not done so.
If the wrestlers were booked, they would have paid us immediately,” he added.
The Times also said that a wrestling promoter in a Mumbai hotel gave out the names and address of wrestlers he was booked with.
The names and addresses of the other wrestlers, however, have not yet been released.