Bagwell Banned For Attitude, Lita’s Payrate & Future

Ryan Clark


Lita just finished up recording all the tracks for the debut album of her punk group, The Luchagors. She’s said to have changed her look and is straight out of the 90s now. Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan produced the CD. She’s got some dates with Hermie Sadler’s UWF coming up, but that’s about it. She’s asking for $3,000 per shot, and the feeling among most promoters is that a guy like Rob Van Dam might be worth $3,000 if he’s straight off TV (and there have been many WWE guys straight off TV that are eager to work and want less than $1,000 per shot), but not Lita. It may be a deal where she has very little interest in wrestling, and figures no one is going to pay that money, but if they do, fine, that’s $3,000 for a wrestling match.

There is a local promotion in Haleyville, AL that has banned Buff Bagwell from their shows. He was working as a main eventer, but according to the local newspaper he had used profanity and, according to another source, “was just an *** in general.” The promoter vowed never to use him anywhere again.

Ricky Steamboat got the rights to his ring name back, which is why he’s been appearing as “Ricky Steamboat” in video packages and mentions on WWE.com. His wife had originally gotten the rights to the name in a divorce settlement and refused to give them up. WWE didn’t want to do anything major with Steamboat on TV (he’s been working there as a road agent) because they figured nobody would care about “Richard Blood”. They likely made a deal where he was given the rights, and his ex-wife will get a split of the profits that they can now make off merchandise, DVDs, etc. They can also now induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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