Sources report that Christian’s last contract was worth a $200,000/year downside guaranteed salary; with bonuses and card payoffs included, he made roughly $400,000 last year. The new offer he received from WWE was obviously not enough to account for the disillusionment Christian had been facing with the product. It is not known if TNA has reached out to Christian, nor is it known if he will be bound to any sort of no-compete clause, however, one would assume that TNA would definitely show some interest in utilizing the talent. Because of its location in Christian’s home state of Florida, the lack of monetary incentive could be offset by the convenience of working a limited schedule almost entirely in the state.
As noted last week, referee Brian Hebner was released by WWE. He has had behavior issues in the past although it is currently unknown as to why he was released.
The latest update on Steve Austin and WWE is that his no-showing of RAW and Taboo Tuesday was a combination of an injury he suffered to his back while moving furniture as well as him disagreeing with the storyline plan for Taboo Tuesday. We’ll keep you posted.
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