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Scott Hall Reveals If He Would've Stayed In WWE For More Money
Posted By: Carol Cassada on Feb 07, 2020
Scott Hall was recently a guest of the Talk Is Jericho podcast, where he opened up about his departure from WWE.
One of the topics discussed is if he'd stayed in WWE if he was guaranteed more money.
Here's what he had to say:
Not having left WWE if he was given guaranteed money:
Well, I was schooled kind of in the old school art of doing business with promoters by Curt Hennig, so I pulled Vince aside one time at TV and I said, ‘hey boss, can I ask you for some advice?’ because Curt said the smart guys like to help. He wants to help, so I said, ‘hey boss, is it my ringwork that needs to improve or do I need to work on it?’ [Hall imitates McMahon scoffing]
‘Absolutely not! You’re one of the best we’ve got!’ I said, ‘is it my mic skills? Can you help me get better?’ And he went, ‘I love what you’re doing.’ And I said, ‘because I want to make big money like the guys who preceded me, and I’ve noticed that my pay has kind of plateaued although I feel my value to the company is increasing.’ I said, ‘I’m a babyface that you can leave laying and they chant my name.’
I would put guys over and [the crowd] chanted my name still. I was in a good spot, I felt like. I just said, ‘I want a little bit more’ and he said, ‘no.’ I would have stayed [in WWF] for less. I just wanted a guarantee and he just wouldn’t do it.
His WWE downside guarantee:
My [WWF] contract, as was everybody’s, except for maybe Hulk [Hogan] and stuff, [Ultimate] Warrior, [was] 10 days at $150 a date, guaranteed. Yeah, you made more than that, but that was what you were guaranteed. $1,500 and you give up everything for $1,500.
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