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From WWE Rumor Mill: Correction on Emma's Booking Fees

What's the truth behind the booking price?

News 16 Nov 2017, 23:24 IST

The First Aussie WWE Superstar

The First Aussie WWE Superstar

What’s the Story?

Former WWE Superstar Emma reported by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter to be asking for $2,000 per match, first class tickets and full creative control, but that’s not completely true.

In Case You Didn’t Know

Emma was released from her WWE contract back in October ending her six-year run with the company.

She spent the bulk of her WWE career in NXT and was sent back to NXT after a main roster run in 2014. She would re-debut on the main roster in 2016, but would be out for several months following a back injury and would not return until February 2017.

The Heart of the Matter

Emma’s independent booking was originally believed to be $2,000 per match for all of her independent bookings, but that price was only for work outside of the United States.

Emma’s rate for shows in the U.S. are $1,500 with round-trip airfare, hotel and ground transportation. Independent wrestling promotions are typically expected to provide hotel and ground transportation as compared to wrestlers signed with the WWE having to cover those cost.

Emma has also asked for creative control, but that is said to be common amongst independent wrestlers.

What’s Next?

Emma was released back in October, but informed promotors looking to book her that she would not be accepting bookings until Feb. 1, 2018.

The first female Aussie WWE Superstar said she was receiving an “overwhelming” number of booking inquiries from around the world, so she may have a busy 2018.

Author’s Take

Emma’s stock in WWE wasn’t too high before she was release, but she was still a name that many wrestling fans would recognize outside of WWE.

The former WWE superstar was considered by many fans to be one of the wrestlers who was never used to her full potential with the company, but next year she’ll have that chance.

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