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Remember WCW? Hulk Hogan, Dennis Rodman And Others Earned Some 'Absurd' Salaries

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Remember WCW? Hulk Hogan, Dennis Rodman And Others Earned Some 'Absurd' Salaries

Remember World Championship Wrestling, aka WCW, aka Doubleya-See-Doubleya? Ted Turner's wrestling promotion nearly put Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) out of business during the 1990s. However, creative control and the AOL-Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) merger put an end to that.

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Fox Sports pointed out some pretty ridiculous facts about WCW's salaries and celebrity payouts.

  • Hulk Hogan, the biggest star in the company and arguably the most famous pro wrestler ever, was paid $13.1 million -- $5 million more than anyone else on the roster.
  • For his brief 1999 stint, Master P earned $290,000.
  • Dennis Rodman's salary of $1.2 million was higher than his salary in five of his 11 NBA seasons.
  • Scott Steiner ($2.37 million) earned about as much as Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio combined. The latter two went on to become huge stars in WWE.
  • Chris Jericho had an average salary of $142,000 from 1996 to 1999. He's gone on to become one of the most accomplished pro wrestlers of all time.

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