TNA Wrestling is changing the way they pay their none main-event wrestlers. TNA is going from a monthly guaranteed payment to per-appearance based. However, they will allow their wrestlers will be allowed to take outside booking.
TNA reportedly plans to re-structure contracts with wrestlers who do not not have guaranteed deals.
TNA wants to shift to paying wrestlers per appearance, reports PWInsider, replacing existing monthly deals. The sales pitch to wrestlers is that if TNA adds more dates, they would conceivably receive more pay.
This affects the vast majority of the roster below the main event level.
The issue is that after this next set of Impact & PPV tapings running July 22-30, TNA currently only has one house show date in September and a Bound for Glory date in October on the schedule for the rest of the year.
TNA would have to amp up the number of TV and house show dates to reach the threshold where wrestlers would make more money than in their existing deals, which include a guaranteed amount of monthly pay.
Wrestlers who take the new contract offer will have to schedule independent bookings in the event that TNA does not add more dates, but also be available if TNA adds dates to the calendar. This places wrestlers in a tough scheduling predicament as TNA tries to re-structure payroll.