Alberto El Patron Comments On WWE Pay Issues

Former WWE Superstar Alberto El Patron recently spoke with Sports Illustrated “Extra Mustard” about a wide variety of topics, check out the highlights below:

“It’s horrible for the business, but you cannot blame that company,” said El Patron. “That company is doing what a company is supposed to do—monopolize, get the best talent from everywhere, and try to destroy the competition. They’re smart, you cannot blame them.”

“The problem is with the talent,” El Patron said. “Just going there to be there with the promise of being on TV, but not even charging good money for your work, is not good business. We as wrestlers need to remember that this is a business. We started because we love the business and we stay in it because we have a lot of passion for it, but you have to be rewarded for your work.”

“I was there and saw some of the main guys, new top heels and new top babyfaces, get paid nothing for their matches. The new talent joining NXT is taking pay cuts to work there, sometimes even 80 percent less. You need to be rewarded for your work in a business.”

  • Anonymous

    It’s hard to take him seriously when he has had money issues everywhere he goes.

  • Chad

    So Impact not even paying their wrestlers is somehow better?