Jim Ross says wrestlers should save money:
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross defended WWE’s use of the ‘independent contractor’ classification in his latest JRSBARBQ.com, claiming wrestlers need to learn to save their money instead of seeking the added benefits of proper employment…
In today’s WWE, if a talent is working regularly, and I’m not even talking about a main event talent, there is no reason that they should not be putting significant portions of their income away for their future. No reason whatsoever. Those that say otherwise likely don’t have a plan whatsoever and are more bling conscious than not. Those talents that don’t have a legitimate, reliable, licensed financial planner working with them are at the top of the list for those who will be taking Indy wrestling dates for any amount of money that they can muster long after their body has told them that enough is enough.
Some critics decry that if these men and women were not independent contractors that these issues would be significantly lessened and to that I call BS. Look at all walks of society where men and women are members of unions, are fulltime, regular employees and they still can’t be forced to spend their monies wisely, to pay their taxes, and to prepare for their future.
It’s akin to having substance abuse problems. The only thing that can guarantee a cure is for the abuser committing 100% on a daily basis to choose to be clean and sober. In other words, the abuser’s biggest ally is the person that they see in the mirror because only they can stop the madness and prevent a predictable, disastrous end to their own life.
Thank goodness when I first got into the business in 1974 that I traveled with men who were smart and frugal with their money and that I worked for a man, Bill Watts, who believed in financial planning that helped him acquire financial security and he stressed the same to me. In other words, I had role models and I wasn’t so defiant that I wouldn’t listen to their advice or follow their lead.
Times have changed and we can only hope that the various athletes and entertainers that we all love to follow and support will come to the realization that the money train is a short ride and it makes its last stop long before our journey in this life ends.
Have a blessed day and I’ll be back Monday with some thoughts on a crucial, Monday Night Raw broadcast from Pittsburgh as the speed limit on the Road to WrestleMania continues to increase.
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