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Old 25-May-16, 18:39
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Default The Life of a Female Wrestler - Financial Point of View

This has been something I've always been curious about ... How well can a female wrestler live ?! How wealthy can they be ?

Lets use Dollars for a currency reference and let's assume a average rate of 5 sessions a week ( have no clue if it is more or less than that , but just to have a notion )

Rate per Session - 200 dollars.
Sessions per Week - 5

Weekly Wage - 1000 USD
Monthly Wage - 4000 USD

If we add an extra 300 USD for custom filming or video filming ... Makes a total of 4300 USD a month ...

Obviously the most famous will make much more money than that but let's just assume a normal female wrestler and then we can go and make an estimation for the more famous.

What do you guys think ? Do you think that they make more than that ?

If they make 4300 USD a month is it enough to live a good life ? since its all tax free ..

In Portugal a 4300€ salary is very good ... can't compare to the US or UK though .. living costs are higher ..

What are your thoughts ?

Keep those calculations coming
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Old 25-May-16, 18:53
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Default Re: The Life of a Female Wrestler - Financial Point of View

Rate is way higher, sessions per week is way lower. You can make decent money. Doms make a lot more than session wrestlers to be honest.
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Default Re: The Life of a Female Wrestler - Financial Point of View

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Rate is way higher, sessions per week is way lower. You can make decent money. Doms make a lot more than session wrestlers to be honest.
Lets say 300 USD on 3 sessions a week then... 3600+300 = 3900 USD monthly wage ..

I don't know how much sessions a week they host .. I threw in a random number .. but you also have to consider half an hour session so maybe 250\300 is the most accurate value.

I'm only considering sessions wrestlers .. Doms are far more popular .. I mean a female wrestler who dedicates to sessions and videos filming ...Around 4000 USD is good money
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Old 25-May-16, 19:06
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Default Re: The Life of a Female Wrestler - Financial Point of View

There have been many threads about this. The easiest way to get rich is probably for them to marry a rich guy. To get sessions, they have to travel. Even in places like LA, they probably only get a couple local sessions a month. Traveling is expensive, and gets in the way of their diet and training, plus it's extremely tiring. Even though they make high hourly wages, they just can't do it 40 hours a week. When they do travel, sometimes guys complain about them being in the wrong area. For example, Oakland vs. San Francisco or Newark vs. New York. They travel across the country, and the guys complain about a 10-15 mile drive. I understand part of it, if you live in the east bay, trying to drive and park in SF is a nightmare. But it's not something the session wrestler wants to deal with. They also have to frequently deal with bad/dangerous clients, guys who email them dozens of times per day, and so on.

It's also expensive to live in CA, where many of them live. A 1 bedroom apartment in a nice area of LA or Orange County might cost $2500-3000. Of course, they can save money by getting roommates, but needing roommates clearly demonstrates they're not living comfortably. In San Francisco, a 1 bedroom apartment might cost $4000, and when you go check one out, there will be 50 other people in line to see it, most of them with higher verifiable income. I believe the situation is similar in NYC. Other places in the US are cheaper to live but don't get much traffic from this industry. Other than Vegas, but living in Vegas would probably suck. Then CA taxes are 9.3% (on top of federal taxes) for the girls in CA making anywhere around $100k. Of course I doubt much, if any, of the cash from sessions actually gets reported to the IRS.

Also, a bodybuilding lifestyle is extremely expensive. Gym memberships, food, supplements, and sometimes 'roids. There's very little money on the women's side of competitions, and most don't win competitions anyway. They tend to supplement their income from websites, clips stores, and frequently take jobs as personal trainers. These jobs suck, and they have to deal with intense degrees of piracy of their electronic content. They also have to learn the basics of web development (which, admittedly, is now a bit easier with packages like Wordpress) or hire someone to manage their website.

By the way, your session rate of $200 is extremely low. $300 is on the very low end. More typical is $350-400. The bottom line is, they're not getting 5 sessions per week if they're not traveling. They'll be lucky to get 1. Even if they could make it big just doing sessions, they'd probably need to get a "decoy job" anyway, just so the IRS doesn't get suspicious when they have a house or nice car or anything else despite making minimal money.

The bottom line is, unless they're traveling full-time, they'll need to find another occupation and sessions will just be some supplemental income. They also need to worry about having real skills once they "age out."
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There have been many threads about this. The easiest way to get rich is probably for them to marry a rich guy. To get sessions, they have to travel. Even in places like LA, they probably only get a couple local sessions a month. Traveling is expensive, and gets in the way of their diet and training, plus it's extremely tiring. Even though they make high hourly wages, they just can't do it 40 hours a week. When they do travel, sometimes guys complain about them being in the wrong area. For example, Oakland vs. San Francisco or Newark vs. New York. They travel across the country, and the guys complain about a 10-15 mile drive. I understand part of it, if you live in the east bay, trying to drive and park in SF is a nightmare. But it's not something the session wrestler wants to deal with. They also have to frequently deal with bad/dangerous clients, guys who email them dozens of times per day, and so on.

It's also expensive to live in CA, where many of them live. A 1 bedroom apartment in a nice area of LA or Orange County might cost $2500-3000. Of course, they can save money by getting roommates, but needing roommates clearly demonstrates they're not living comfortably. In San Francisco, a 1 bedroom apartment might cost $4000, and when you go check one out, there will be 50 other people in line to see it, most of them with higher verifiable income. I believe the situation is similar in NYC. Other places in the US are cheaper to live but don't get much traffic from this industry. Other than Vegas, but living in Vegas would probably suck. Then CA taxes are 9.3% (on top of federal taxes) for the girls in CA making anywhere around $100k. Of course I doubt much, if any, of the cash from sessions actually gets reported to the IRS.

Also, a bodybuilding lifestyle is extremely expensive. Gym memberships, food, supplements, and sometimes 'roids. There's very little money on the women's side of competitions, and most don't win competitions anyway. They tend to supplement their income from websites, clips stores, and frequently take jobs as personal trainers. These jobs suck, and they have to deal with intense degrees of piracy of their electronic content. They also have to learn the basics of web development (which, admittedly, is now a bit easier with packages like Wordpress) or hire someone to manage their website.

By the way, your session rate of $200 is extremely low. $300 is on the very low end. More typical is $350-400. The bottom line is, they're not getting 5 sessions per week if they're not traveling. They'll be lucky to get 1. Even if they could make it big just doing sessions, they'd probably need to get a "decoy job" anyway, just so the IRS doesn't get suspicious when they have a house or nice car or anything else despite making minimal money.

The bottom line is, unless they're traveling full-time, they'll need to find another occupation and sessions will just be some supplemental income. They also need to worry about having real skills once they "age out."
Excellent post ed ! thank you

I was only looking at the " smaller picture" !
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Default Re: The Life of a Female Wrestler - Financial Point of View

Most of them do sessions, video work, go to school, and have a 9-5 job.

Now who do you think makes the most money or has made the most amount of money in the course of a career?

My guess is Goddess Severa.
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Default Re: The Life of a Female Wrestler - Financial Point of View

Without question, Severa is the wealthiest session wrestler.

Her rates are very high, she is in great demand and she works A LOT.

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Default Re: The Life of a Female Wrestler - Financial Point of View

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Without question, Severa is the wealthiest session wrestler.

Her rates are very high, she is in great demand and she works A LOT.
Not a bad guess since she seems to hang in the pricer parts of San Diego and LA. Although I think Robin aka Fightbabe might give her a serious challenge.
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Default Re: The Life of a Female Wrestler - Financial Point of View

While the idea of making $300 per hour doing something fun sounds great, session wrestlers don't get to keep much of that money. Take out travel expenses like hotel rooms, wear and tear on their car,fuel, food on the road, sexy clothes, makeup, tanning, getting their hair done, no show clients, etc... They really have to watch their planning of trips to make it. There are some making it work for them. It's tough though.
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Not a bad guess since she seems to hang in the pricer parts of San Diego and LA. Although I think Robin aka Fightbabe might give her a serious challenge.
Amber Deluca is a very pricey sessioner, inspiring many a thread (on other forums) bemoaning that fact. Of course Bill Wick got plenty of freebies I'm sure!
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