WWE's latest video game WWE 2K Battlegrounds was released recently on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia. The arcade-style brawler received mostly negative reviews and was criticised for the number of microtransactions in the game and its lack of depth.
WWE talent will be receiving their bonuses for appearing in 2K Battlegrounds soon, and Fightful Select reported one Superstar told them they will be paid $35,000. Other wrestlers won't be receiving any money despite appearing in the game as downloadable content, however, because they haven't yet signed main roster contracts.
Superstars seemingly received a lot more than $35,000 as a bonus in the past. Matt Cardona recently told Fightful he couldn't believe how much his first royalty cheque was, but the money "went drastically down" following SmackDown Vs. Raw 2009.
Strong Island Iced Z said: "That first royalty check, I'll never forget, my dad called me and told me what it was. I was in my hotel room and I dropped to my bed, 'What?' I couldn't believe it. Then the years after that went drastically down and down and down. I don't know exactly what happened, but still very cool the fact that we get paid to be in a video game. When you think about it like that, I get to be in a video game and I'm getting paid? Pretty cool."