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9. A Hairy Payoff Situation

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Jeff Jarrett was a guest on Sean 'X-Pac' Waltman's Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast this week, with the two Attitude Era standouts discussing their Hair versus Hair match from SummerSlam 1998. 

While talking about the contest, host asked guest if he remembered the payoff he received from the match, to which Double J admitted that he did not. 

Well, Waltman certainly did, because he remembered being dismayed by the dollar amount and first complained to Vince McMahon about it, before being referred to then-Head of Talent Relations Jim Ross. 

“I wasn’t happy about it. As a matter of fact, I think I called you just to make sure we got the same, and we did. 

First, I called Vince, and I was like, ‘Vince, hey man, when did you start paying by the pound?’. And he was like, ‘Well, if that’s how this conversation is going to go, then this conversation’s over. You need to talk to Jim [Ross] about this’.

So I used the same line on JR. I got $5,000 extra for that. Every time I complained they would send me an extra five grand to shut me up”.

That's such a brilliant strategy! 

Hey, if any of the Cultaholic higher-ups are reading this, I'm really upset with the way Ten Things is being treated these days. When did you start paying by the paragraph, et cetera...

Five grand, please

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