WWE Making More Budget Cuts - Reportedly Ends Use of Tour Buses For Production Crews
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.18.2014
More trimming of the fat…
- On Monday, it was reported that WWE was looking to cut upwards of $20 million from their budget. Besides the talent cuts already made, WWE has also cut production costs by eliminating Fandango's golden curtain entrance and the lift that Bad News Barrett used. By cutting those items, the company was able to take the truck used to transport those entrances off the road, which saved them about $250,000 a year.
WrestleZone now reports that WWE has stopped using the tour buses they would provide for production crew members, backstage hands and others. WWE had supplied and paid for the buses and filled them with the crew members to transport them from television taping to television taping. WWE was looking to keep the crew comfortable and content with thier jobs.
Following the cutting of the tour buses, the production crew has been told that they will have to drive from city to city for television tapings.