Several fighters are still demanding payment for the Bound for Glory event, the PPV held in November last year and also the television taping made in Ottawa, which goes from that week until after the Christmas break.
Given the concern among the talents that these behaviors continue, the president of Anthem, Ed Nordholm was inquired on the matter and left the following statements:
“Talent is not behind on their payments. We generally provide for talent to be paid as independent contractors in the month following a month in which services are rendered. This was an improvement over previous management, where talent cheques were issued only as the actual episodes aired (could be as much as 12 weeks after tapings before final installments were delivered).
We instituted a payment policy last year to pay for all services rendered in a month in the following month, regardless of when the shows would air. Accordingly, cheques for January were mailed earlier mid-month; cheques for November were mailed mid-December (and I understand got caught up in Christmas mail delays).
We realize that one unexpected impact of moving our corporate offices to Canada has been a further delay with mail services going cross-border. We are working to streamline our talent payroll processing so future events will be paid closer to the beginning of each month after services are rendered.”