RAW announcer Mike Adamle was going to start working with J2 Strategic Communications — a media training company in Chicago — but one day after his WWE hiring was announced, he pulled out, citing other commitments including his WWE commitments. WWE is reportedly paying Mike Adamle $300,000 per year for his weekly work on Raw (talent receive additional money for working pay-per-views). That translates to about $6,000 per show. $300,000 is close to what a high-end mid-carder makes on their downside guarantee. $300,000 is also equivalent to three or four entry level WWE contracts, or giving developmental contracts to 12 wrestlers from the indy scene.