The question, how much is Walter Sapp’s WWE Net Worth? is a common one for wrestling fans who have followed the career of one of the United States greatest WWE wrestlers, Walter Sapp. As a long time fan of WWE, many are curious as to just how much is Walter Sapp worth. Unfortunately, no one can really give an accurate answer regarding this, but there are some things that can be said about the man’s career in WWE.
Walter Sapp Net Worth Is $500 Thousand
Some may remember the early years spent with the Blue Blazer as he was gaining prominence as one of the best WWE wrestlers of all time. During this time he developed a famous feud with fellow wrestler, Ric Flair. These two brawlers would go onto become some of the greatest and most well known WWE wrestlers in the history of the company. They would battle each other for months on end in what became one of the most memorable matches in WWE history. One of the main things that came from this was the “Rumble” which came from a match where Ric Flair and Sapp were locked in a cage match where the champion was not able to escape. This is one of the most well known matches in WWE history.
In the mid 80’s, despite his excellent physique, Walter Sapp did not have the success in the WWE that he had in the early days of his career. He struggled for a few years, failing to get any sort of recognition from the top officials in WWE. Eventually, he was fired from the company and signed with WCW where he began a feud with Billy Gunn, which would see both wrestlers end up in a steel cage match at Summer Slam.
During this time, Hulk Hogan was just starting out in his career and was not yet in the main event scene in WWE. As a result, there were not many big matches planned for him at this point. That is when Sapp got the break that he was looking for in WWE. He started working with Hulk Hogan and would often tag him in when he was in the ring. This was a huge benefit to the wrestling business at the time because it kept him from having to do the same thing repeatedly, like in the days when Hulk Hogan was battling Bob Holly. It also made him a more unique talent when compared to other wrestlers at the time.
Eventually, though, the World Wide Wrestling Association (WWA) tried to break up the two factions and turn them into one entity, but this was short lived. A couple of months later, however, WCW merged with WWE and turned the Hulk Hogan/WWE tag team into one big package. The main event at this time was Hulk Hogan versus The Smoking Machine, which were also a huge PPV. On that card, though, The Diesel and The Big Show were not with their respective companies, which made it even more important for people to recognize Walter Sapp as a wrestling legend. He even received an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame later on in his career.
Today, you will still see many signs of Walter Sapp in various wrestling venues all over the world. Everywhere you go, you will see people doing what he did, wearing his trademark “Walter Sapp” shirt. I don’t think that is a bad thing at all. He is just another example of how wrestling has evolved into becoming more than just a sport and has evolved into a culture.