The concept is the TV show and the association with the promotion is going to get the wrestlers more work (and maybe higher paying work) than they would've gotten on their own, so Impact feels like some of that money should be kicked back to for providing the platform. It's not completely illogical; the new LAX seems to be one of the strongest pushed acts on these TV tapings, but the members generally had no great national profile before this weekend. Now they're going to be in more demand, assuming everything comes off well on TV, and Impact's looking to get a cut of it for making it happen.What is up with this 10% of Indie Bookings fee they are tacking on to these deals? wtf kind of nonsense is that?
LU did NOT put this something like this in their contracts, thinking they'd be running house shows years ago so it wouldn't matter, and it's resulting in them getting very little benefit out of Pentagon, Fenix, Jeff Cobb and others becoming stars on their TV. This is sort of an admission that as much as Impact would like start back running their house show schedule, they're not confident about it - if they were able to keep these guys busy on their own, they wouldn't both with this. The underlining issue is Impact needs to make money and can't make money in traditional fashion, so they're trying to get a piece of anyone simply associated with Impact who's making money.
I wouldn't assume it's been universally applied; it'd be a dumb move for Alberto to be giving up 10% of whatever he's getting elsewhere just as much as it would've been a dumb move for the Hardys. And, on the other side of the spectrum but moving to people I care about, Impact's done not much at all with Laredo & Garza which is cool because it means I don't have to pay attention, but likely means they haven't actually signed anything. Who agreed to be what will probably be even more clear after this end of these tapings.