Originally Posted by wiseblood
Humm... Do you think it's an accurate rumor?
I don't know the business like you do, but I am inclined to interpret "Dorna is paying [Rossi's] wage" as follows: Rossi is getting a direct cut of revenue from advertising and paid promotion, as opposed to a salary.
The person who told me that is in a position to know, but he is also in a position to want information to be spun a particular way. I believe him, but I wonder why he felt the need to tell me.
The way it was told to me, I understood to mean that he was being paid a salary by Dorna. Makes sense.