The most entertaining wrestling show after its inception is the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). However, these WWE shows are not real contests, but purely entertainment-based, featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and choreographed matches. Although it does include moves that can put performers at risk of injury if not performed correctly. This was first publicly acknowledged by WWE’s owner Vince McMahon in 1989 to avoid taxes from athletic commissions. Moreover, the McMahon family holds approximately 70% of WWE’s equity and 96% of the voting power. Henceforth these loved WWE wrestlers are handsomely paid and given a respective yearly contract. We have revealed the list of top 10 highest paid WWE wrestlers.
10. Dean Ambrose $1.1 Million
At the moment Dean Ambrose is WWE Universe’s World Heavyweight Champion Title contender. The Lunatic Fringe takes in about $1.1 million per year with the WWE, although it would not be surprising to see that number increase a bit in 2016. His net worth is estimated to be about $6 million and is a valuable asset for the WWE.
9. Kane – $1.3 Million
The Masked superstar no more wears the Red Mask and is back in action since the 2016 Royal Rumble, during which he was eliminated by Braun Strowman.At the moment Kane has a confrontation battle with the Wyatt Family. Although the Giant has an exciting WWE Entry and is a promising wrestler all these years. Kane also made an appearance in the Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32, where he was eliminated by Baron Corbin.
8. Big Show – $1.5 Million
The Big man who recently retired from the WWE Universe uses to earn handsome amount of $1.5 Million a year. Even though the big man hasn’t done a whole lot in the WWE over the past few months, Big Show was rather involved with the company in 2015, when he took in about $1.5 million for the year. His net worth is reported $20 million.
7. The Undertaker – $2.0 Million
Mark William Calaway also known as the Undertaker is another one of those wrestlers who only shows up just Once a year that too in the Wrestlemania. However, taker has become a legendary name that these appearances alone are enough to earn him quite a bit of money. Forbes reports that The Undertaker takes in about $2 million per year and thus he is one of the highest paid WWE wrestlers.
6. Roman Reigns – $2.1 Million
Roman Reigns earn around $2.1 million annually. That figure, however, will likely be down this year due to Reigns 30-day suspension. well, this is a true fact and extremely inappropriate rule for the Superman. Although, during the four weeks that Reigns is not permitted to perform at house shows or on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, he will be losing about $100,000 in revenue.
5. Seth Rollins – $2.4 Million
Seth Rollins demand has increased in the WWE Universe after he has left playing the Heal role. A natural performer who missed a significant amount of time in 2016 due to an unfortunate injury. Seth Rollins is said to rake in about $2.4 million per year with the WWE. Seth Rollins is a regular asset for the WWE and is currently the No1 WWE title contender as well.
4. Randy Orton – $2.7 Million
The Viper handsomely earns around $2.7 million with the WWE. However, the international leading business magazine Forbes notes that this is down from $3 million due to the time Orton has missed. Orton’s net worth is estimated around $15.5 million. The Viper use to play as the Heal role for more time. Although Orton now plays as one of the Good boys in the town.
3. Triple H – $2.8 Million
After a well established Wrestling career and getting Married to the WWE Ceo’s daughter, Triple H now runs the behind-the-scenes WWE operations serving as the Executive Vice President of the New Talents NXT. The Game also handles Live Events, & Creative for the WWE and the senior producer of NXT. He is cashing in around $2.8 million per year.
2. Brock Lesnar – $6 Million
Are you surprised to see the American Beast Brock Lesnar’s name so high on this list? Even after the Rare appearances in the WWE every few months and in action only for the main events. The UFC wrestler is being paid roughly $6 million a year which makes him of the highest paid WWE wrestlers. Brock Lesnar’s net worth is reported $16 million, according to Forbes Net Worth. He now faces the Challenge of his life Bill Goldberg.
1. John Cena – $9.5 Million
The 15 times WWE Champion has been with the WWE since 2001. However, John Cena’s Never Give Up ideology is always there with him in that Ring. He missed a few months of work early in 2016 due to a shoulder injury, but he still showed up at WrestleMania 32, where he teamed up with The Rock. His official return occurred in May. John Cena is undoubtedly the highest paid WWE wrestlers as Forbes reports that Cena is taking home roughly $9.5 million per year.
Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers
|1||John Cena||$9.5 Million|
|2||Brock Lesnar||$6 Million|
|3||Triple H||$2.8 Million|
|4||Randy Orton||$2.7 Million|
|5||Seth Rollins||$2.4 Million|
|6||Roman Reigns||$2.1 Million|
|7||The Undertaker||$2.0 Million|
|8||Big Show||$1.5 Million|
|10||Dean Ambrose||$1.1 Million|