Top 10 Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers In The World (By Salary)
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WWE wrestling is one of the most popular, engaging, and interesting television shows in the world, with millions of viewers worldwide. WWE's popularity has been invincible since it began airing on television, owing to the pro wrestlers who have made it extremely appealing. In exchange, the company pays these professional wrestlers a large salary.
Top 10 Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers In The World Today
(Ranked by KnowInsiders.com)
1. Brock Lesnar
Net worth: $25 million
Brock Lesnar has taken a back seat since losing the WWE championship to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38. He hasn't appeared in the title film since then, and he's had feuds with Bobby Lashley and Omos. Despite being on the outside looking in when it comes to in-ring action, Lesnar isn't on the outside looking in when it comes to his contract. Lesnar earns around $20 million per year as one of the company's faces.
2. John Cena
Net worth: $8.5 million
Due to his commitments in Hollywood, John Cena was absent from the wrestling ring for the majority of last year. He has appeared in several films and is slowly making a name for himself in Hollywood. Even though Cena has not wrestled on a regular basis, he remains the WWE's most recognizable face, and as a result, he currently earns around $15 million per year.
3. Roman Reigns
Net worth: $5 million
If there was a debate over who owned 2022, it should begin and end with Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. Since becoming the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at WrestleMania38, Reigns has improved his game to the point where some fans question whether he is the greatest of all time. Reigns now earns a yearly salary of $12 million as a result of his heroics.
4. Randy Orton
Net worth: $4 million
Randy is a professional wrestler and actor who is currently signed to WWE and works on the Raw brand. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Orton is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He has won several championships as a professional wrestler, including the World Championship, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE United States Championship. Randy is one of the highest-paid wrestlers, earning $4 million per year.
5. Triple H
Net worth: $3.3 million
Triple H made his WWE debut as Hunter Hearst Helmsley in 1995. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of D-Generation X in 2019. He is the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Development and Strategy. He is the NXT brand's creator and executive producer. His salary is estimated to be $3.3 million per year.
6. Seth Rollins
Net worth: $3 million
Seth Rollins is currently one of the most underappreciated wrestlers in the world. For his abilities, he should ideally be in the lead role, and that time will come soon. Despite not being in contention for the title, Rollins has had five-star matches against the likes of Cody Rhodes and Edge in the past year, and it currently appears that he will face Logan Paul at WrestleMania 39. Rollins currently earns $10 million per year, putting him in the top tier of WWE employees.
7. The Undertaker
Net worth: $2.5 million
The WWE's longest-serving wrestler is The Undertaker, also known as the Dead Man. He is widely regarded as the most well-known and accomplished professional wrestler in WWE history. He began his career in 1987 as a gimmick wrestler for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). Despite his impending retirement in 2020, he made an appearance in the Monday Night Raw 30th Anniversary special. His WWE salary is estimated to be $2.5 million per year, and he is now under contract with the Legends division.
8. Drew McIntyre
Net worth: $1.5 million
Since his return to the WWE, Drew McIntyre has gone from strength to strength. He won the Royal Rumble and the WWE title in 2020, and he has fought notable opponents such as Roman Reigns and The Bloodline. He is due for another title defense in the near future, and his status as one of the WWE's main faces should not be questioned. McIntyre currently earns around $8 million per year as one of the top performers.
9. Dolph Ziggler
Net worth: $1.5 million
Dolph Ziggler will be one of the highest-paid WWE wrestlers in 2023, with an annual salary of $4-5 million. He is a professional wrestler and stand-up comedian of American origin. He was born on July 27, 1980, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Ziggler's WWE wrestling career began in 2004. He has held the World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WWE United States Championship twice, and the WWE Intercontinental Championship once.
10. Braun Strowman
Net worth: $1.2 million
Braun Strowman, also known as The Monster Among Men, is currently popular among WWE fans all over the world. Braun Strowman is the ring name of Adam Scherr, who was born in the United States on September 6, 1983. With an annual salary of $10-12 million, he is another of the highest-paid WWE superstars in 2023.
Strowman has won the WWE Intercontinental Championship once and the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship twice (2 times). He also won the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Championship twice, the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal twice, and the WWE Year-End Award for Male Superstar of the Year. And he is currently holding the WWE Universal Championship.
Above is top 10 highest-paid WWE wrestlers in the world 2023. WWE has worked tirelessly to keep its position as the world's largest wrestling organization. The company negotiates a "downside guarantee" with each wrestler and pays them a base salary, bonuses for successful events, and a percentage of merchandise sales that include their image.
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