Life is not easy for wrestlers who work in Vince McMahon’s promotion as they are required to be on the road almost the entire year traveling all over the United States and around the globe while dealing with tremendous pain from performing up to three times a week.
But, according to the Daily Mirror, the wrestling giants show their appreciation with some lucrative salaries combined with a few bonuses that come from competing in the main event or by participating in special Pay-Per-View shows like the events in Saudi Arabia.
Some superstars even receive extra cash from other commercial deals they have landed as well as their merchandise sales.
The Undertaker and Roman Reigns, who are set to team up at Extreme Rules tonight are among the highest earners as they make a whopping $2.5million and $5m salary respectively.
But Brock Lesnar is the highest earner as the UFC legend makes a base salary of a whopping $12million per year.
John Cena comes second with $8.5m amid his growing Hollywood career.
When it comes to the WWE women’s division Ronda Rousey leads the way by a mile as she earns a base salary of $1.5m per year.
The UFC Hall of Famer is followed by Charlotte Flair’s $550,000 earnings as well as Nikki Bella and Alexa Bliss who make $350,000.
Check out the list below and find out every WWE superstar and employee’s salary according to figures from mid-2018:
WWE senior staff salaries:
Triple H (Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative) – $1.1million + $1.65million (talent contract)
Vince McMahon (Chairman – Chief Executive Officer) – $2.4million
George Barrios (Financial and Strategic Officer – $800,000
Kevin Dunn (Producer) – $800,000
Michael Luisi (WWE Studios President) – $70,000
WWE men base salaries:
Brock Lesnar $12million
John Cena $8.5million
Roman Reigns $5million
Randy Orton $4.5million
AJ Styles $3.5million
Seth Rollins $3million
The Miz $2.5million
Kevin Owens $2million
Dolph Ziggler $1.5million
Jeff Hardy $1million
Shinsuke Nakamura $400,000
Heath Slater $400,000
Titus O’Neil $300,000
Bo Dallas $300,000
Braun Strowman $300,000
Apollo Crews $300,000
Scott Dawson $250,000
Luke Gallows $250,000
Jey Uso $250,000
Jimmy Uso $250,000
Curtis Axel $250,000
Curt Hawkins $200,000