Revealed: Top 10 Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers’ List For 2019-20 Session
Forbes has recently released the list of the highest paid WWE wrestlers from the last financial year. The top 10 names from the list are given below alongside their earnings from the biggest pro-wrestling company.
1. Brock Lesnar – $10 million
Being the biggest box office attraction in the pro-wrestling circuit, WWE hands him the most lucrative amounts of paychecks. He also gets additional bonuses for each of the wins in his scheduled matches. Brock Lesnar lost his WWE title at WrestleMania 36 against Drew McIntyre and went into his usual hiatus.
2. Roman Reigns – $5 million
Expectedly, Roman Reigns stands second in the highest paid WWE wrestlers’ list as he is the franchise player of the company. Apart from getting the base salary, he gets additional paychecks for WWE promotional campaigns and merchandise selling. He is currently in self-isolation amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
3. Randy Orton – $4.1 million
After spending almost two decades in the WWE, Randy Orton deserves to be in the third spot in the highest paid WWE wrestlers’ list. He is a bonafide future Hall of Famer who came up short against another Hall of Famer Edge in his WrestleMania 36 match.
4. Seth Rollins – $4 million
Following Roman Reigns’ exit from Raw in order to carry SmackDown on FOX, Seth Rollins took the burden to carry the flagship show of the company. Along with his promotion in the roster, the paycheck amount for his name has also got bigger as he captured the fourth spot in the highest paid WWE wrestlers’ list.
5. Triple H – $3.3 million (includes executive pay)
Apart from being a performer, Triple H has the job of being the vice president of talent relations who also runs the NXT brand. In recent times, his paycheck as a performer has decreased whereas pay as an executive in the company witnessed a significant rise.
6. Becky Lynch – $3.1 million
The exceptional female character in the men’s world has made it to the highest paid WWE wrestlers’ list. After the incredible WrestleMania main event win followed by a 365-day run with the WWE Raw Women’s Championship, she deserves every bit of the spotlight.
7. Goldberg – $3 million
It’s odd to have the former WCW franchise player in this highest paid WWE wrestlers’ list. But there’s no denying in his star power as WWE chose him to enter WrestleMania 36 as the Universal Champion. As a result, he earned a heavy paycheck that helped him to be in this spot.
8. Shane McMahon – $2.1 million
The prodigal son of the WWE is mostly seen in backstage duties in the WWE ever since leaving as a performer, last October. He has earned quite a reputation as an executive and hence gets a huge amount of pay.
9. Stephanie McMahon – $2 million (includes executive pay)
The Billion Dollar Princess does not perform in the ring, that much but is considered to be the brand ambassador of the WWE brand. Whenever it comes to representing the company, there’s no one better than her which kept her paychecks increasing as she entered the highest paid WWE wrestlers’ list.
10. Braun Strowman – $1.9 million
The new Universal Champion concluded the highest paid WWE wrestlers’ list. He did the unthinkable of pinning Goldberg at WrestleMania 36 to pick up his first major title in the WWE. This might be the beginning for him to a long journey to the top as he should continue to make more money in the WWE in days to come.
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