WWE Superstars’ 2019 Salary Reveals Gender-Wise Pay Gap

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WWE Superstars’ 2019 Salary Disclosed, Gender-Wise Pay Gap Noticed 

WWE Superstars’ 2019 Salary Disclosed, Gender-Wise Pay Gap Noticed
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WWE is the most secure financial organization when it comes to the world of sports entertainment. The contracted athletes to perform in this big-league owned by Vince McMahon get a huge amount of paychecks to produce the marquee events in the name of SummerSlam or WrestleMania.

In a recent report by express.co.uk, base salaries of the top superstars of the WWE were revealed for the year 2019. It once again raised the question of why WWE keeps this much gap in pay based on gender orientation.

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The top three names in the WWE male division pay-chart are none other than Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Roman Reigns whereas the women stars are miles behind in terms of drawing big salaries. Here’s a chart of the base paychecks of WWE superstars for the year in 2019,

Brock Lesnar: $12m
John Cena: $8.5m
Roman Reigns: $5m
Randy Orton: $4.5m
AJ Styles: $3.5m
Seth Rollins: $3m
The Miz: $2.5m
The Undertaker: $2.5m
Kevin Owens: $2m
Dolph Ziggler: $1.5m
Sheamus: $1m
Jeff Hardy: $1m
Bray Wyatt: $1m
Jinder Mahal: $900,000
Kane: $900,000
Big Show: $850,000
Samoa Joe: $800,000
Rusev: $800,000
Matt Hardy: $650,000

Ronda Rousey: $1.5m
Charlotte Flair: $550,000
Nikki Bella: $350,000
Alexa Bliss: $350,000
Mickie James: $300,000
Natalya: $300,000
Asuka: $250,000
Becky Lynch: $250,000
Dana Brooke: $200,000
Bayley: $200,000
Lana: $200,000
Naomi: $180,000
Carmella: $120,000
Nia Jax: $100,000
Sonya Deville: $100,000
Mandy Rose: $80,000
Ruby Riott: $80,000
Sarah Logan: $80,000
Tamina: $80,000

It should be noted that despite working regularly in the programming Roman Reigns receives way less money than the top name Brock Lesnar.

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In combined, Lesnar has competed only in eight matches on TV in 2019 to receive $12 million whereas the top earner from the women’s division is Ronda Rousey who drew only $1.5 million. It’s almost 8 times bigger despite the fact that Ronda featured in the main event of WrestleMania 35.

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The same fact applies to Becky Lynch too who was the main-eventer of WrestleMania and perhaps the most popular superstar from both male and female division combined. Still, her base salary remains the same with so-called jobbers in the company from the male division.

Could 2020 bring a significant change to this gap? We hope the answer is yes or else an important aspect of Women’s Evolution will remain unfulfilled.

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