Brock Lesnar remains one constant marquee name who has been in attendance for all of the global shows hosted in Saudi Arabia. The 2019 edition of Crown Jewel witnessed him defending the WWE Championship. “The Beast Incarnate” made Cain Velasquez tap out to the Kimura Lock to retain the most prestigious title in sports entertainment in just 2 minutes & 10 seconds.
This short appearance has earned Brock Lesnar a huge amount, as reported by The Dirty Sheets. The current champion has signed a new WWE deal, last year that forced him to work in all of the Saudi Arabia show. In return, he will get a lucrative amount paycheck of $1.5 million.
So Brock Lesnar did receive an amount of $1.5 million for a 2-minute match at Crown Jewel (plus a little post-match fight). He also received the same amount to perform at the earlier Saudi Arabia show named WWE Super ShowDown.
He did not actually perform on that night but just showed up to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase. It ended badly as The Architect handed him a lifetime beatdown on him.
The amount mentioned here is what a top superstar can expect for his entire year’s deal with WWE. Mid-card names don’t even get half of the amount for it. So it is assumable why Brock Lesnar is the biggest box office attraction of the WWE. You may have look at the contract details of Brock Lesnar with WWE, (via wwfoldschool.com)
– Brock Lesnar: Re-Signed a 12 month licensing and image rights contract for $500,000 plus $100,000 per appearance, $500,000 per PPV and $1.5 million per Saudi show. Expires May 2020.
As reported earlier, Brock Lesnar has decided to quit SmackDown eyeing to face Rey Mysterio, next. He has not forgotten the chair-shots delivered to his back at Crown Jewel.
But since Rey is a Raw-superstar, Lesnar had to appear on the red brand to get his hands on him. There’s no update on whether it means that The Conqueror does not belong to the blue brand, anymore alongside the WWE Championship.