List of Top 10 highest paid wrestlers 2020-21.
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Salary – $10 million
It comes as no surprise that Brock Lesnar tops the list of top earners in WWE. The former WWE champion tops the list with a whopping $10 million.BrockLesnar is an active WWE wrestler. However, according to UFC President Dana White, he is done as a mixed martial artist. He joined the WWE in 2000 and is known for his record of becoming the youngest WWE Champion at the age of 25. Lesnar is also the second-fastest wrestler to have won the championship since his debut. As of 2020, Brock Lesnar’s net worth is estimated to be $28 million dollars.
Salary – $5 million
Roman Reigns is one of the highest-paid athletes in the WWE, as the company has constantly made efforts to promote him as the face of the company. He earns an annual salary of approximately $1.2 million & above. This is subject to additional bonuses and winnings. As of 2020, Roman Reigns is about $12 million and is expected to rise by 22% every year. He has headlined multiple major WWE events, including the last three WrestleManias. He made something above $200,000 in 2013, just a tenth of what he makes now as a knowledgeable wrestler. With growing pay-per-view subscriptions the amount of money earned by WWE superstars will also increase.
Salary – $4.5 million
This part-timer veteran also signed a new contract—in his case, it was at the start of November—and made no secret about his strategy to use AEW as leverage for a better deal. That deal, which was no doubt helped by the planting of seeds about Orton’s long-standing relationship with AEW EVP and top star Cody Rhodes, doesn’t factor in for much of his earnings in 2019. But he could be earning as much as $6 million in 2020 and beyond.
Salary – $4 million
The Quad Cities native, whose real name is Colby Lopez, served as a key Raw brand headliner for most of 2019. He was the face of WWE’s flagship, holding the Universal Championship for about half of the year and battling Brock Lesnar at the company’s two biggest shows, WrestleMania and SummerSlam. Repositioning himself on Twitter and in interviews as a corporate mouthpiece of sorts hurt his standing with fans outside the WWE-centric bubble, but he’s still one of the top merchandise sellers in the company, and his loyalty should prove fruitful for years to come.
Salary – $3.3 million
As a WWE executive, Paul “Triple H” Levesque has his exact pay reported in the latest WWE proxy filing, including his $706,019 executive salary, $502,146 in stock awards, and $102,950 in incentive plan compensation. The majority of his annual income still comes from his pay as a performer, though, as Levesque made just over $2 million in the “other” category, which, per the proxy, “consists principally of performance fees and royalties.” That comes from working just a handful of events, including a WrestleMania match with Batista, a one-off match with Randy Orton at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia, and his non-wrestling role hyping up the talent from the NXT brand for Survivor Series.
Salary – $3.1 million
While she was inexplicably de-emphasized in storylines for several weeks coming off her double world title win in the main event of WrestleMania, Lynch, whose real name is Rebecca Quin, rebounded before long, appearing in key matches on major events throughout 2019 as WWE’s top female star. She also runs plenty of merchandise, with her WWE Shop lineup being one of the best-stocked of anyone in the company.
Salary – $3 million
Goldberg, the legend of WWE’s defunct rival World Championship Wrestling turned ageless real-life superhero, returned after more than two years off for a pair of special attraction matches in 2019. The bigger of the two, a dream match with The Undertaker at Super Showdown in Saudi Arabia, netted the muscle-bound animal rights activist a reported $2 million one-night payday; the other was a quick night’s work with Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam. Uniquely beloved by fans, the 53-year-old Goldberg will likely continue to duck in and out for big matches and big money here and there as long as he’s physically able to, including this year’s WrestleMania.
Salary – $2.1 million
The son of WWE founder, chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon has been an in-ring performer on and off for two decades, still wrestling even though he no longer has a behind-the-scenes role or even stock in the company. He wrestled only 15 matches in 2019—appearing more as a non-wrestling character—and is not a massive merchandise seller, but he turned in the best work of his career during the year. With McMahon starting as the tag-team partner of The Miz, the tension built around the mystery of when exactly he would turn on the former Real World cast member. His actual pay, reported in WWE’s latest proxy filing, is disclosed because he is a family member.
Salary – $2 million
The daughter of Vince, younger sister of Shane and wife of Levesque, McMahon is tightly woven into the family business, serving as a chief brand officer. She’s a character on TV, too, albeit not very often in 2019. WWE’s latest proxy has her making $716,133 in the “other” category that’s mainly wrestling pay, earning $707,534 via two months on a $500,000 per year contract and the rest on a $750,000 guarantee; the $8,599 difference consists of 401(k) and life insurance payments.
Salary – $1.9 million
Strowman, real name Adam Scherr, is one of WWE’s biggest new stars of the last few years, having signed a new contract in July that was later reported to guarantee him $1.2 million. Recently, he tweeted that he’s not being paid by WWE while he’s not working because of the pandemic, which is entirely possible in the likely event that his payoffs since July equaled or exceeded said guarantee. While this might not be the most sensible thing to say right now, it was a rare public comment from a WWE performer that gives a direct window into what they’ve been making.
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