WWE or World Wrestling Entertainment is the is the most watched franchise today. Everyone loves the wrestling championship. Nowadays girls from the rest of the world are also clearing their path in this sport also. Here we have created a list top 11 Highest Paid WWE Stars in the world.
Basically, WWE is publicly merchandise and confidentially controlled by the entertainment company of America, It deals mainly in professional wrestling, with the other revenue sources coming from movies, music, direct product sales or maybe another.
11. Big show
The real name of the Big show is Paul Donald Wight II who is an American professional wrestler and actor. Since 1999 he has been performing in wrestling and presently Big Show wrestles on the Raw brand. His career started the world championship wrestling. There he was called by the name of the Giant. Big Show still draws around $1.3 Millions as his base salary with some other income also.
10. Randy Orton
Randal Keith Orton started his career in the year 2001 and has won 12 times World Champion title and 4 times world heavyweight championship. He has also starred in some of the movies. Do you know that at the age of 27 Randy was the youngest champion in the WWE? He is one of the highest paid male wrestlers with 1.9 million.
9. The Undertaker
He is the longest-tenured performer in WWE. His career started in the year 1984 with a world-class world championship and Undertaker entered in the WWE in the year 1990. The Undertaker is the ring name but his actual name is Mark William Calaway. In 2007, he’s the first wrestler to enter, survive and win in the Royal Rumble.
The Undertaker also titled as ‘World’s Greatest Sportsmen’. He is also one of the highest paid professional wrestlers with an amount of $2 million annually.
8. Shane McMahon
The full name Shane McMahon is an American businessman also a professional wrestler. McMahon is a minority owner of WWE as well as the vice president of Wecast Holdings Inc. Presently you can see him on the television as the on-screen commissioner of popular WWE weekly television show named SmackDown Live. His annual salary is about $2.2 million.
7. Seth Rollins
Colby Lopez is an American professional wrestler and actor. He performs in the ring as Seth Rollins on the Raw brand. Seth sent to Florida Championship Wrestling when entered into WWE. There he was the first Grand Slam Champion. Today his income is 2.4 million a year.
6. Aj Styles
Allen Neal Jones is an American Professional Wrestler who renowned by the name Aj Style in the ring. He signed WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand. Aj is the current WWE Champion in his second reign. He is also on the list of Highest Paid WWE Superstar with an annual salary of $2.4 million.
5. Roman Reigns
Leati Joseph Anoa (Roman Reigns) started his career as a footballer but turn towards to wrestle later. He entered into WWE in the year 2010 but famous when he debuts along with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as a part of “The Shield”. Roman is 3-times WWE heavyweight champion and also a winner of Royal Rumble in 2015. He paid a salary $3.5 millions a year.
4. Triple H
One of the most famous wrestlers Triple H started his WWE career in the year 1995. His first ever win from where he got famous, a WWF championship in 1999. By the time, overall he won over 12 major world championships. The great performer outside and in 2016 he won his 14th WWE championship. The Annual salary of Triple H is $3.8 million.
3. John Cena
The professional wrestler is a rapper, signed WWE in the year 2001 and debut in 2002. John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (Jone Cena) won 24 championship titles and 2 Royal Rumble titles along with Ladder Match Money in The Bank winner, 2012. One of the Highest Paid WWE in the list with the annual salary of nearly $9 million.
2. Brock Lesnar
Brock Edward Lesnar (Brock Lesnar) an American professional wrestler and a mixed martial artist. Other than this he is also an American football player. He entered in the WWF in 2000 and sent to the developmental territory of Ohio Valley Wrestling. Won the heavyweight championship in 2000. He paid an annual salary of $12 million.
The highest paid WWE wrestler 2017 with $65 million annually. Dwayne Douglas Johnson called the Rock in the ring. The semi-retired wrestler is a professional wrestler, actor as well as producer. He started his WWE career in the year 1996 till now. Currently, he won over 17 championships.
Apart from wrestling career, he has done several superhit movies and some are about to come. The Rock has the record of the highest paid actor with $5.5 million in his first starring role. Today, Dwayne became the 9th most followed person on Instagram with 96 million followers.