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How much do WWE wrestlers make?

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The world of professional wrestling and WWE is not just about the high-flying moves, intense storylines, and charismatic characters.

Behind the scenes, there’s a financial aspect that often piques the interest of fans. One of the most frequently asked questions is: How much do WWE wrestlers earn?

Let’s delve into the financial world of the company and uncover the salaries of some of its top superstars.

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WWE: The Financial Landscape

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is not just a wrestling company. It’s a global entertainment powerhouse with ventures in movies, real estate, and other business areas.

This diversification allows the company to generate significant revenue, which in turn, is reflected in the paychecks of its top talents.

In 2023, the salary structure of WWE superstars varies significantly, with some earning in the seven-figure range, while others receive six-figure salaries.

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Top Earners in the company

Brock Lesnar, often referred to as ‘The Beast Incarnate’, is currently the highest-paid WWE superstar. Reports from Sportskeeda suggest that his yearly earnings stand at an astonishing $12 million. This includes bonuses for main event appearances and a substantial base salary.

Following Lesnar, John Cena, despite being a part-timer, reportedly commands a salary of $8.5 million per year. This figure includes a $500,000 bonus for each main event appearance and a percentage of his merchandise sales.

Roman Reigns, the ‘Tribal Chief’, is another top earner in WWE. As of 2023, he reportedly earns around $5 million annually.

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Women’s Division Salaries

The women’s division in WWE has seen a significant rise in prominence over the years.

Becky Lynch, a former Raw Women’s Champion and the winner of the first-ever Women’s WrestleMania main event, is the top earner among the female superstars. She reportedly earns $3 million annually.

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Other Notable Salaries

Here’s a quick glance at the salaries of some other top WWE superstars:

  • Randy Orton: $4.5 million
  • AJ Styles: $3.5 million
  • Goldberg: $1.6 million
  • The Undertaker: $2.5 million
  • Kevin Owens: $2 million
  • Dolph Ziggler: $1.5 million
  • Sheamus: $1 million
  • Charlotte Flair: $600,000
  • Drew McIntyre: $550,000


  • What is the lowest salary in the WWE?
    • The lowest reported salary for a main roster superstar is $250,000.
  • Who is the highest-paid superstar in WWE?
    • Brock Lesnar is the highest-paid superstar, with earnings of $12 million annually.
  • How much does John Cena earn?
    • John Cena reportedly earns around $8.5 million from his part-time stints in the company.
  • How much does Roman Reigns earn?
    • Roman Reigns reportedly earns around $5 million annually from WWE.
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