WWE Superstars (Professional Wrestlers) makes millions per year, they are very well paid for the pain they go through and this contributes to the reasons why they are among the richest and famous athlethes in the world. WWE’S average wrestler makes $500,000 per year according to Forbes. WWE Top Superstars make above that amount , they get paid from cuts of the Company’s revenue, shares of each Superstar’s merchandise sales of the year, revenues from events they work .They are also paid outside WWE such as endorsement signing and movies they involve in.
The earnings are estimates based on 2017 calendar year. Here is the list of the top ten highest paid WWE Wrestlers’ and Salaries for the year 2018 released by Forbes.
10.) KEVIN OWENS : He earns $2 Million. This is the first time the 33 year old superstar is appearing on the highest paid WWE Wrestlers list. He reigned as a Universal Champion. His achievement and activity in the year 2017 lifted him to the 10th on the list.
9.) DEAN AMBROSE : He earns $2.2 Million. The Lunatic is currently away due to a triceps injury. He earned the Intercontinental Champion(till June), Raw Tag-Team Champions (August-November), he is the 9th on Forbes list.
8.) THE UNDERTAKER: He earns $2.5 Million. He is one of the famous Legends in the history of WWE, known for his spine-tingling ring entrances. The 53 year old ranks the 8th position on the list. With just few features in matches, he still earns such a large amount; even with a single appearance in a year he is entitled to millions of dollars.
7.) SETH ROLLINS: He earns $2.7 Million. His achievements in 2017 includes:
Victory over Triple H @WrestleMania 33 after recovering from his Knee Injury, Raw Tag-Team Champion (August-November, December-January,2018). He made history in February 2018 through his match which lasted for One hour, five minutes which is the longest match duration ever in WWE RAW’s history; In that match, he defeated both John Cena and Roman Reigns back to back. According to Forbes, Seth’s popularity with fans translates that he earns an handsome amount from merchandise sales.
6.) RANDY ORTON : The Apex Predator is a nine time WWE Champion. He earned $2.9 million in 2017 and is ranked as the 6th on the Highest paid WWE Wrestlers list. He made 11 pay-per-view appearances in 2017. His achievements in 2017 includes:
WWE Champion (April-May,2017), Royal Rumble winner.
5.) TRIPLE H: He earns $3.2 million and ranks 5th position on the list. The 14 time World Champion is 48 years old and is an inlaw to the President of WWE’s President Vince McMahon as he is married to Stephanie McMahon, the daughter of Vince. He has been the executive vice president of Talent, Live Events and Creative for WWE since 2013 till date. He features less frequently in matches since he became the executive vice president.
4.) AJ STYLES: He earns $3.5 Million and ranks the 4th position on the highest paid WWE Wrestlers’ list. AJ Styles achievements in 2017 includes:
United State Champion (July-October), WWE Champion (November till date).
He arrived WWE in 2016,he had a busy 2017 than any WWE Superstar. With just two years in WWE, Styles performance is nothing but phenomenal. He is currently the face of SmackDown Live.
3.) ROMAN REIGNS : The Big Dog earns $4.3 million and ranks the 3rd position on the highest paid WWE Wrestlers’ list. Roman’s achievements in 2017 includes:
Victory over Undertaker @Westlemania33 and Intercontinental Champion (November-January 2018).
The Big Dog is among the top Merchandise sellers in WWE today.
2.) BROCK LESNAR: The Beast earns $6.5 million and ranks 2nd on the top ten highest paid WWE Wrestlers’ list . He is a five time World Champion and has been the Universal Champion since April 2017 till date. The undefeated streak returned to WWE in 2012. Since he became the Universal Champion, he has been the undefeated streak. With just few features in matches, he still earns such a large amount; even with a single appearance in a year he is entitled to millions of dollars.
1.) JOHN CENA: He is a 16 time World Champion and earns $10 million(Highest Paid WWE Wrestler). Cena has been a WWE Superstar since 2000 and is the highest merchandise seller.
Arguably, John Cena is the most popular WWE Superstar. As a matter of fact, even non-WWE fans knows that name. He made a transition to Hollywood, he has featured in several movies including Trainwreck, The Marine etc.
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