Watching Wrestlemania? Here Are The 10 Highest-Paid WWE Performers
With World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE)’S Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas, Texas, right around the corner this weekend, Forbes has released a new list of the company’s top-earning talent. All the performers get a cut of the Wrestlemania revenue and get a percentage of merchandise sales, but Forbes compiled a list of the ten talents with the highest annual base pay.
Here’s a breakdown of the full list.
- 10. Dean Ambrose: $1.1 million
- 9. Kane: $1.3 million
- 8. Big Show: $1.5 million
- 7. Undertaker: $2.0 million
- 6. Roman Reigns: $2.1 million
- 5. Seth Rollins: $2.4 million
- 4. Randy Orton: $2.7 million
- 3. Triple H: $2.8 million
- 2. Brock Lesnar: $6.0 million
- 1. John Cena: $9.5 million
Although this year’s big event reportedly sold out as early as the first week in March, one of the big stories this year has been a wave of talent injuries. Of the 10 top earners on the above list, Rollins, Orton and Cena are all expected not to perform at this year’s Wrestlemania because of injuries.
This year’s two possible main event matches will feature top earners Triple H squaring off against Roman Reigns and Undertaker facing WWE CEO Vince McMahon’s son Shane.
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