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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.

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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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