Top 10 Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers in the World of 2018

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It looks like you’re fond of the WWE and eager to know the highest paid WWE wrestlers in the world of 2018. This is because the WWE is one of the most watched franchises in the world basis on the loyal and global fan. But, it must be hard to deny because a lot of people watch and enjoy wrestling at some point. However, the question is what makes the WWE this captivating. And the answer is the talents that are filled the Universe of the WWE. Besides, the Superstars and Divas have made it an amazing thing to watch with their signature personalities where it constants feuds and wonderful skills in the ring.

Moreover, you would have to wonder how much these divas earn for being celebrities. Because this is a list of the top ten highest paid WWE wrestlers so you don’t have to worry. It’ll describe the values account for earnings, such as pay per view earnings, the signed contract, merchandise royalties and residuals from previous shows etc. But, pro-wrestling is not is a complicated business by any chance because the celebrities put their bodies on the line every time when they step into the ring. WWE wages its performers handsomely due to this uncertainty and this makes the wrestlers famous as well as the highest paid wrestlers in the world. They get paid not only for the matches they fight but from films and endorsement they sign outside of the company as well.

Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers in the World Currently

Although the post is about of the highest paid WWE wrestlers in the world, the earnings are based on the 2017 calendar year. Moreover, the data are used from the WWE’s booking contracts, public filings, and pay documents as well as interviews with various media. As the WWE says its average wrestler rakes in around $500,000/year, but the below ten performers are the top moneymakers till to the last year. Well, let’s know about your favorite wrestlers and how they income.

10. DEAN AMBROSE (Total Earning: $1.1 Million)

Although Dean Ambrose was the face of WWE once, his ability to keep that position has been questioned. This is because of the issues with his physical health raises a while before the “Battleground” pay per view. He has some high profile disputes with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. When they have earned him some really lucrative pay per view deals and also has some great movie deals to go with them. Besides, his Lunatic’s career is just but the beginning and it’ll be a hell of a ride to watch him. But, above all, he is still in the top 10 list with total earnings of $1.1 Million.

9. KANE (Total Earning: $1.3 Million)

Another WWE old dog is Kane who is in the franchise for at least 20 years. He has in a year and they revolve at around 1.3M as his legacy promises him top dollar for the few performances. Also, he participates in the 2016 Royal Rumble where he got knocked out. But, he also had a feud with the Wyatt Family and he also had a slot in the Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32. However, Kane has changed his character of late from the demonic Kane to a more business-like Kane. His role in the movie ‘house of wax’ perhaps was the beginning of his successful acting career.

8. BIG SHOW (Total Earning: $1.5 Million)

The Big Show is the Big Man who has a pretty steady career in the WWE for a long time. But, currently, he is helping his former rival Roman Reigns in taking down the Wyatt Family. Besides, he appears in the WrestleMania Royal Rumble as well as the confronted O Neal but he was eliminated. Moreover, he expects of several other pays per views which will continue the cash flow for his yearly earnings. And he is also an actor, with him taking up some pretty embarrassing along with weird characters.

7. THE UNDERTAKER (Total Earning: $2 Million)

The Undertaker is the legendary old dog of the WWE for he has been in it since 1990. Although his appearances are not regular nowadays, he is such a famous figure that his few presences still count a lot of money. He takes on Shane McMahon at WrestleMania32. So, there were rumors of The Undertaker and John Cena fighting at WrestleMania 33. Moreover, that will be an anticipated match indeed. The Undertaker has a net worth of 16 Million, which is accumulating from wrestling and low profile movies. He works in the movie “Dead Man Walking” that was the highly dramatic entrance in the theatres. It’ll be remembered forever when he retires.

6. ROMAN REIGNS (Total Earning: $2.1 Million)

It was somewhat clear who the prominent superstar would be when they break apart. When the Shield made their debut into the WWE as all tag teams eventually do. He is none other than Roman Reigns. Probably Roman is the only other superstar that is worthy of the title itself. Roman Reigns has become a household name among the WWE fans just like John Cena. He came onto the scene as a member of The Shield. He suffers a suspension at the start of 2016 due to a failed drug test. But, he had a chance at some major pay per views when he came back. Currently, he is one of the most generous WWE superstars around the world. His total earning is $2.1 Million from the various sponsors and pay per view etc. He has multiple charities and foundations worldwide.

5. SETH ROLLINS (Total Earning $2.4 Million)

Seth Rollins is one of the highest paid WWE wrestlers in the world with total earnings of $2.4 Million. Rollins is full of surprises just like when he beat Roman Reigns on Wrestle Mania. He regards as the most brilliant professional wrestler in the industry. Moreover, he has a lot of pay per view events and had held multiple titles both individually and on a tag team. His earnings are with WWE in terms of royalties, wages, and merchandise sales.

4. RANDY ORTON (Total Earning: $2.7 Million)

He is Viper Randy Orton who makes the list since his latest joining with the Wyatt Family. He is one of the highest paid WWE wrestlers in the world with total earnings of $2.7 Million. Randy has the most high profile feuds within the WWE. His fans like him because of his strength along with his heel and villain roles. But, he was the youngest star to hold the World Heavyweight title. Also, he was in the headline of many pays per view events, including the Wrestle Mania. Randy is still the youngest ever professional wrestler to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He has a net worth that ranks at around 15 Million.

3. TRIPLE H (Total Earning: $2.8 Million)

He is the 47-year-old man from New Hampshire who actually has an office position in the WWE. He is none other than the Triple H who is one of the highest paid WWE wrestlers in the world. Also, he is working as the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and creative for WWE. His total income is $2.8 Million and a member of the McMahon family. This is because he was married to the daughter of Vince McMahon majority owner the franchise. He gets an official salary of 1.5 Million where he has stocks in the value of 1.3 Million. Triple H also has had some pay per view matches that brought some money for him. Besides, his net worth is 25 Million dollars.

2. BROCK LESNAR(Total Earning: $6 Million)

What the amazing thing about the beast Brock Lesnar is that he has fewer appearances in the WWE action. But, he has appearances of UFC. He is most famous for ending the long reign of The Undertaker at WrestleMania. As his events are so highly rated, they sell out more. As a result, he gets the high payout after few appearances. But, as one of the highest paid WWE wrestlers, his total earning is $6 Million dollars. This huge guy has a net worth of 16 million. Besides, he has the most significant pay per view matches of the year. Moreover, he really made a lot on the Summer Slam event where he had a surprise guest.

1. JOHN CENA (Total Earning: $9.5 Million)

He is none other than John Cena and we’re going to talk about him right now. He is 39 years old but in at the number 1 position among the highest paid WWE wrestlers in the world. Also, he is the most valuable wrestler in terms of merchandise and ticket sales. Besides, he has the highest number of pay per view events. As his acting career ads up his salary, the total amount is 9.5 Million dollars. Moreover, his net worth is 35 Million dollars.

As you know the WWE is one sports entertainment franchise that’s changing the world in one way or another. In case, you’re curious to know the highest paid WWE wrestlers, this content was for you. If you it entertains you, let us know commenting on the below comment box.

Educated in English graduation from the National University of Bangladesh. A Professional content writer-cum-virtual assistant at CodeCares.

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