WWE Superstar Salary 2022: How Much Do WWE Wrestlers Get Paid

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WWE has some top-notch wrestlers, but those stars come with hefty money also. What is the range of WWE Salaries? How much money do their top stars make?

In a recent report from Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer discussed the salaries of top WWE stars. It was mentioned that Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns top the WWE salaries list with $5 million base salaries each. It was also reported that while one other top WWE star is getting $4 million in salary, other top wrestlers are paid from $2-3 million per year.

In April 2022, Triple H told The Athletic that WWE Superstars on the main roster(RAW & SmackDown) make at least $250,000 per year.

Here is a list of WWE salaries for some of the top stars.

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Brock Lesnar

Salary: $5-10 million (approx.)

As per the latest report on the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Brock Lesnar makes $5 million per year in base(guaranteed) wages after his return in 2021. Earlier, Forbes reported in 2020 that Lesnar makes $10 million per year from WWE.

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Roman Reigns

Being the top star has its perks. Roman Reigns’ WWE salary is on par with Brock Lesnar at $5 million in downside guarantee. Reigns also remain the top merchandise seller along with John Cena and would be getting an additional bonus for merchandise sales.

  • Vince McMahon ($5 million) – Vince McMahon earn around $5 million per year in annual payout, which includes his $2 million fixed salary, stock options, and other incentives.
  • Randy Orton ($4.5 million) – Randy Orton signed a new 5-year contract with WWE in 2019 which made his top-earning star with earnings of $4.5 million per year
  • AJ Styles ($3.5 million) – AJ Styles may have turned down his work rate as he reaches the final years of his in-ring career. But he remains a top star and earns around $3.5 million per year as per his new contract signed in 2019.
  • Triple H ($3.3 million) – After winding down his in-ring career, Triple H continues to be the head of Talent Development in WWE. He takes more than $3 million for his on-screen and backstage work. He has a fixed annual salary of $730,000 per year, while rest comes from stock awards and incentives.
  • Seth Rollins ($3 million) – Monday Night Messiah remains a polarizing figure among WWE fans, but the Universal and WWE Champion is one of the top stars in the company with a $3 million per year salary.
  • Goldberg ($3 million) – After a brief stint in 2016-17, Goldberg returned to WWE as the special attraction in 2019. He signed a $3 million per year deal with the company for 3 years. And he only appears in two matches per year, taking his income to $1.5 million per match.
  • Becky Lynch ($3 million) – Becky Lynch signed a new contract in 2019 when she reached her peak popularity as the RAW Women’s Champion. Her base salary remains $1 million, but she has earned around $3 million in the last few years.
  • The Undertaker ($2.5 million) – The Undertaker retired from WWE in 2020, but it was not before he secured a 10 year deal with WWE that guarantees him $2.5 million per year.
  • The Miz ($2.5 million) – The Miz is one of the household names from WWE who has got recognization beyond just wrestling fans. He also makes around $2.5 million per from WWE.
  • Stephanie McMahon ($2.5 million) – Stephaine McMahon has been continuously working as the Chief Branding Officer for WWE and makes on-screen appearances from time to time. Her services get her $730,000 in fixed salary with a total payout of around $2.5 million including stocks and incentives.
  • Kevin Owens ($2 million) – Kevin Owens has signed a new contract with WWE and as per reports, he is making between $2 to $3 million per year in salary.
  • Dolph Ziggler ($1.5 million) – Dolph Ziggler is another WWE star who is in his twilight days but this status comes with $1.5 million in wages per year.
  • Sheamus ($1 million) – Former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus remains one of the mainstays of the WWE roster and is earning $1 million in salary.
  • Shane McMahon ($1 million) – Shane McMahon has made very few appearances in WWE lately. He gets around a $1 million payout annually when he does not have onscreen work.
  • Jinder Mahal ($900,000) – The Modern Day Maharaja may not be a fan favorite, but his equity with Indian fans still makes him one of the top names in WWE. He earns just shy of $1 million per year.
  • Kane ($900,000) – Just like The Undertaker, Kane has also remained exclusive to WWE. Despite being away from the ring mostly, he has managed to earn around $1 million with a downside guarantee and merchandise sales.
  • Samoa Joe ($800,000) – Samoa Joe has spent two decades in pro wrestling and he is reaping the benefit from that experience. After re-signing with WWE in April 2021, Samoa Joe will be making $800,000 per year.
  • Charlotte Flair ($600,000) – Charlotte Flair remains a top star in WWE and is currently on $600,000 yearly salary.
  • Drew McIntyre ($550,000) – Drew McIntyre has emerged as the main event player in the last two years. However, he is currently getting a pre-main event-level annual salary of around $550,000.
  • Sasha Banks ($550,000) – One of the four horsewomen of WWE, Sasha Banks is also one of the top-earning female stars with an annual income of around $550,000.
  • Bianca Belair ($500,000) – Bianca Belair’s stock has raised after her win at WrestleMania 37. She is also among the top-ranked earners in WWE with around a $500,00 salary.
  • Alexa Bliss ($350,000) – Alexa Bliss is one of the top merchant sellers from WWE women’s locker room. But, she only takes home around $350,000 per year from WWE.
  • Asuka ($350,000) – While Asuka is a lot bigger star among the fans, her WWE salary is far less than other women stars at $350,000 per year.
  • Liv Morgan ($250,000) – Liv Morgan is one of the women wrestlers who have been part of the main roster for 5 years now. But, her salary is expected to be around the lower end of the spectrum for main roster talent.

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10 Comments

  1. “He signed a $3 million per year deal with the company for 3 years. And he only appears in two matches per year, taking his income to $1.5 million per year.”
    $3m/yr is $3m/yr regardless of how many matches. How does that make for $1.5m/yr?

    1. If you read it said one. 5 million per match. Per match. Per match.

      Wrestles two times a year, makes 3 million per year which would be 1.5 million per match. Per match. Per match. Did I mention per match? Pay the f*** attention!

    1. This post was originally published on December 4. The date you are seeing above is the date the article was last updated.
      Thanks!

  2. Charlotte Flair Is VERY under paid but her individual ratings are low plus the Women’s break through hasn’t make any affect yet, but it’s coming.

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