WWE Superstar Salary 2023: How Much Do WWE Wrestlers Make?


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?

WWE wrestlers’ salaries start from $250,000 per year and range up to $10 million per year. NXT Salaries range from $50,000 to $200,000, with top talents making at least $100,000 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.

In a report on 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.

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) -Triple H is currently the Creative Head of WWE and in charge of booking RAW and Smackdown after taking over from Vince McMahon. 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 the 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.
  • 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 promoted as Co-CEO of WWE after Vince McMahon stepped aside. In the past few years, she has made $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.
  • Charlotte Flair ($2 million) – Charlotte Flair remains a top star in WWE. While her older salary was around $600,000, it is expected that she is one of the top female earners in the company with around a $2 million yearly salary approximately.
  • Paul Heyman: ($2 million) – Paul Heyman, currently the Wiseman, and formerly the Advocate, reportedly makes $2 million for his onscreen and backstage work.
  • Ronda Rousey ($1.5 million) – Ronda Rousey was probably the first women star to breach $1 million(after Stephaine McMahon, who is more in the management side). She reportedly makes around $1.5 million per year.
  • 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.
  • Bobby Lashley ($1 million) – Bobby Lashley reportedly has a base salary of $1 million.
  • Drew McIntyre ($1 million) – Drew McIntyre has emerged as the main event player in the last few years. After a renewed contract, McIntyre is said to be getting an annual salary of around $1 million.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shane McMahon ($828,0000) – Shane McMahon has not appeared in WWE since Royal Rumble 2022, but he still made $828,000 in 2022 as per SEC filling from WWE.
  • 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.
  • Sami Zayn ($500,000) – As per earlier reports, Sami Zayn earns $500,000 salary from WWE. However, this figure might have gone up when he signed a new deal in January 2022.
  • Ricochet ($450,000) – Ricochet’s WWE income reportedly stands at $450,000 per year after his new main roster contract that was signed in 2019.
  • Matt Riddle ($400,000) – Matt Riddle’s pay was bumped up to $400,000 a year when he signed a new deal back in 2021 before his main roster debut.
  • Bayley ($350,000)- Bayley is probably on the least salary among the Four Horsewomen of WWE with a reported salary of $350,000. It remains unknown if she has signed a new contract in the past year, but it will not be illogical to expect that she might be on a much better salary in her new contract which can be expected to be more than $500,000.
  • 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.
  • Bron Breakker ($150,000) – NXT Star Bron Breakker is currently on a $150,000 per year salary which is a top-end salary for NXT wrestlers.
  • JD McDonagh ($150,000) – JD McDonagh has been with WWE since 2017 and worked in NXT UK and NXT. He is expected to be on a salary of $150,000 per year.
  • Carmelo Hayes ($100,000) – Rising Star Carmelo Hayes is expected to be on a $100,000 salary in WWE NXT.
  • Roxanne Perez ($100,000) – 21 years old Roxanne Perez is expected to make around $100,000 per year in WWE NXT.
  • Cora Jade ($100,000) – Another Young NXT Star Cora Jade is also expectedly making around $100,000 per year.

Also Read: Wrestler’s Contract Details (WWE, AEW, ROH, Impact, NJPW & more)


  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!

    2. That was 1.5 million per MATCH not per year. amounting to 3 million a year because he only wrestles two matches a year.

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

  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.

  3. You are talking about salaries but we do not know what benefits they each have, individual perks to supplement the salaries. Travel, chosen time off, perhaps hotel rooms or free vehicles to drive to events, etc.
    Do not forget that some pay might be based on time they have been a superstar.

    1. Triple H is a man of honor he nos what right for his workers i don’t have much moment but all i want to say is that i love wwe and i pray one day i will one it my life dream i will die for wrestling is my life doh I can’t become one because no to help but i wont give up my dream i love all wwe wrestlers

      1. He NOS? I believe the spelling you’re looking for is K-N-O-W. By the way, when you’re saying things like, all I want to say, you capitalize your I. Learn some punctuation if, your gonna post or, comment publicly. Commas, apostrophes, periods, question marks, you know, things like that. Damn son, don’t they teach you kids ANYTHING in school anymore?

        1. Chris, when you wrote ‘your’ gonna, I assume you meant ‘you’re’ ?

          GONNA? I believe the spelling you’re looking for is G-O-I-N-G T-O

          If you’re ‘gonna’ correct people, you should make sure your own house is in order first.

          1. Yes Stevo310 Thank you 🙌🏽.
            Just wish my response to your comment was sooner.

            Anyway I’m reading Chris response to Chris Junior thinking to myself “Really Dude, we knew what he meant.

            Besides with all those damn comma’s in his own response I wanted to ask who are his parents & if they’ve ever checked his homework or corrected him on his own grammar & punctuation?..

            Having the nerve to mention teachers & just embarrassed his own.

  4. Charlotte Flair need to be paid more. Seth Rollins need to win the Universal Title again and I wish AJ styles would get another big push he has some of the best moves in the ring I have ever seen.

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