WWE Latest Salaries 2016-17: Who Are The Highest Paid Wrestlers?
On 21st February 2017
Sports give us highest entertainment and have a very high fan following. Wrestling is one of the most popular games across the world. WWE is privately owned and publicly traded entertainment company which earns revenue of more than $500 million every year. Let’s have a look at the below list of Top 10 Highest Paid WWE Superstars in The World in 2016 and 2017.
#10 Dean Ambrose(30 years): Annual Salary: $1.1 Million
In 2012, he joined Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at Survivor series. The trio was named “The Shield”. With many fights against big wrestled, The shield became favourite among viewers. However 2016, started as single act after The Shield broke up. Ambrose also received the most popular wrestler of the year in 2014 and 2015. At present, he takes home salary of $1.1 million and has a net worth of $6 million and one of the rising stars for coming year.
#9 Kane(49 years): Salary: Annual Salary: $1.3 Million
Kane, an American wrestler who works for WWE started his career in 1992. Before joining WWE in 1995, he participated in many competition in different wrestling associations within the United States. He has total 18 championships to his name including ( Tag Team Championship, World Heavyweight and ECW Championship). He has been part of WWE for more than two decades now. His net worth is somewhere over $7 million.
#8 Big Show(44 years): Annual Salary: $1.5 Million
In the history of WWE, he is 13th Grand Slam Winner and 24th Triple Crown. Outside the ring, Big Show was also seen in few movies such as Star Trek, Royal Pains and the lead role in Knucklehead and many more televisions appearances. He may be the top guy in WWE but he still has estimated net worth of $15 million from WWE and he is also one of the richest wrestlers in the world.
#7 The Undertaker(51 years): Annual: Salary $2 million
In 2015, he was called “ world’s greatest sportsmen” by The Telegraph journalist Tom Fordy. At present, he works quite a handful in WWE every year and still manages to get paid almost $2 million. He has earned his money and schedule over last few decades and created a legacy with an estimated net worth of $16 million.
#6 Roman Reigns(31 years): Annual Salary: $2.1 Million
Roman Reigns started as a professional footballer from Canada but if one belongs to Anoaʻi family, it seems that he was destined to join wrestling. Roman joined WWE in 2010 but he made an impressive debut along with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as a part of “The Shield”. During his en-tire career, he is three times WWE Heavyweight Champion and the winner of Royal Rumble 2015 with a record of maximum elimination with 12 in 2014 event. It would be interesting to follow his graph in next one year to see where his WWE career is leading to.