As we know it, World Wrestling Entertainment is a professional wrestling and entertainment company recognized worldwide. It is perhaps a giant shark in the wrestling industry, grossing over $5 billion worth in 2021. No wonder wrestlers prefer to work for this company in the hopes that they can earn big money from there. Here we look at the top 30 highest earning wrestlers of WWE and their net worth.
Looking back at its history, WWE has produced some of the best talents that have achieved enormous fame. The likes of The Rock, John Cena, The Undertaker, Roman Reigns are all WWE products that became the highest-earning athletes in their prime careers.
Below is the list of the top male and female WWE talents, along with their wages.
If there is any dominant wrestler that the world has seen, it’s Brock Lesnar. Though this muscular wrestler parted ways with the company a couple of times, he is a WWE product. After dominating the wrestling world for more than a decade, Brock Lesnar stands at the top of the mountain with an annual salary of $12 million. He is also the highest-paid wrestler of all time and has a net worth of $22 million.
Triple H has been one of the top wrestlers of all time. Triple H has stuck with the WWE more than anyone, feuding with past legends like The Rock and Stone Cold to wrestling against future talents like Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Moreover, he is the CEO of WWE’s developmental brand, NXT. Triple H whoops an income of $2.9 million in 2021 and has a net worth of $150 million.
The 15-time WWE champion is a fan-favorite wrestler and one of the biggest names in the WWE. Being a polarizing figure for such a long time, Cena was the face of the WWE during the PG era. Although he is not a full-timer like he was in the past, Cena still earns higher than most full-timers. As of 2021, his salary is $8 million with a $60 million net worth.
After striking fears in the people’s hearts for nearly three decades, The Undertaker has been one of the intriguing characters WWE has ever produced. Not just his character, but his wrestling moves are still iconic to this date. Much of his success helped The Phenom to earn $2.5 million annually during his time in the WWE. Also, he has a net worth of $17 million as of 2021.
Edge is back in the wrestling business after making a triumphant return ever since a career-ending neck injury. Undoubtedly, Edge has been one of the beloved wrestlers of all time, and fans were thrilled when he signed a 3-year contract with WWE. Similarly, his new contract offers him a deal of earning $3 million per year.
Talking about WWE’s top superstar of 2021, the title belongs to Roman Reigns. Formerly ‘The Big Dog,’ now ‘The Tribal Cheif,’ Roman Reigns is the hottest thing in WWE SmackDown. As of 2021, he makes $5 million a year, making him one of the highest earners in WWE. Similarly, Reigns has a total net worth of $13 million.
The Apex Predator of WWE needs no introduction. Immensely famous for his captivating finisher, the RKO, Randy Orton is one of the successful wrestlers in the business. Also, sticking to the company and winning titles after titles have helped him increase his income even more. Currently, he bags in a yearly salary of $4.1 million and an asset of $7 million.
The Texas Rattlesnake was one of the prominent athletes in all of sports entertainment. In the 1990s only, Stone Cold Steve Austin raised hell in the wrestling ring and boosted WWE’s popularity. Although his neck injury put an end to his illustrious career, the fact that he made $12 million during that year was just impressive. At present, he has a net worth of $30 million, thanks to his podcast and merchandise sales.
A star worldwide and a 15-year veteran, Aj Styles has done it all in the wrestling ring. Before landing in the WWE, he was an independent wrestler who had competed in top-tier wrestling shows. His experience and the ability to entertain with his wrestling matches helped him earn $3.5 million in WWE and $6 million worth of assets.
Seth Rollins is one of the biggest names on the WWE roster. The former Royal Rumble winner and WWE champion has proved time and again why he is the future of WWE. With captivating in-ring moves and excellent mic skills, Seth Rollins whoops in an annual salary of $3 million in 2021 and a net worth of $9 million.
The former WWE champion has quickly risen to the charts ever since re-signing with WWE in 2017. Many regarded Drew as the future of the WWE a decade ago, and at present, he lived up to everyone’s expectations. Some even proclaim him as the new face of WWE. Regardless, he makes $1.5 million a year, according to his new contract.
There are few people like The Miz who have won every title that the WWE has. He is a two-time grand slam champion. His WWE career has rewarded him with a staggering salary of $2.5 million. Combining that with his reality show, The Miz has a net worth of $14 million.
Daniel Bryan is one of the respected wrestlers and a veteran who has spent nearly a decade in the WWE. He is a wrestler and a backstage producer, scriptwriter, reality show star, and his wife. As of 2021, Daniel Bryan has a net worth of $8 million. Likewise, he has a base salary of $2 million a year.
Coming a long way from independent wrestling to NXT to WWE, Kevin Owens has worked harder to become a megastar in the WWE. The former WWE Universal champion has won the hearts of thousands of people around the world. According to his contract, Kevin Owens whoops in a salary of $2 million and a net worth of $3 million.
Last but not least, Dolph Ziggler is one of the hardest working WWE stars who has been wrestling in WWE for more than a decade. His quickness and agility in the ring have won him various titles during his WWE run. The former Intercontinental champion has a salary of $1.5 million. Also, his net worth is around $3 million as of 2021.
Perhaps one of the most decorated female superstars in WWE’s history, Becky Lynch is the former WWE Raw and SmackDown’s women’s champion at the same time. In a short amount of time, Becky Lynch climbed the ladder of success and became one of the highest-paid female wrestlers. As of 2021, she earns $3.1 million and has a net worth of $5 million.
The baddest woman on the planet is known for being a UFC fighter. However, she is also a WWE superstar and a former Raw Women’s champion. Ever since signing a contract with the WWE in 2018, Ronda Rousey has earned a staggering salary of $2.1 million. Also, her profession has helped her accumulate a net worth of $13 million.
The daughter of the nature boy, Ric Flair, has not missed a step from her father’s teachings. This genetically gifted woman is a nine times women’s champion and has a net worth of $1 million. Also, her WWE contract offers her a handsome salary of $550k as of 2021.
The Little Miss Bliss is one of the talented female wrestlers in WWE at present. Though she may stand at 5 feet, she is an accomplished wrestler who has won many golds. At the same time, Alexa never fails to entertain the audience at every moment. Currently, she earns an annual salary of $350,000. Likewise, she has a net worth of $2 million.
Asuka is one of the few Japanese wrestlers to stand out in the WWE. Also, she has a record of being the first Japanese to win multiple golds in a billion-dollar company like WWE. Currently, she earns approximately $350,000, according to her current deal. Similarly, the 39-year-old Japanese has a net worth of $1 million.
When Bayley made it into the WWE, everybody loved her for her cuteness. But she found success ever since altering her character into the opposite of what she used to be. Also, she has been PWInsider’s number one female wrestler of 2020. This accomplished woman has a net worth of $2 million. Also, she earns $350k a year in WWE.
It would be a downright mistake not to include one of the essential female wrestlers of the WWE who is still at her best level. Mickie James is the former Divas champion and Women’s champion and has put on some of the classics against the likes of Lita and Trish Stratus. As of 2021, her net worth is $4 million. Likewise, her salary is $300k.
Another veteran of the WWE is the Canadian-born former women’s champion, Natalya. Unlike Mickie, Natalya has stuck with the WWE for almost a decade and has won various championships. Also, her salary is $300k in 2021, with a net worth of $2 million.
The seemingly intimidating and the current Raw women’s champion, Nia Jax, is a force to reckon with. Ever since arriving in the WWE, she has obliterated every single competitor and solidified her position as one of the dominant forces in the women’s division. This fierce woman has a net worth of around $1 million, and she earns $280k in WWE.
Another decorated female superstar in the WWE is ‘The Boss’ Sasha Banks. Sasha knows how to get the job done when it comes to putting on classic matches in main events. No wonder her in-ring ability has rewarded her with good fortune. Currently, she owns $3 million of wealth and has a salary of $250k.
Carmella is the first woman wrestler to win the coveted ‘Money In the Bank’ contract and successfully cash in to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. So far, her career is on the rise with her new gimmick. As of 2021, she has a yearly salary of $260k. Her wrestling career has a huge part in bringing her a net worth of $2 million.
Naomi is one of those high-flying agile wrestlers that the fans love to see. Not many women can pull off the moves that she does in the ring. The former SmackDown women’s champion has a net worth of $1 million, whereas her annual salary is $129,504.
One of the new and upcoming names in the women’s division is Lana. Though she previously appeared as a manager for various WWE superstars, she finally got into the ring in 2018. As of now, Lana is yet to make a significant impact in the industry. So far, she earns a salary of $250k and has a staggering net worth of $2 million.
When Dana Brooke made her debut alongside Charlotte Flair, everyone knew she would also rank up on the list. After all, she possesses a muscular physique along with agility. However, she is yet to win any championship. Dana whoops in a salary of $200k and has a net worth of $1 million.
Sonya is a female WWE wrestler who comes from an MMA background. Possessing fist-fighting skills as well as strength and quickness, Sonya is one fierce fighter in the ring. Also, she has a new role as SmackDown’s co-official, which she is doing reasonably well. Sonya makes an earning of $100k and has a net worth of approximately $1 million.
WWE Male Salary Table
|Brock Lesnar||$12 million|
|Triple H||$2.9 million|
|John Cena||$8 million|
|The Undertaker||$2.5 million|
|Roman Reigns||$5 million|
|Randy Orton||$4.1 million|
|Stone Cold||$12 million|
|Aj Styles||$3.5 million|
|Seth Rollins||$3 million|
|Drew McIntyre||$1.5 million|
|The Miz||$2.5 million|
|Daniel Bryan||$2 million|
|Kevin Owens||$2 million|
WWE Female Salary Table
|Becky Lynch||$3.1 million|
|Ronda Rousey||$2.1 million|