If you are big WWE fan, then here’s the list of the highest paid WWE wrestlers of 2016. Although everyone who’s a fan of WWE knows that it’s fake fighting, but yet they keep watching it because it provides with amazing entertainment with every fight.
The World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, has been around for decades now and the fan-base has only grown. Now, the most popular wrestlers like John Cena and The Rock have a mass appeal and one of the biggest fan-base among others. So, there’s no doubt that someone would like to know about their salaries as well. In this article, with the help of Forbes, we have listed down the highest paid WWE superstars of 2016. This will give you a rough idea of who’s currently the best in the wresting industry.
We will begin the list from number 10 and go to number 1. You won’t be surprised at all when you see who’s at the number one spot in the highest earners list.
10 Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers of 2016
10Dean Ambrose – $1 Million
Dean Ambrose probably worked more events than any other wrestler last year and yet he is not making as much money as the other superstars on this list.
9Kane – $1.3 Million
Although, Kane might not be the contender for championship for years, he still makes millions and that’s thanks to his long career. He’s been in the industry since mid-1990s.
8Big Show – $1.5 Million
Big Show was one of the legends of WWE who has been in the industry for over two decades now. He may not be as popular as he used to be, but he still pulls in fans and makes millions from WWE.
7Undertaker – $2 Million
Undertaker is the most iconic and the highest paid WWE wrestlers of all time, who has been fighting in the ring since 1980s. He is not only iconic but one of the most recognizable superstars of WWE and with just some days of work every year, he can pull in a lot of money.
6Roman Reigns – $2.1 Million
There are different views and fans are divided when it comes to the question, why is the company pushing Roman Reigns to the top of the card?! Whatever the views on him, he is still one of the most popular wrestlers currently and the money he makes proves it.
5Seth Rollins – $2.4 Million
Seth Rollins, when it comes to storyline, has carried the WWE industry through the whole 2015 and he even hold on to his WWE championship for 220 days. He is one of the most talented wrestlers and everyone is excited to see him recover from his injury and return to the ring.
4Randy Orton – $2.7 Million
Randy Orton is going to miss some of the events due to his injury and that will take out some numbers from his salary this year.
3Triple H – $2.8 Million
Triple H is not only a performer at WWE but also an executive who is largely responsible for the NXT product that fans love. However, we all know that he, along with his wife Stephanie McMahon, will be carrying the WWE kingdom for years in the future.
2Brock Lesnar – $6.5 Million
Brock Lesnar announced that he is going to continue wrestling and not return to UFC because he is making enough money doing part time job and we can’t argue with him there. He normally does less than 25 events every year and is one of the most popular wrestlers in the world drawing a lot of audience and hype whenever he performs.
1John Cena – $9.5 Million
No surprises here! Even a person who doesn’t watch WWE knows who John Cena is and that’s enough to tell just how popular the man is. He is the face of the company and is extremely popular with merchandise sales.
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