Forbes has revealed their list of 10 highest paid WWE Superstars. The estimates are for the year 2016.
WWE’s booking contracts, pay documents and public filings helped in compiling this list. The industry insiders interview with the wrestlers also added a valuable insight.
It should be kept in mind that these figures comprise of base salary plus the bonus payments from the merchandise and live events.
In 2015, Forbes revealed to us the list with John Cena leading it as the highest paid WWE star with $9.5 million, on second place we had Brock Lesnar with $6.0 million.
In 2016, there is a major twist. For that, you have to check out the list.
Position 10: Randy Orton is paid $1.9 million
Position 9: Seth Rollins is paid $2 million
Position 8: The Undertaker is paid $2 million
Position 7: Shane McMahon is paid $2.2 million
Position 6: AJ Styles is paid $2.4 million
Position 5: Dean Ambrose is paid $2.7 million
Position 4: Roman Reigns is paid $3.5 million
Position 3: Triple H is paid $ 3.8 million
Position 2: John Cena is paid $8 million
Position 1: Brock Lesnar is paid $12 million
So major change this year is that Brock Lesnar overtook John Cena with $12 Million as his fees.
Well, this is a game of fight, sportsman spirit and as long as we maintain that money is just a secondary criteria. What do you guys think?