Wrestling is a physically demanding sport. As the Superstars put their health on the line each day, they get rewarded handsomely as well. Recently, we got to know about the top-paid Superstars in WWE.
Because of the pandemic, every sport suffered from some financial cutbacks, and WWE was no different. Last year, Vince McMahon fired a plethora of wrestlers including Miro, Kurt Angle, Maria Kanellis, and more to cut back on the budget.
However, a recent report from Mirror UK shows how the big names in WWE secured a handsome amount of money! Apart from the base payment, top stars gain a hefty amount from their merchandise sales.
Although one might expect the recently retired Undertaker to be the highest-paid one, it is actually his streak breaker who tops the list!
According to reports, Brock Lesnar was the highest-paid Superstar in WWE last year. The former WWE Champion earned a whopping $12million-a-year with a base payment of almost $9.3m.
He also received $500,000-per-main event appearance, despite wrestling only twice, once at the Royal Rumble and at WrestleMania. Lesnar has left WWE and is now a free agent.
The second-highest paid in the list is also a part-timer. John Cena received almost $8.5million for wrestling just once in 2020. The third one is Roman Reigns, currently WWE’s biggest star, with a paycheck of $5million.
Ronda Rousey may be on a sabbatical from WWE, but she still bagged almost $1.5million. Rousey is the highest-earning female Superstar in WWE despite not wrestling for two years.
Coming in the second place is Becky Lynch. The new mother earned a handsome $1million.
Asuka and Bayley, the two main performers of the RAW and SmackDown roster, were on the lower scale with $250,000 and $200,000. The contrasting pay scale between the male and female Superstars are already raising some eyebrows.
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