How Much Did Big Show Earn during His Time with WWE?

Published 02/24/2021, 12:08 PM EST


Big Show is one of the better-known Superstars working with WWE. He has worked with WWE since 1999 and has earned quite a hefty amount for himself.

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Big Show earned a base salary of $850,000 a year. However, this does not include his earnings from PPVs, endorsements, and merchandise sales.

Apart from his annual salary, Big Show received elite treatment whenever he was on the road. This included 5-star hotels, first-class tickets, and private bus tours.

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The Giant started with $1.5 million in 2015. In 2017, it dropped to approximately $1.2 million since he started working part-time. Finally, in 2018, he started earning $850,000 a year as per his contract.

Keeping WWE aside, he earns from Hollywood too. His constant appearances in movies and shows have helped him add to his annual income, and continues to add to his net worth even after his WWE retirement.

As per reports, his net worth is $20 million.

LAS VEGAS – AUGUST 24: Wrestlers and tag team partners Chris Jericho (L) and Big Show appear in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Big Show enjoys a lavish lifestyle, and it’s evident from his 9,589 square feet home in Miami, Florida. The house features 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a master bedroom, a media room, a pool, and others.

Apart from this, he owns another property in Odessa, which he purchased from The Undertaker [Mark Callaway].

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Big Show and his return to wrestling

Big Show has been away from WWE for a while. At first, he took a break from the ring when he was healing from hip surgeries. Subsequently, the WWE creative team needed to come up with a storyline for him.

Finally, Big Show was tied with Netflix for the production of the series – The Big Show Show. This show is being produced by WWE Studios.

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Now, he has returned to the wrestling industry but joined AEW instead. He is going to work as the commentator for the company’s YouTube show – AEW Dark: Elevation.

“AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark. It’s no exaggeration when they say that AEW is boundless,” H/t: WrestlingInc.

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Considering he has signed a long-term contract with AEW, his chances of going back to WWE are bleak.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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