Massive Update on Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns’ WWE Earnings

Published 11/12/2021, 1:30 PM EST


For over a year, WWE has released over 100 superstars from their company, citing ‘budget cuts’. The term ‘budget cuts’ has become a go-to phrase for WWE before they release their superstars in times like this. However, WWE chairman Vince McMahon thinks the WWE overpays the wrestlers for the job they do.

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Even though the company recently announced that the company has registered a profit of over $200 million, they still released over a dozen superstars in the latest round of cuts.

However, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed that the wrestlers in WWE are massively underpaid because the wrestlers only receive 8% of what the company makes, reportedly.

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Speaking on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer confessed that Vince thinks that a majority of his superstars are getting more than they deserve.

Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns earn a massive amount

Speaking on the latest episode, Meltzer admitted that the top two superstars of WWE, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar are making a whopping $5 million a year.

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“On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer indicated that every wrestler in WWE is underpaid because only about 8% of WWE’s total revenue is paid to the wrestlers. Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar are the only wrestlers making five million dollars per year, and a couple others make north of three million dollars per year. Vince McMahon thinks many of the wrestlers are overpaid.” reported Cage Side Seats.

The reason these superstars are the ones to make more is pretty much obvious. The reigning WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns has been involved in stellar matches and storylines since his championship.

WWE Wrestling: WrestleMania 31: Brock Lesnar in action vs Roman Reigns during event at Levi’s Stadium. Santa Clara, CA 3/29/2015 CREDIT: Jed Jacobsohn (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X159445 TK1 )

And ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar is notoriously known for getting hefty paychecks for his appearances and matches. Additionally, the profits reported by the company in this quarter are partly because of the involvement of Roman Reigns in major storylines and Brock Lesnar appearances.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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