WWE Highest Paid Wrestlers REVEALED! | WrestleTalk
News Mar. 2019
HEADLINE: Enzo Amore Catches Heat Over King
with the news and guess who is at it again,
Enzo Amore, you’ll never be in the Fakidor
Army at this rate!!
This time the man whose heat generation skills
may be responsible for the ice caps melting
put his foot in it accidentally. Rather than
his usual schtick of courting controversy
to flog music or get people to rapping concerts.
Enzo was actually trying to do a nice thing
and commemorate the passing of WWE legend
King Kong Bundy who died this week at the
age of 61.
Except I don’t think Enzo actually knows
who Bundy is. Despite thinking he saw him
at a show.
“#RIPKingKongBuddy the epitome of prowrestlin
i recall goin 2 shows @ MSG w/ my grandparents,
my Grandma Raphaela loved em & hyped em up
the whole ride in, plenty of wrestlers risked
it all that night, but I never forgot the
guy w/ the green tongue who ate the turnbuckle”
The famous turnbuckle eater was the hirsute
hero George the Animal Steele who passed away
If you scroll back to there on Twitter maybe
we’ll find Enzo’s actual eulogy for King
HEADLINE: WWE Women’s Pay Revealed!
Speaking of paying your respects perhaps WWE
should consider respecting its female talent
by paying them some more money.
According to a report by The Mirror via The
Birmingham Live, so do with that info what
you will, the salaries of WWE’s Women’s
roster has been revealed.
Now, as a British man, I find it obviously
awkward to discuss the amount of money people
earn, which is why I get paid in magic beans.
But we’re going to dive into this in the
name of wrestling reportage.
The salaries that came out yesterday are said
to be from mid-2018, so things may have changed
now, but it puts Ronda Rousey at making $1.5
million a year. Charlotte Flair on a queenly
sum of $550,000.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Bella on $350,000. Mickie
James and Brie on sidekick money at $300,000..
Asuka, Smackdown Women’s champion on $250,000,
which is the same as Curt Hawkins, sp she’s
making streak money, but wins and losses don’t
matter. Becky Lynch is also making this much.
Bayley is on $200,000 while at the lowest
end of the scale is the Riott Squad who are
all on $80,000. As is Tamina.
In the vast majority of cases this is significantly
less than the male members of the roster in
similar positions in their division. For instance
Charlotte Flair, about to headline WrestleMania,
is on the same money as Erick Rowan, who doesn’t
even headline his own appearances because
Ronda Rousey, the highest paid woman on the
roster, and the actual living breathing Ronda
Rousey, is on the same salary as Dolph Ziggler,
who has never even had a push.
Obviously in WWE’s eyes the men’s division
is the big draw and the salaries reflect that,
but it will be interesting to see after WrestleMania
and another year where the women continue
to rise to prominence if that wage gap doesn’t
even out a little more.
HEADLINE: WWE Highest Paid Stars Revealed!
Forbes has also been doing some salary snooping
too and compiled a list of the top ten biggest
earning WWE superstars.
Riding high at number 1 is Jonathan Cena who
pocketed a cool $10 million in 2018. You can’t
see him, because there are piles of money
in the way.
Next is The Beast Brock Lesnar who made $6.5
million, just over half as much as Cena, but
seems fair Brock was only there half as much
as John. Who was barely there too. What are
you playing at WWE
Third is Roman Reigns with $4.3 million. Fourth
AJ Styles on $3.5 million. Triple H is fifth
on $3.2 million, doesn’t sound cerebral
to pay yourself less than others, but he also
gets paid for his position in the company
Rounding out the top ten is Randy Orton making
$2.9 million from outta nowhere and for no
good reason. Seth Rollins making $2.7 million.
Undertaker on $2.5 million which is a lot
of Post Malone tickets. Ambrose on $2.2 and
Kevin Owens on $2 million.
WWE says the average wrestler makes $500,000,
but consider Cena is on 10 million alone you’d
need a lot of low paid women and Curt Hawkins
to bring that number down to a round 500,000.
HEADLINE: Vince McMahon vs. Shahid Khan Billionaire
But it’s not just the wrestlers how have
been battling over wallet sizes, because Forbes
has also started a backstage brawl between
Chairman Vince McMahon and Shahid Khan, father
of AEW lead investor Tony Khan by placing
them both on the annual billionaire list.
In this latest battle between AEW and WWE
it was the former that came out on top, with
Khan ranked at #224, while Vince McMahon was
way down in #691 place. However, McMahon is
the only through and through wrestling personality
on the list.
Khan’s net worth was listed as $7.2 billion
while Vince McMahon ‘only’ has $3.2 billion
to his name. I’m sure Vince shed a single
tear over that measly sum, which he wiped
away with a Benjamin.
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