There is money to be made. Over the last year and a half, WWE has managed to put together a variety of major television deals, which are bringing the company a fortune. While a lot of that money is going to go to the company’s executives, it means there is a lot of money to go to the wrestlers themselves. That could make for some interesting results and we might know some specific amounts.

Express Sports (United Kingdom tabloid) has released a selection of over sixty base salaries of WWE salaries. These numbers are base salaries and do not include bonuses or extra money from merchandise or endorsements. Several of these have been known before but there are some updates due to recently signed contracts. Some of the names are no longer full time performers but are still paid by the company. The full list is available at the link, but here are some noteworthy names and numbers:

Brock Lesnar $12million
John Cena $8.5million
Roman Reigns $5million
Randy Orton $4.5million
AJ Styles $3.5million

The Miz $2.5million
Undertaker $2.5million
Kevin Owens $2million
Dolph Ziggler $1.5million
Jinder Mahal $900,000

Kane $900,000
Samoa Joe $800,000
Rusev $800,000
Sin Cara $700,000

R-Truth $550,000
Kofi Kingston $500,000
Shinsuke Nakamura $400,000
Heath Slater $400,000
Braun Strowman $300,000

Ronda Rousey $1.5million
Charlotte Flair $550,000
Nikki Bella $350,000
Mickie James $300,000

Asuka $250,000
Becky Lynch $250,000
Dana Brooke $200,000
Bayley $200,000
Tamina $80,000

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Opinion: A lot of these make sense but there are some that are just downright bizarre, which is made even worse when you compare them to some of the bigger (or smaller) names in the same areas. That being said, there are several other aspects to how much these people are compensated, which may include things like travel bills and hotels being paid for in lieu of money. Still though, it’s always interesting to see something like this and I’m sure it will get some people talking.

Which of these surprises you most? Who is making too much money? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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