Shane McMahon would be happy. There aren’t many businesses like professional wrestling. While the wrestling itself takes up a very small part of the day, there are several other things that the roster has to do as part of their jobs. These can include workouts, road trips, time away from their friends and families and all kinds of bumps and bruises. They deserve some strong compensation, and now we might know a bit more about it.

The Mirror (United Kingdom tabloid) has released a new list of the salaries of a majority of the main WWE roster, along with some company executives. These salaries do not include bonuses from merchandising or perks that may be written into their contracts. The numbers are from mid-2018 so some of them may have been changed since this list was compiled.

WWE Senior Staff Salaries

Triple H (Vice President of Live Events) – $1.1 million + $1.65 million (talent contract)
Vince McMahon (Chief Executive Officer) – $2.4 million
George Barrios (Financial and Strategic Officer – $800,000
Kevin Dunn (Producer) – $800,000
Michael Luisi (WWE Studios President) – $70,000

WWE Male Superstar Base Salaries

Brock Lesnar $12 million
John Cena $8.5 million
Roman Reigns $5 million
Randy Orton $4.5 million
AJ Styles $3.5 million
Seth Rollins $3 million
The Miz $2.5 million
Triple H $2.5 million
Undertaker $2.5 million
Dean Ambrose $2 million
Kevin Owens $2 million
Dolph Ziggler $1.5 million
Sheamus $1million
Jeff Hardy $1 million
Bray Wyatt $1 million
Finn Balor $1 million
Jinder Mahal $900,000
Kane $900,000
Big Show $850,000
Samoa Joe $800,000
Rusev $800,000
Sin Cara $700,000
Matt Hardy $650,000
Luke Harper $550,000
Erick Rowan $550,000
R-Truth $550,000
Kofi Kingston $500,000
Xavier Woods $500,000
Big E $500,000
Rhyno $500,000
Cesaro $500,000
Sami Zayn $500,000
Goldust $400,000
Shinsuke Nakamura $400,000
Heath Slater $400,000
Fandango $400,000
Kalisto $350,000
Titus O’Neill $300,000
Bo Dallas $300,000
Braun Strowman $300,000
Apollo Crews $300,000
Scott Dawson $250,000
Luke Gallows $250,000
Jey Uso $250,000
Jimmy Uso $250,000
Curtis Axel $250,000
Curt Hawkins $200,000

WWE Female Superstar Base Salaries

Ronda Rousey $1.5 million
Charlotte Flair $550,000
Nikki Bella $350,000
Alexa Bliss $350,000
Mickie James $300,000
Brie Bella $300,000
Natalya $300,000
Asuka $250,000
Becky Lynch $250,000
Dana Brooke $200,000
Bayley $200,000
Lana $200,000
Naomi $180,000
Carmella $120,000
Nia Jax $100,000
Sonya Deville $100,000
Mandy Rose $80,000
Ruby Riott $80,000
Sarah Logan $80,000
Tamina $80,000
Liv Morgan $80,000

This is the kind of thing these people could do. Check out a classic WWE money moment (this always works):

Opinion: There are certainly going to be some issues to be had with some of these numbers, mainly involving the disparity between the men’s and women’s salaries. Aside from that, there are some numbers on here that are just staggering, as it’s hard to fathom some of these people being paid as much as others. It’s WWE’s money though and things seem to be working pretty well for them at the moment.

Which of these surprises you the most? Who is in need of a raise? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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