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The highest paid wrestlers in WWE

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  • WWE is arguably the most successful wrestling company in the world. WWE has been producing some of the best wrestlers in the world, such as John Cena and Roman Reigns.
  • WWE is a multi-million dollar company that pays the wrestlers huge sums annually. Finance is not a problem at WWE. 
  • The highest-paid wrestler in 2022 is Brock Lesnar. He has a contract with WWE that earns him $15 million annually. 

Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in the world. Millions of fans around the globe tune in every week to watch World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) matches. 

Wrestling is a multi-million dollar industry that has been doing well over the years. There is no shortage of money when WWE is mentioned. These wrestlers are among the highest-paid athletes in the world. Top icons of WWE earn their money from pay-per-view events.

Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania are among the biggest wrestling events that generate a lot of money for WWE. 

WWE has made some professional wrestlers like John Cena, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins millionaires. 

This article will look at the highest-paid WWE wrestlers on the planet.

1. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is a big name in the wrestling world. The professional wrestler is the highest-paid WWE superstar on the planet.

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is the highest-paid WWE superstar. Photo/ WWE.

Brock Lesnar has a yearly wage of $15 million. Lesnar’s huge earnings are because he is a massive draw in terms of WWE ticket sales. He is also an events promoter of the WWE. 

Lesnar performs on the SmackDown and is widely considered as one of the greatest wrestlers and martial artists of all time. Brock is a former professional footballer. 

The American superstar is the only person who holds heavyweight championship belts in WWE, UFC and NCAA. 

 2. John Cena

John Cena is one of the greatest wrestlers the world has ever seen. The American professional wrestler began his career in 1999 and has been key to the organization’s success. 

John Cena has a huge fan base worldwide hence marketing the WWE events. He is the second highest-paid wrestler. He has a contract with WWE that earns him $13 million yearly. 

John Cena has won the WWE Championships 13 times in his career. He has also won the WWE United States Championship five times. Cena is up there with Ric Flair for the most world championships reign in history. He has won the World Heavyweight title three times.

3. Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns is undoubtedly one of the best fighters in the WWE. The 37 years old performs on the SmackDown brand. He is among the highest-paid wrestlers in the WWE. Roman Reigns pockets $10 million as his annual WWE salary. 

Reigns is the biggest personality in the current wrestling era. He has been on top of his game for several years. He is the current and longest-reigning WWE Universal Champion. The undisputed world champion is in his fourth reign as the WWE champion. 

The WWE superstar is part of the Anoa’i family, which includes the likes of Umaga, Yokozuna and The Usos. 

4. Braun Strowman

Braun Strowman is a major figure in the WWE. Strowman, who stands at six feet eight inches, receives huge earnings from the WWE. He has a contract with WWE that earns him $8.5 million yearly. 

Braun Strowman made his professional wrestling debut in 2014 and has enjoyed significant success in the ring. He is the 2018 Men’s Money in the Bank Contract winner. Strowman is also a previous winner of the titular match, the Greatest Royal Rumble event. 

The American professional wrestler is also a former strongman participant. He is the winner of the 2012 Arnold Amateur Strongman Championship. 

5. Seth Rollins 

Seth Rollins is an American professional wrestler who has come a long way to being a hero in the WWE ring. Rollins is one of the highest-paid WWE wrestlers. He has a WWE contract that earns him $7.5 million. 

The energetic wrestler is regarded as one of the best wrestlers of his generation. He made his professional wrestling debut in 2005 and joined WWE in 2010. Seth Rollins was a member of The Shield, which had Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns.

The Shield

The Shield. Photo/ PinkVilla.

Seth Rollins is a winner of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship, WWE Universal Championship and the WWE United States Championship.  

It is not a surprise that Seth Rollins is among the biggest earners in World Wrestling Entertainment. 

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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