Post by Kangaroo_Punch on Apr 21, 2011 0:08:44 GMT -5
OK, so I got curious about who makes the most money in the WWE. According to numbers in 2009, Triple H was in first (about 2 million), followed by Undertaker (about $1.7M) and Cena ($1.6M). Now assuming these numbers are correct and haven't changed, who else do you think is in the top tier as far as active wrestler paychecks go?
I'd think Kane has to make a good amount since he's been there for so long. Same goes for Big Show. Orton and Mysterio would probably round out the top tier, but I'm guessing.
Post by Movie Buff Dave on Apr 21, 2011 9:36:26 GMT -5
Do wrestlers even get paid for merchandise sells? I've heard in that past that they didn't but I dont' know about now.
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Based on the pay structure of the company as I understand it, I would suspect Cena makes the most money. I don't really know how he would compare with Triple H who has a corporate position within the company as the downside of his performer contract.
Last Edit: Apr 21, 2011 9:39:48 GMT -5 by Crappler
Below is the World Wrestling Entertainment talent roster payroll that was taken from October of 2004 until February of 2006. The shown dollar amount beside each wrestler is the grand total that they earned from World Wrestling Entertainment in a one year period (downside guarantees, bonuses, and merchandise shares). Some wrestler's were given special privileges and bonuses in their contracts which can also be seen beside their total pay. All wrestler's contracts begin and end at different months of the year, there for each shown amount is what that particular wrestler earned in a 365 day time period between October 2004 and February 2006 (or however long they have been with the company). All dollar amounts were rounded up/down (Example: $244,766 would be $245,000)
- Ashley Massaro: $131,000 - Batista: $813,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week) - Big Show: $1,000,000 (Base salary) - Bob Holly: $217,000 - Booker T: $375,000 - Candice Michelle: $64,000 - Carlito: $319,000 - Chavo Guerrero: $206,000 - Chris Benoit: $488,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week) - Chris Masters: $253,000 - Christian - $396,000 - Danny Basham: $130,000 - Doug Basham: $126,000 - Eddie Guerrero: $372,000 - Edge: $704,000 - Eugene: $189,000 - Funaki: $124,000 - Gene Snitsky: $292,000 - Gregory Helms: $277,000 - John Cena: $1,743,000 (First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week) - John Layfield: $786,000 (Five star hotel accommodations paid for every week) - Jerry Lawler: $204,000 (First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week) - Jillian Hall: $52,000 - Joey Mercury: $134,000 - Johnny Nitro: $143,000 - Jonathan Coachman: $175,000 - Kane: $ 851,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week) - Ken Kennedy: $133,000 - Kid Kash: $62,000 - Kurt Angle: $1,023,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week) - Lance Cade: $118,000 - Lilian Garcia: $90,000 - Lita: $286,000 (Mostly downside paid due to lack of wrestling) - Maria: $41,000 - Mark Henry: $300,000 (Base pay) - Matt Hardy: $322,000 (Missed over $70,000 of pay due to firing) - Matt Striker: $43,000 - Melina: $155,000 - Mickie James: $72,000 - Nunzio: $186,000 - Orlando Jordan: $145,000 - Paul London: $177,000 - Psicosis: $122,000 - Randy Orton: $711,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week) - Rene Dupree: $289,000 - Rey Mysterio: $414,000 - Ric Flair: $508,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week) - Rob Conway: $186,000 - Rob Van Darn: $220,000 (Only received downside and royalties due to injury) - Rosie: $105,000 - Shawn Michaels: $1,045,000 (First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week) - Shelton Benjamin: $366,000 - Simon Dean: $132,000 - Stacy Keibler: $178,000 (Only downside paid during absence) - Steven Richards: $94,000 - Torrie Wilson: $260,000 - Trevor Murdoch: $48,000 - Triple H: $2,013,000 (Allowed the personal use of company jet (10) times per year. First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week) - Trish Stratus: $618,000 (Receives 20% of all Trish Stratus merchandise sold) - Tyson Tomko: $127,000 - Undertaker: $1,811,000 (First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week) - Val Venis: $210,000 - Victoria: $275,000 - Viscera: $130,000 - William Regal: $225,000