WWE Comprehensive Superstar and Staff Salaries Reported

Mar 1, 2019 - by James Walsh

The Mirror has an extensive list of WWE staff and Superstar salaries for both male and female Superstars. Per the report from The Mirror, WWE Universal champion and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar pockets $500,000 per main event appearance in WWE and is now earning $12 million a year as of mid-2018, giving him the highest base salary for a Superstar in WWE. 

Additionally, other than their base wage, Superstars also receive a benefit from a percentage of their merchandise sales. WWE Superstars also receive bonuses from headlining major events 

The list puts John Cena, who is now generally a part-time performer for WWE, as the second highest-paid Superstar in WWE behind Brock Lesnar with a base salary of $8.5 million a year from WWE. He also reportedly earns $500,000 from his major main event slots and five percent of all his merchandise sales. 

For the women, Ronda Rousey is said to be the highest paid female Superstar with a contract worth $1.5 million a year. She made her WWE debut in early 2018. You can check out the full comprehensive list below. 

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 
Figures from mid-2018 

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 
Figures from mid-2018 

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


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