World Wrestling Entertainment has a lot of fan followers. Well, I’m one of them. Whosoever calls it fake, the fans have nothing to do with it. It is one potential entertainment industry which never let its viewers go awe with the fights. Not just the viewers, the WWE superstars or the fighters also make a great deal with the fights they perform at the ring and the endorsement deals they grab with various brands.
They are able to make millions of dollars and increase their net worth with such deals. Here we have tried to enlist the top ten highest paid and successful World Wrestling Entertainment superstars or the wrestlers. Check it out!
Here are the top 10 Highest Paid & Most Successful WWE Superstars in 2017-2018
10. Dean Ambrose: $1.1 Million:
With the ring name as Dean Ambrose, Jonathan David Good was born on 7th December 1985. He is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand and is the Intercontinental Champion in his second reign. Ambrose has managed to become a one-time WWE World Champion, a two-time Intercontinental Champion, and the one-time United States Champion. He has recently won 2016 Money in the Bank ladder match and finally got the place to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.in the year 2015 he made his acting debut in the WWE Studios production 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown. He is ranked as the tenth highest paid WWE wrestler with $1.1 million.
9. Kane: $1.3 Million:
Born on 26th April 1967, Glenn Thomas Jacobs is known by his ring name Kane. He is an American retired professional wrestler. Along with this he also worked as an insurance broker, politician and an actor. He started his professional wrestling journey in the year 1992 on the independent circuit. Before making an entry into the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1995 he wrestled in Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) promotions.
Before getting the final ring name as Kane he played as several different characters. He was portrayed as the demonic and/or monstrous younger half-brother of The Undertaker. Along with him, Kane teamed up as ‘The Brothers of Destruction’. In his entire wrestling career, he managed to grab many trophies and was also got one prominent position as the highest paid wrestler.
8. Big Show: $1.5 Million:
Born on 8th February 1972, Paul Donald Wight II got the ring name as the Big Show and gained the popularity all around the world. He is an American professional wrestler and actor currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand where he is doing just remarkably. Formerly he was well known by the ring name as ‘The Giant’ when he began his career in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
He has managed to won seven times World Championship with two times the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, WWF/WWE Championship and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship and one time the ECW World Championship. However, his first contract with the WWE in the 1990’s during the “Monday Night Wars” got him to earn the much-required popularity and a large fan following. He is still making millions from WWE.
7. Undertaker: $2 million:
One of the most popular and highest paid wrestlers of the time is the Undertaker. Those who have little knowledge about wrestling would also be familiar with the name undertaker. This is because of his wrestling strategies and the huge way of playing the game. Born on 24th March 1965, Mark William Calaway got the ring name as the undertaker when he got signed as a professional wrestler in WWE.
As for today, he has taken a retirement from it. In the year 1984 he started his career with World Class Championship Wrestling and since then he didn’t get the time to look back. He is considered as the wrestler who has the largest tenure as a ring performer. He is regarded as the most professional and greatest player of his time. his scaring tactics and supernatural gimmicks made the fans horrified in the court and are the reasons to make him popular.
6. Roman Reigns: $2.1 Million:
A great American professional wrestler, Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi was born on 25th May 1985 and got the ring name as Roman Reigns when he signed to WWE for performing on the raw Brand. Apart from being a wrestler, Roam Reign is also a former professional Canadian football player and a member of the Anoaʻi family. He has played professional football for the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Edmonton Eskimos in 2008. Later he took retirement from football and entered in the world of wrestling. In the year 2010 he was signed by the WWE and after two years, in 2012 he made his debut alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as The Shield. The trio worked together till 2014 after which Roman entered the singles competition.
5. Seth Rollins: $2.4 Million:
Colby Daniel Lopez most commonly known as Seth Rollins as his ring name was born on 28th May 1986. He is an American professional wrestler and actor. Currently, he is signed to WWE since 2010. He managed to become the first FCW Grand Slam Champion when he was sent to the developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He is the inaugural NXT champion for a long time.
Along with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns as The Shield, Seth Rollins debuted in the WWE in the year 2012. He has won many trophies and championship of many tournaments. He has won WWE World Heavyweight Championship two times, United States Championship once, WWE Tag Team Championship once with Roman Reigns. He is also the winner of the 2014 Money in the Bank and the 2015 Superstar of the Year.
4. Randy Orton: $2.7 Million:
Born on 1st April 1980, Randal Keith Orton is signed to WWE for performing on the SmackDown brand. He is an American professional wrestler and actor and currently a WWE Champion in his ninth reign. He has a long list of championships and accolades registered to him which include holding the WWE Championship nine times and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship four times. With wrestling in his blood he is the third generation wrestler in his family. His grandfather Bob Orton, Sr., his father “Cowboy” Bob Orton, and his uncle Barry Orton all competed in the professional wrestling business and following them, Randy also doing significantly. He is a 13 times world champion and this is the reason why he is the highest paid among all.
3. Triple H: $2.8 Million:
With the ring name as Triple H, Paul Michael Levesque apart from being an American professional wrestler is also a great business executive. The name Triple H is the abbreviated form of Hunter Hearst Helmsley. He is also working as the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative for WWE. He is also the founder and senior producer of NXT and the creator of the NXT television series.in the year 1992, he started his wrestling career in the International Wrestling Federation. At that time his ring name was Terra Ryzing. In 1994 he joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and in the following year the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) which is now WWE. In his entire career, he managed to grab 25 championships which include nine reigns as WWF/WWE Champion and five as WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion. He is the third highest paid wrestler at present.
2. Brock Lesnar: $6 Million:
Born on 12th July 1977, Brock is an American professional wrestler in the current date. However, he is also a former mixed martial artist, amateur wrestler, and professional American football player. He is signed by WWE in the year 2000 for performing under Raw Brand. At present, he is WWE Universal Champion in his first reign. In his entire career, he won many championships like the WWE Championship on three separate occasions. Along with this he also has got the privilege to become the youngest champion in the title’s history at just 25 years of age.Apart from these, he was also the 2002 King of the Ring and the 2003 Royal Rumble winner and this all makes him the youngest King of the Ring and Royal Rumble winner as well which undoubtedly elevated his net worth and increased his prize in the wrestling world.
1. John Cena: $9.5 Million:
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. born on 23rd April 1977 is the ruling king of the wrestling world with is the highest paid WWE superstar. In the year 1999, he started his wrestling career with Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW). In the following year, he managed to win the UPW Heavyweight Championship. In 2002 he signed the contract with World Wrestling Federation which is now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). John Cena also started rapping during 2002-2004 which make him much popular among people all around the world. His amazing work has made him become the highest paid WWE wrestler.
There are a lot of fans of WWE and they follow their superstars passionately. While the above-listed superstars have managed to get paid the highest, it’s their fan followers who watch them grow and succeed. In the coming days, we hope to see much more breathtaking fights in the ring.