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10 highest paid Superstars of WCW

There are some eye-popping figures on this list.

Top 5 / Top 10 20 May 2017, 20:01 IST
Rowdy Roddy Piper was a WWE legend

While World Wrestling Entertainment might be the biggest wrestling promotion by a country mile these days, it wasn't the case throughout most of the 1990s. Vince McMahon and co were in serious danger of losing out to World Championship Wrestling during the Monday Night Wars between the two companies.

As Monday Night Raw and Monday Nitro went head to head in an all-out battle for the right to be called the biggest wrestling weekly show, WCW's Nitro gained the upper hand and looked in a position to dominate under Ted Turner.

Turner's massive wealth meant he took the approach of poaching the best WWE stars and bringing them over to WCW for some eye-popping salaries. The likes of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Bret Hart, and even Hulk Hogan all made the switch over to WCW at one point or another due to the crazy money they were offered.

Today, we look at 10 WCW superstars who were paid the most amount of money. So, without any further ado, here are the 10 highest paid superstars in WCW:

Please Note: The salaries considered here are between the years of 1996 and 2000 when wrestlers were paid the most in WCW.

#10 Rowdy Roddy Piper – $2.69 million

Rowdy Roddy Piper was a very big deal during his time in the WWE but it seemed like an odd decision for WCW to pay him so much money to jump switch when the man was very clearly past his prime.

Between 1996 and the turn of the millennium, Hot Rod made $2.69 million for being nothing more than a glorified icon of the WWE's past. Not a great investment for WCW, one has to say. 

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