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5 WWE legends and the biggest paydays of their careers

Danny Hart
EXPERT COLUMNIST
Modified 08 Oct 2020, 20:11 IST
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#4 Chris Jericho (WWE Invasion and WrestleMania events)

It should come as no surprise that WWE Superstars often receive a lot more money for their WrestleMania matches than any other event on the WWE calendar.

Speaking on his Talk Is Jericho podcast in August 2020, Chris Jericho confirmed that his biggest WWE paydays came at WrestleMania.

Excluding WrestleMania events, the nine-time WWE Intercontinental Champion revealed that he received a lot of money for his role in the WWE Invasion pay-per-view in 2001.

Jericho appeared in the main event, which saw The WCW-ECW Coalition (Booker T, Bubba Ray Dudley, Diamond Dallas Page, D-Von Dudley, and Rhyno) defeat Team WWE (Jericho, Kane, Kurt Angle, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and The Undertaker).

“When I got my payoff for that [WWE Invasion], it was the biggest payoff I've ever gotten for a non-WrestleMania ever. From a 10-man tag, I got more money for that than anything else besides a couple WrestleManias.” [H/T Wrestling Inc.]

While Jericho did not reveal exactly how much he made from WWE Invasion or any of his WrestleMania events, he mentioned at an Inside The Ropes live show that he earned the same amount of money for his WrestleMania 29 match against Fandango as he did one year earlier against CM Punk.

“When I got my paycheck for WrestleMania 29, it was the exact same amount that I got for WrestleMania 28, which was a main event title match, and that was a huge payoff. Vince gave me another huge payoff for doing a good job with Fandango.”

Jericho has been very open about the fact that he did not want to face Fandango at WrestleMania 29.

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Published 08 Oct 2020, 20:11 IST
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