Dean Ambrose is one of the most beloved wrestlers in the WWE today. Ambrose currently performs on Tuesday Nights for Smackdown Live.
Dean Ambrose has plied his trade in the WWE for the past 5 years. Due to his soaring popularity and rise in the WWE over the past 3 years, Ambrose finds himself comfortably seated as one of the top 10 earners in the WWE.
According to the latest estimates by Forbes, Dean Ambrose’s total annual earnings from his WWE contract exceed over $1m.
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Salaries of the WWE Superstars broadly comprise of two major components – basic salary and bonuses. Basic pay or downside guarantees are, more or less, related to the longevity of the performers. Bonuses are dependent on several factors such as non-wrestling appearances, merchandise, non-televised/house show appearances etc.
Superstars also receive a percentage of the revenue generated from merchandise sales.
Dean Ambrose’s basic salary is somewhere around $850,000-$900,000, which is double of what he earned two years back. In the next year or two, his base pay is set to improve beyond $950,000, which indicates more than 15% increase.
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The Lunatic Fringe is also one of the top merchandise sellers in the company and receives a sizeable chunk from the merchandise income. Paychecks of the Superstars are also directly related to their placement on the card of the house shows, television shows and pay-per-views.
Ambrose has performed in almost every slot on the card, right from the opening match to closing out the show. Over the past few months, Ambrose has constantly been featured in the main event spots on the blue brand and his pay reflects his position.
Dean Ambrose is one of the highest earners amongst younger crop of WWE Superstars and is only behind his former Shield stable-mates Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.
The only one’s ahead of him, apart his Shield brothers, are the veterans of the company such as John Cena, Randy Orton and Triple H and part-timers such as Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. This clearly shows that The Lunatic Fringe has come a long way.
Ambrose’s continued success and fame since his arrival in the WWE has resulted in a tremendous increase in his overall worth.
According to The Richest, Dean Ambrose’s net worth is close to $6.1 Million. This number is a far cry from what he was valued at before 2011, wrestling for various promotions on the independent circuit. There has been an approximately 200% increase in his net worth from 2009-10 to 2016.
Dean Ambrose net worth – $6.1 million
Dean Ambrose was born on December 7th, 1985 as Jonathan Good in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ambrose went through a tough childhood, where he grew up in a public housing in an area that had torn and dilapidated buildings. According to him, every single day of his life was a struggle and he had to learn how to care of himself.
Fortunately for him, he found an escape from such a torrid life through professional wrestling. Ambrose lists Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and Paul Heyman as his inspirations growing up. Ambrose later decided to drop out of high school to pursue a career in professional wrestling.
After initially selling popcorns and helping the ring crew, Dean Ambrose made his professional wrestling debut in 2004 for Heartland Wrestling Association, under the ring name Jon Moxley. Ambrose spent 6 years with the HWA, winning the promotion’s World Heavyweight Championship and Tag Team Championship several times.
Ambrose wrestled in Insane Pro Wrestling, winning its top title twice. He also had brief and smaller stints some other promotions on the independent circuit such as Dragon Gate USA, Evolve, Full Impact Pro, Ring of Honor and Jersey All Pro Wrestling.
However, his most notable non-WWE work is considered to be in Combat Zone Wrestling. Before he joined the WWE, Ambrose was notorious for his participation in some incredibly violent matches for CZW, including one where his head was made to look like it had been cut by a chainsaw
After toiling in the smaller promotions, Ambrose was finally signed by the WWE in April 2011. He had previously wrestled some dark matches for the company back in 2006.
Immediately after signing, Ambrose joined Florida Championship Wrestling, which was WWE’s developmental territory at the time. During his stint in FCW, he was involved in some critically acclaimed matches with future Shield member, Seth Rollins. He also started working live event matches for the WWE in this period.
Dean Ambrose made his WWE main roster debut at Survivor Series 2012, interfering in the Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship between CM Punk, Ryback and John Cena, alongside Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
The trio, dubbed as The Shield, wrecked havoc in the WWE for the next few months and established themselves as one of the most dominant and successful groups in WWE history.
After The Shield disbanded, Dean Ambrose became one of the biggest babyfaces in the company. Ambrose won his first WWE title, the United States Championship in 2013. He went on to have a record-setting 351-day reign with it.
Ambrose is also a former Intercontinental Champion. Money in the Bank 2016 was, arguably, the greatest night of his career. Ambrose not only won the Money in the Bank briefcase but also cashed in later in the night to win his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Dean Ambrose is currently in a relationship with WWE announcer, Renee Young. However, contrary to belief, Dean Ambrose is not married to Renee Young. He has also starred in the WWE Studios film – 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown
Here is how the net worth of Dean Ambrose compares with some of the other wrestlers.
Seth Rollins net worth$3 millionKevin Owens net worth$6 millionRoman Reigns net worth $5.5 millionJohn Cena net worth$35 millionBray Wyatt net worth$0.85 million
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