Top 10 highest earning WWE superstars of 2015
WWE superstars by default are assumed to be rich.
WWE superstars, by default, are assumed to be rich. This assumption, however, does not hold for the entire class of professional wrestlers as it is the star power that determines who get a fat paycheck and who gets a slim one. Despite this separation, WWE does pay their wrestlers a lot of money when compared to the other promotions out there.
One of the major reasons for this is the monopoly that Vince McMahon has when it comes to the professional wrestling business.
There are companies like Ring of Honor, TNA and New Japan Pro Wrestling, but none of them matches the brand power or international appeal of the WWE. Being the highest earner in such a company obviously puts you on top of the food chain.
So here is a look at those superstars who get some of the fattest paychecks in the wrestling world.
Dolph Ziggler - $900,000
Even though WWE might not be giving him the push that he deserves, they are certainly paying him properly. Ziggler takes away a solid amount of $900,000 per year from the WWE and apart from this; the company also pays for his travel and accommodations.
The WWE fans have always seen Ziggler as one of the hardest working superstars in the. If given a proper push, Ziggler could go on to improve his star power in the future as well which in turn would earn WWE some money. Till then, Ziggler fans could be happy that their favorite superstar is paid the amount that he thoroughly deserves.
Rey Mysterio - $985,000
Rey Mysterio might have left WWE a few months ago, but he was among the highest paid superstars in the roster. Rey earned an amount of $985,000 per year throughout his WWE contract and also had his accommodation and travel costs covered.
Considering that Rey almost sat out a year due to his injury, the contract was more than profitable for him. The reasons for Rey’s decision to leave the company might still be a lot misleading but at the end of the day, he did earn a lot from the company. Rey now takes up independent bookings and charges a good amount for his appearances.