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Why it pays to be a part of the WWE industry (literally)

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In 2013, WWE's revenue increased to just over $152million and that was only half way through the calendar year.

With the average annual wage for a top wrestler being $550,000 and the biggest names such as John Cena, Triple H and Sheamus earning around a staggering $1m a year, it comes as no surprise that WWE is such an enormous company.

As well as this huge salary, the talent can expect perks such as first-class flights and five star hotels all included within their job plus medical expenses, all to cushion the blow of being on the road for more than 300 days a year.

Several WWE superstars also go onto work in films or television programmes, and that's aside from any advertising work they get asked to do on top of income from merchandise and video games.

The Rock, or Dwayne Johnson as he is better known in the several movies he has starred in since leaving WWE, managed to top Forbes' list of Top Grossing Actors Of 2013 by earning an impressive $1.3 million for films such as Fast and Furious 6 and Pain & Gain.

WWE is incredibly well-known across the world, being broadcasted across more than 150 countries and appearing on televisions in over 600 million homes.

The company itself deserves an unreserved amount of praise for what it has become since it was first established in 1980. Today it employs just over 600 people, with 110 employees having worked with the company for more than ten years.

It also remains dedicated to a number of charities including supporting the US military and their families and continuing a relationship of around 30 years with the make-A-Wish Foundation. 

The wrestlers get significant bonuses for pay-per-view matches too, meaning the likes of Undertaker and Daniel Bryan will be receiving a five or six-figure sum for their matches at WrestleMania XXX this weekend. 

The WWE lifestyle though, does not come without dedication and a lot of hard work. These stars are on the road and wrestling for almost an entire year, but perhaps the long hours and training time is all worth it for the fame, money and adulation they receive.

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