The pay-grade in WWE is very contrasting depending on your place in the company.
Last week, it was revealed that long-time TNA veteran 'Cowboy' James Storm had rejected a chance to join the WWE/NXT to make a return to TNA, after he was offered just $100,000-a-year by Triple H and co, compared to the $250,000 +merchandise sales that Dixie Carter was willing to pay.
And at the other end of the scale entirely, it has been revealed that John Cena is currently raking in the cash with his whopping $10million salary.
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A fan asked Dave Meltzer on Twitter if Brock Lesnar was the top-paid star, and the Wrestling Observer writer replied saying “No, John Cena is.”
Meltzer then went over on to the f4wonline board, where he mentioned that the Massachusetts superstar was earning close to $10 million per year.
The leader of the 'Cenation' is on more than Lesnar for the simple fact that he works a hell of a lot more shows, and sells an insane amount of merchandise - from which he obviously gets a very nice cut. Cena is always among the WWE's top sellers.
That huge appeal is why Big Match John will keep on getting big matches. Pay-per-views that he main events, and television tapings that he stars on, are always the highest rated and best-selling shows on the WWE calendar.
It's also why his current injury and projected six-month layoff is a huge blow to the company.
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