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Does WWE care more about money or its fans?

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To any WWE fan, the amount Vince McMahon earns may not be something which is often thought about as it does not necessarily affect the company's programming.

A look at the latest statistics regarding what the majority owner is on course to be pocketing by the end of this year, however, may prompt fans to take more of an interest in these figures.

With 2015 having been a year of much controversy and criticism within the WWE Universe in relation to repetitive angles and mundane story lines, it is not out the question for fans to be expecting more from the company.

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After all, if the head of the business is, as What Culture has reported, set to earn over a staggering $20 million over the next year, surely there should be fewer things produced by WWE, which anger fans every week.

Overall, it seems that there is a huge gap between Vince's earnings and the reality of what is a key element in making WWE as successful as it is; the WWE Universe.

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If fans are expected to read about McMahon earning over $20 million in a year, but are witnessing story lines and angles of a much poorer standard to some years ago, there will soon be very few WWE followers at all.

Ultimately, aside from a poll on WWE.com every so often, or a Twitter interaction segment on a pay-per-view pre-show, WWE is out of touch with its fans entirely.

The company does not often engage with its followers directly and thus find out what it is they want from the company, which given the money fans put into WWE too, is simply not acceptable.

Other employees

Vince is not the only member of the McMahon family to receive what will be seen as an eye-watering figure to many WWE fans.

As What Culture also revealed, WWE released a statement which expressed that Shane McMahon will receive at least $120,000 for his part in returning to the company, as well as facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32. 

As well as this, the statement also explained how the likes of other WWE big names such as Triple H, received $3.1 million last year as his salary.

Whilst it is worthwhile for WWE to provide an exact breakdown of their Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement for their fans to see, it still does not prove that the fans are getting the most they can out of the company.

Instead, it seems that producing this report all but confirms the idea that those in charge of the company are coming out on top year after year money-wise, even if this is not pleasing for members of the WWE Universe.

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