That’s $3.5 million more than the second-highest-paid WWE Superstar, as according to The Mirror, John Cena brings in around $8.5 million per year for his base salary.
The first full-time WWE Superstar on the list is Roman Reigns, with The Mirror claiming that the Universal Champion pockets a base salary of $5 million per year.
The list then continues with Randy Orton, AJ Styles and Seth Rollins earning base salaries, according to The Mirror, of $4.5 million, $3.5 million and $3 million respectively.
Goldberg is also featured on the list, with the WWE Hall of Famer who wrestled three matches for WWE in 2021 earning a base salary of $3 million.
The Undertaker is still believed to be under WWE contract, despite retiring from in-ring competition at Survivor Series 2020, and reportedly brings home $2.5 million per year.
Below is a complete list of the 16 highest-paid WWE Superstars according to The Mirror, as well as how much they are reportedly earning from their base salary
- Brock Lesnar $12 million
- John Cena $8.5 million
- Roman Reigns $5 million
- Randy Orton $4.5 million
- AJ Styles $3.5 million
- Seth Rollins $3 million
- Goldberg $3 million
- The Undertaker $2.5 million (Retired)
- The Miz $2.5 million
- Kevin Owens $2 million
- Dolph Ziggler $1.5 million
- Sheamus $1 million
- Jeff Hardy $1 million
- Jinder Mahal $900,000
- Kane $900,000
- Samoa Joe $800,000
The list from The Mirror was published in August 2021, so Samoa Joe’s figure of $800,000 will presumably be for his new contract, as opposed to the one before his release in April 2021.