The list of the top ten richest wrestling superstars has been released based on their salary up to 2013 and it comes as no surprise that The Rock tops the list.
1. The Rock: Dwayne Johnson not only returned to WWE and main-evented Wrestlemania alongside John Cena but he also starred in five blockbuster movies. Fast and furious 6, G.I.Joe: Retaliation, Snitch, Pain and Gain and Empire State were big hits at the box office last year and would have added to The Rock's salary of $70m.
2. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin: The Rock's long time rival is beaten to the punch by him again after a less eventful 2013 for the superstar, Stone Cold did start his own weekly podcast called "The Stone Cold Show" and starred in the comedy sequel Grown Ups 2, which would have helped him towards his $45 million earnings.
3. John Cena: The undisputed face of WWE is third in the list following a roller coaster 2013, which included surgery in the summer. The champ rushed through his rehab to return to the show months earlier than scheduled and even managed to make a few cameo appearances on E! networks Total Divas to allow him to earn $35 million.
4. Triple H: The COO of the WWE is pushed down to fourth after taking a back-seat role and somewhat removing himself from the action inside the ring. Triple H still managed to be at the forefront of WWE story lines and has amassed a sizeable $25m fortune.
5. The Big Show, the worlds largest athlete was involved in a storyline this year that claimed Triple H bought his house due to bankruptcy, but outside the squared circle the giant is reported to have made $20m.
6. Kurt Angle: The former WWE superstar and Olympic gold medalist had been biding his time at TNA. but back in august he was entered into a rehabilitation centre after being caught driving whilst intoxicated. The superstar still managed to find time to make an appearance in The Rock's movie Pain and Gain and a guest appearance on Baal Veer, bringing his earnings to $20m.
7. Chris Jericho: The part-time WWE superstar also tours with his band Fozzy when his is not wrestling and even found time to guest star on Talking Dead and begin hosting his own Robot battle show Robot Combat League, bringing his total wealth to $18m.
8. Shawn Michaels: The retired superstar still regularly appears on WWE TV but staying away from actual combat. Michaels also guest refereed at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view to take his total earnings to $17m.
9. The Undertaker: The deadman of the WWE has been AWOL from WWE TV since the night after Wrestlemania where he defended his streak, and took it to 21-0. Since then he has been "injured", recovering from the triple power-bomb through the announce table at the hands of The Shield, but his earnings are still around $16m.
10. Mick Foley: The man of so many faces Foley, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year and announced his retirement from professional wrestling, but still managed to earn a whopping $15m.
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