The list came to light again after AJ Styles signed a new WWE contract recently, with the news breaking about that just last week.
Reports noted that Styles’ new deal is worth around $3million per year, leading many to question how that compared to the rest of the WWE roster.
And now, thanks to The Mirror, we should be able to tell you that.
The report says that WWE Champion Brock Lesnar is the highest-paid WWE Superstar at the moment, with a base salary of $12million.
Lesnar’s WrestleMania 38 opponent Roman Reigns sits as the third highest-paid star, with a salary of $5million each year.
Sitting in second is John Cena’s, with the wrestler turned actor bringing in around $8.5 million each year, at least if The Mirror is to be believed.
Unsurprisingly, it’s Ronda Rousey who is listed as the highest-paid female star, bringing in around $1.2 million per year, roughly $300,000 less than Dolph Ziggler, for comparison.
However, Becky Lynch isn’t too far off that figure, with The Mirror reporting that the Raw Women’s Champion’s current deal sees her net around $1million 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 million
- Kevin Owens $3 million
- Seth Rollins $3 million
- Goldberg $3 million
- The Undertaker $2.5 million (Retired)
- The Miz $2.5 million
- Dolph Ziggler $1.5 million
- Ronda Rousey $1.2 million
- Sheamus $1 million
- Becky Lynch $1 million
- Jinder Mahal $900,000
- Kane $900,000
The list from The Mirror was published in August 2021, but has been updated for the likes of AJ Styles and Kevin Owens who have signed new deals since then.
It’s important to note that there’s no way to know for sure if this list is 100% accurate, but recent reports from the likes of Dave Meltzer, which you can read by clicking here, suggest that it is.