John Cena is the most popular and also the highest paid WWE wrestler. Some other famous wrestlers with high salaries are The Undertaker, The Rock, Triple H, The Great Khali. Most of the wrestlers related with this organization are bound by long term contracts. They are judged based on their experience and capabilities. The contracts of wrestlers in the WWE might range from 1 year to 10 years. There are numerous income factors such as annual salary, traveling allowances, and bonuses that are offered to these wrestlers. The company pays each of its members differently which ranges from the management to the wrestlers.
What is Income of WWE Executives:
Vince McMahon ( CEO ) Salary In 2014 – $1,184,500
George Barrios (Financial and Strategic Officer) – $800,000
Kevin Dunn (Producer) – $800,000
Michael Luisi (WWE Studios President ) – $700,000
Paul “Triple H” Levesque (vice president live events, talent) – $550,000 + $1,000,000 in yearly contract. There is the additional fee for his match appearances.
WWE Wrestlers Contracts & Basic Salary:
A professional wrestler who signs up a contract with the WWE is offered a basic salary which is further added with bonuses. There is also merchandise share which is considered. There are PPV events which are considered as a good medium to earn extra income. Wrestlers such as John Cena get extra revenue through these matches. This amount is never revealed. John Cena is indeed the highest paid wrestler in the WWE at present. The Rock also makes huge income for his PPV appearances in a single year.