Hey friends, today we are going to have a look upon the list of the top 10 Highest Paid WWE Superstars in the World. WWE aka World Wrestling Entertainment is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company that deals primarily in professional wrestling.
WWE shows are not legitimate contests, but purely entertainment-based, featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and choreographed matches, though they often include moves that can put performers at risk of injury if not performed correctly.
So, let’s start the countdown upto “The Highest Paid WWE Superstar in the World among the other TOP 10 “. So here we go…
#10 : Dean Ambrose : (Annual earnings : $1.1 Millions)
Ambrose’s real name is Jonathan Good. Jon was born on December 7, 1985. He is an American professional wrestler and actor, signed to WWE under the ring name Dean Ambrose. In WWE, he is a one-time Intercontinental Champion and a one-time United States Champion, with his 351-day United States Championship reign being the third-longest in history and a company record within WWE (who acquired the title in 2001).
Dean Ambrose makes over $1 million considering how little the company has done with him as a singles act since “The Shield” was broken up, he has made something much considerable. According to forbes, his estimated annual earnings is around $1.1 millions.
#9 : Kane : (Annual earnings : $1.3 Millions)
Kane’s real name is Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler, insurer and actor. He works for WWE, and is best known by his ring name Kane. Jacobs began his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992.
He wrestled in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) before joining the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1995. Jacobs played various characters until 1997, when he was repackaged as Kane, the monstrous and/or demonic younger brother of The Undertaker, with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction. According to forbes, his estimated annual earnings are around $1.3 millions.
#8 : Big Show : (Annual earnings : $1.5 Millions)
Big Show’s real name is Paul Wight Jr. He was born on February 8, 1972. He is also an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name Big Show. He is signed to WWE, where he has performed since 1999. He began his career in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was known by the ring name The Giant.
Known for his great height, in 2014 he was described as the tenth tallest professional wrestler in history. Wight has been a world heavyweight champion seven times and is the only person to have held the ECW, WWE (both) and WCW world heavyweight championships. According to forbes, his estimated annual earnings are estimated around $1.5 millions.
#7 : Undertaker : (Annual earnings : $2 Millions)
Undertaker’s real name is Mark William Calaway. He was born on March 24, 1965. He is better known by his ring name The Undertaker. He is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he has worked since 1990, making him the company’s longest tenured in-ring performer. Calaway began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in 1984.
After wrestling for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as “Mean” Mark Callous from 1989 to 1990, he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1990. Calaway made his debut in 1984 for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) under the ring name Texas Red. According to forbes, his estimated annual earnings are almost $2 millions.
#6 : Roman Reigns : (Annual earnings : $2.1 Millions)
Reigns’s real name is Joe Anoa’i. He was born on May 25, 1985. He is an American professional wrestler, former professional Canadian football player, and a member of the Anoaʻi family. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Roman Reigns, and he is the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion in his third reign.
After playing collegiate football for Georgia Tech, Anoaʻi started his professional football career with brief off-season stints with the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) in 2007. He then played a full season for the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos in 2008 before his release and retirement from football. According to forbes, his estimated annual earnings is $2.1 millions.
#5 : Seth Rollins : (Annual earnings : $2.4 Millions)
Rollins’s real name is Colby Lopez. He was born on May 28, 1986. He is an American professional wrestler and actor who is signed to WWE under the ring name Seth Rollins but is currently on hiatus due to injury. After signing with WWE in 2010, he was sent to its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) where he was the first FCW Grand Slam Champion.
After WWE rebranded FCW into NXT, he became the inaugural NXT Champion. Rollins debuted on WWE’s main roster in 2012 alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns as The Shield. Rollins is a one-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time United States Champion (the only wrestler to have held both titles concurrently), a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Reigns), and was the 2014 Money in the Bank winner, as well as the 2015 Superstar of the Year. According to forbes, his estimated annual earnings is $2.4 millions.
#4 : Randy Orton : (Annual earnings : $2.7 Millions)
Randal Keith aka “Randy” Orton was born on April 1, 1980. He is an American professional wrestler and actor who is signed with WWE, but is currently on hiatus due to injury. He is a 12-time world champion, having held the WWE Championship/WWE World Heavyweight Championship eight times and the World Heavyweight Championship four times, and was the final holder of the World Heavyweight Championship. Orton is a third-generation professional wrestler; his grandfather Bob Orton, Sr., his father “Cowboy” Bob Orton, and his uncle Barry Orton all competed in the professional wrestling business. According to forbes, his estimated annual earnings is about $2.7 millions.
#3 : Triple H : (Annual earnings : $2.8 Millions)
Triple H’s real name is Paul Michael Levesque, born on July 27, 1969 better known by his ring name Triple H (an abbreviation of the name Hunter Hearst Helmsley), is an American professional wrestler, corporate executive, and actor.
He is the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, & Creative of WWE, Creator of WWE NXT and the founder and senior producer of NXT. He is married into the McMahon family, which maintains majority ownership of WWE. In addition to his corporate role, Levesque makes regular appearances on WWE television as an authority figure and wrestler. According to forbes, his estimated annual earnings are around $2.8 millions.
#2 : Brock Lesnar : (Annual earnings : $6 Millions)
Brock’s full name is Brock Edward Lesnar, born on July 12, 1977. He is an American part-time professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist, who is currently signed to WWE.
Lesnar is a four-time WWE (World Heavyweight) Champion, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and an NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, the only person to have won a WWE championship, UFC championship, and NCAA championship in a career. He is also a one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, making him a five-time world champion in professional wrestling. According to forbes, his annual earnings are around $6 millions.
So here we have finally come to meet the Highest paid WWE Superstar among the Top 10 as of 2016
#1 : John Cena : (Annual earnings : $9.5 Millions)
John full name is John Felix Anthony Cena, born on April 23, 1977. He is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor and reality television show host signed to WWE. Cena has been credited by WWE as the public face of that organization, and has served as its franchise player since 2005. Cena has the fourth-highest number of combined days as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, behind Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, and Hulk Hogan.
He has also headlined WWE’s flagship event, WrestleMania, on five different occasions (WrestleManias 22, 23, XXVII, XXVIII, and 29) over the course of his career. According to forbes, his annual earnings are around $9.5 millions. Cena made his WWE television debut on the June 27, 2002 episode of SmackDown! by answering an open challenge by Kurt Angle. After declaring that he possessed “ruthless aggression”, Cena gave Angle a hard fight and only lost by a pinning combination. After the match, Cena was congratulated by The Undertaker, Rikishi, Faarooq and Billy Kidman.
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