Many of us, at some point in our lives, have dreamed of joining the WWE. It was mainly due to the testosterone boosting environment and having a big fan following. Many of us would have actually taken the step forward if we knew how much being a WWE superstar paid.
Just like with other mainstream sports, the craze amongst the WWE fans doesn’t seem to drop. The writers at WWE seem to be doing a great job keeping the fans interested and engaged. It is no secret WWE is scripted but this doesn’t bother the fans following their favorite superstar rivalries.
WWE has developed a cult amongst its fans which many other wrestling companies like TNA, Ring of Honor etc. weren’t successful at. Folks at WWE don’t shy away from poaching successful wrestlers from their competing companies.
WWE To Kill Its Competition
There are argument WWE will have no competition by the end of 2020 and there could be some truth behind it. The fact you’re reading this article could mean WWE is your choice of entertainment wrestling.
WWE has a lucrative salary model. The salaries of the wrestlers depend on the number of fights and their performance in them. WWE also gives out performance based bonuses which can sometimes add up to big numbers.
On top of all this, they give the wrestlers a share in the merchandise sales. Well, the wrestlers deserve it since the merchandise sell because of the hard work an athlete puts in to establish a personal brand.
As you would expect, every star does not earn big sums. Just like with any other corporate setting, you work your way to the top at WWE. Without any further ado, these are the highest paid WWE wrestlers in 2017, according to Forbes: