Feb 16, 18, 01:34 PM #1
WWE Highest Paid Wrestlers of 2017According to Forbes:
1. Brock Lesnar - $12 million
2. John Cena - $8 million
3. Triple H - $3.8 million
4. Roman Reigns - $3.5 million
5. Dean Ambrose - $2.7 million
6. A.J. Styles - $2.4 million
7. Shane McMahon - $2.2 million
8. The Undertaker - $2 million
8. Seth Rollins - $2 million
10. Randy Orton - $1.9 million
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Feb 16, 18, 01:36 PM #2Half of this list are part-timers and half are full-timers. If you consider Randy Orton full-time, that is.
Feb 16, 18, 01:39 PM #3For the company to invest $20 million last year in Lesnar & Cena just goes to show how big they are as draws, whether I like them or not.
For what it's worth, Lesnar's current contract is set to expire shortly after Wrestlemania.
Feb 16, 18, 01:40 PM #4
Paying Lesnar that much for that little? I would definitely drop him off the roster. Oh, and I can't stand part time wrestlers.
As a wrestler, I would definitely dump Triple H too, that is a joke.
I know Cena gets huge reactions but that is way too much for another sort of part time wrestler.
Comparatively speaking, Seth Rollins is grossly underpaid.
Feb 16, 18, 01:44 PM #5Additionally, WWE just set an all-time record for revenue last year, right at $800 million. The company's TV contract with USA/NBC Universal expires in 2019, but Vince McMahon is hoping to get a new deal this summer.
I recently read that Fox has come up as a serious bidder, reportedly offering $250 million a year just for the TV rights to Monday Night Raw alone. USA/NBC Universal paid WWE $180 million in 2017 for both Raw & Smackdown.
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Feb 16, 18, 01:46 PM #7
Totally agree on Seth Rollins being underpaid. I really want him back in the Main Event picture.
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Feb 16, 18, 02:03 PM #11
I am tired of Brock and Paul showing up every so often to pontificate with maybe, just maybe, Brock bolting into action for 30 seconds.
Additionally, the Goldberg disaster further ruined the part time nature of Lesnar for me.
It is either full time or I want him out.
Feb 16, 18, 02:25 PM #12
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Feb 16, 18, 02:48 PM #14I wonder if those totals also include merchandise sales. I love Brock, wish he was around more. He is a huge draw so he must be making them a lot of money to justify being paid that much.
I read the same thing about FOX possibly making a run at WWE. The story was Raw would be on FOX and Smackdown on FS1. Raw would go back to a two hour show to accommodate the 10 o'clock news.
Feb 16, 18, 03:03 PM #15I haven't really watched in probably 10 years, so maybe it's changed, but I wonder if they'd have to change some of the schtik if it were on Fox. I always remember the WWE pushing the envelope for cable TV back in the day, would being on local TV force a more "family-friendly" product?