Most Wrestlers Not Making Millions

The majority of wrestlers that you see on television make a hefty wage but the majority of them don’t make the wage you think they do. Most would say that these professional athletes make millions but instead the average wage for a wrestler is $500,000. This is still an incredible amount of money, it’s still $41,600 every month which is more than enough to live on.


Some of the more notable wrestlers make up to seven figures. Brock Lesnar, when returning to the WWE a year ago signed on with a $5 million contract for one year. Now that he has committed to the WWE once again it appears that his salary his will $3 Million for three years. Randy Orton on the other hand makes $3.5 Million every year and John Cena makes $5 Million every year. So depending on the level of these stars’ popularity their salary changes rapidly.

The Rock will be making a return appearance for a year to the WWE on his off time as a Hollywood Actor. When he returns there is a base fee, he is the most notable wrestler in history and he can charge whatever he wants. This’ll most likely be his movie fee or slightly above.

The ranges in salary apparently causes tension between wrestlers, often resulting in possibly violence. All these athletes aren’t fighting to win a belt or a title, they are fighting to make as much money as they possibly can within their short career. Eventually the body gives which in turn means so does their career.