The wacky world of professional wrestling is not for everyone. But it has developed an intense following akin to fans of any other sport or team.
Over the past few decades, pro wrestling has gone mainstream and is no longer confined to high school auditoriums (though shows still take place there) as WWE has packed 80,000-plus fans into places like AT&T Stadium in Dallas and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
WWE is at the top of the food chain for wrestling promotions after devouring its competition (WCW and ECW). Many often wonder how much the top performers in the top promotion in the world make, and you may be surprised at how much they get.
While the highest-paid wrestlers in the world are nowhere near the highest-paid NFL/NBA/MLB players, they are on par with the NHL’s best. For example, Brock Lesnar is WWE’s highest-paid performer, and he makes $10 million in 2020, putting him among the top 10 NHL salaries.
For this list, we look at what wrestlers have made in a lifetime. That amount includes endorsements and other ventures, since wrestling is what led to those other sources of revenue — and it’s not like they are giving the money back.
The figures are courtesy of Celebrity Net Worth, and the list includes only wrestlers, not owners (Vince McMahon and all other McMahons) or those with one-off matches (Floyd Mayweather, David Arquette, etc.).
Time to find out just how much getting a chair shot to the head is worth.