Professional wrestling is a much different business than any other one you’ll find out there.
Whereas most jobs have hourly wages or salaries and a company’s workers are called employees, wrestlers are independent contractors whose earnings range from below the poverty line to the multi-millions.
Wrestlers generally pay for their own travel expenses—not to mention medical insurance as well—which means that it’s hard for those who aren’t at the top of the business to make a good living.
So, when taking all that into consideration, just how much should the WWE’s top wrestlers make?
Of course, we’ll probably never know how much money our favorite WWE superstars actually earn, because an accurate list of wrestler salaries is wrestling’s Big Foot.
But let’s assume the top 20 WWE stars get one lump sum per year and debate what that paycheck should say.