Wrestling is one of the most popular, attractive, and intriguing TV shows that millions worldwide watch. WWE’s popularity has been unstoppable since it began airing on television, thanks to its professional wrestlers, who have made it highly enticing. In exchange, the business pays these pro wrestlers a large wage. The top ten highest-paid wrestlers in the world are listed below.
10. Braun Strowman
Adam Scherr is a former strongman and professional wrestler from the United States. He is most known for his tenure as Braun Strowman in WWE.
He is a two-time Raw Tag Team Champion, a one-time Universal Champion, and a one-time Intercontinental Champion in WWE. With a yearly income of roughly $1.2 million in 2022, Strowman established himself as one of the highest-paid wrestlers.
9. Dolph Zigler
Nicholas Theodore Nemeth is a pro wrestler and stand-up comedian from the United States. He is now contracted to WWE, where he competes under the ring name Dolph Ziggler on the SmackDown brand. In all, Zigler has held 14 championships in WWE.
He’s also the only survivor of two Survivor Series elimination bouts, the 2012 Money in the Bank winner, and has headlined several WWE pay-per-view events. With an annual income of about $1.5 million, Dolph Ziggler will succeed as one of the highest-paid wrestlers in 2022.
8. Kevin Owens
The Canadian professional wrestler Kevin Yanick Steen competes under the ring name Kevin Owens on the WWE’s SmackDown brand.
At the age of 16, Steen started his career in 2000. Owens has won the Universal Championship, the Intercontinental Championship twice, and the United States Championship three times in WWE. Kevin Owens is currently ranked eighth among the top ten highest-paid wrestlers in 2022, earning $2 million yearly on a WWE contract.
7. Seth Rollins
One of the highest-paid pro wrestlers, Colby Lopez is from the United States. He is now contracted to WWE, where he competes under the ring name Seth Rollins on the SmackDown brand. “The Architect” and “The Kingslayer” are two of his nicknames.
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Universal Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship, and the WWE United States Championship have all been won by Rollins. WWE pays Rollins more than $2 million per year. This total figure includes PPV appearance fees and royalties from product sales, making him one of the highest-paid wrestlers in the year 2022.
6. The Miz
The American pro wrestler, Michael Gregory Mizanin, is known by the ring name The Miz and competes on the Raw brand. He has 20 overall WWE championships after winning two times the WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Championship eight times, the United States Championship twice, the World Tag Team Championship twice, the Raw Tag Team Championship four times, and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship twice.
Miz is ranked sixth among the top ten highest-paid WWE wrestlers in 2022, earning $2.5 million yearly on a WWE contract.
5. AJ Styles
Allen Neal Jones, best known by his ring name as AJ Styles, is an American professional wrestler presently contracted to WWE, where he appears on the Raw brand and is one half of the current Raw Tag Team Champions alongside Olmos. They are currently in their first reign.
A.J. also won the US Championship three times, the Intercontinental Championship, and the Raw Tag Team Championship. A.J. Styles’ pay in 2022 is expected to be around $3.6 million, making him one of the top-paid WWE stars.
4. Randy Orton
Randy Orton, the youngest WWE World Champion in history and one of the best professional wrestlers of all time, is another of 2021’s highest-paid wrestlers.
According to reports, Orton is said to be paid about $4.5 million yearly. Orton’s rivalry with WWE wrestler John Cena is widely regarded as one of the most persistent and furious in WWE history.
Orton has ten times held the WWE Championship and four times held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
3. Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns is a professional Samoan-American wrestler. He is now contracted to WWE on the SmackDown brand, where he is the current WWE Universal Champion in his second reign. Reigns have won the WWE Championship three times and the WWE Universal Championship twice in his career.
He is a former WWE United States Champion, WWE Intercontinental Champion, and the 2015 Royal Rumble winner. Roman Reigns is expected to earn about $5 million per year in 2022, making him one of the highest-paid wrestlers in WWE.
2. John Cena
John Cena is the most popular and favorite WWE wrestler among children worldwide. Cena, whose real name is John Felix Anthony Cena, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television host, and former rapper who is now signed to the WWE.
He is widely considered one of the best professional wrestlers of all time, and he shares the record for most world title reigns with Ric Flair. John Cena is a 13-time WWE Champion, three-time World Heavyweight Champion, and three-time WWE United States Champion (5 times).
He also won the Royal Rumble and the Slammy Awards (10 times). Cena is one of WWE’s highest-paid wrestlers, earning about $8.5 million yearly.
1. Brock Lesnar
Brock Edward Lesnar is a professional American-Canadian wrestler, retired martial artist, an ex-amateur football player, and a well-known wrestler from his period in WWE, UFC.
Lesnar has won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the UFC Heavyweight Championship, the NCAA Division I Championship, and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. In professional wrestling, he is a five-time world champion.
With an annual salary of about $12 million, Brock Lesnar is the highest-paid WWE performer in 2022. He is currently the most powerful and well-known WWE wrestler in the world.
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