Wrestling is the world’s oldest combat sports and during the Middle Ages wrestlers were known for having patronage from Royal families. Even today wrestling is quiet popular and with fame, the sports have brought tons of money into business. Here we are going to discuss about the top 10 richest WWE wrestlers:
10. Mick Foley
Net worth: $15 Million
Michael Francis Mick Foley Sr. is an American professional wrestler. Like fellow wrestler Terry Funk, he is often called “The Hardcore Legend”. He began training while studying in college and made his debut in the ring in 1983. Foley was once involved in WCW’s most brutal matches of all time where when he realised he was in danger of a potential brain damage or even death, he tore two third of his ear. Foley is an eleven -time world tag team champion, one-time TNA Legends Champion, four-time world champion and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion.
9. The Undertaker
Net worth: $16 Million
At number 8 in our list of richest WWE wrestlers of all time is Mark William Calaway is a professional wrestler well-known by his ring name The Undertaker. WWE’s longest-tenured in-ring performer, Undertaker has been wrestling for WWE since 1990. In 1984 he debuted in professional wrestling with with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). The Undertaker is an eight-time world champion, three times World Heavyweight Championship, one time USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship, four times WWF/E Championship winner among other accolades. Highly regarded by fellow veteran WWE wrestlers and fans, The Undertaker is known for his gimmick is a horror-themed portrayal of self which has won him the best gimmick award by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Net worth: $17 Million
Michael Shawn Hickenbottom is a professional wrestler who is best known by his ring name Shawn Michaels. From 1989 to 2010, Michaels headlined major pay-per-view in WWE. He has won the world championship four times and the Royal Rumble two times. He is also WWE’s first Grand Slam Champion. IGN has named Shawn Michaels as the greatest wrestler in history. Outside of wrestling, he is a television presenter and professional wrestling personality. He was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
Net worth: $18 Million
Better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, Christopher Keith Irvine is a professional wrestler signed to WWE. Dubbed as “The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla”, Jericho’s greatest accomplishment has been winning the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). In 2001, he defeated The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night becoming a superstar in the world of wrestling. Jericho is a six-time world champion. Besides being a wrestler, Jericho is a singer and has brought out a number of albums consisting of cover songs and original music.
Net worth: $20 Million
Number 4 position for highest paid WWE wrestlers is capitivated by Paul Donald Wight Jr. who is a popular American wrestler known mainly by his ring name Big Show. He began his career in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and in 1999 signed with the WWE. Big Show holds a record for being the only wrestler in the world who has held all the ECW, World, WWF/E, and WCW World Heavyweight Championships. He is an eleven-time world tag team champion and the 13th Grand Slam winner in the history of WWE. Big Show has made appearances in films and television series.
Net worth: $20 Million
Kurt Steven Angle became an amateur wrestler while he was studying in the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He was fairly successful at it, winning the Heavyweight Wrestling Champion National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I two times. In the 1995 World Wrestling Championships, Angle won gold for freestyle wrestling. In 2006, Angle was hailed as one of the 15 greatest college wrestlers. He debuted in professional wrestling in the year 1998. Since then he has won many awards, accolades and titles. In 2010, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter hailed him as the greatest wrestler of the decade and in 2013, Angle was inducted in the TNA Hall of Fame.
Net worth: $25 million
Paul Michael Levesque is a professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Triple H which is actually an abbreviation for Hunter Hearst Helmsley. After graduating high school in 1987 Levesque began participating in bodybuilding contests. In a period of 10 years Triple H has won both the 1997 King of the Ring tournament and the 2002 Royal Rumble. He was won 13 world championships. Besides being a fascinating wrestler, Triple H has made guest appearances in several films and television shows and is currently the Executive Vice President WWE.
Net worth: $35 million
John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler and richest WWE superstar. Since 2005 as a franchise player Cena has been the face of WWE. Cena debuted as a pro professional wrestler in the year 1999. Cena is a 15 times World Champion and 12 times WWE (World Heavyweight) Champion. He is also a five times WWE United States Champion, three times World Heavyweight Champion, four times world tag team champion, Money in the Bank ladder match winner and two times Royal Rumble winner. Cena was awarded Superstar of the Year Slammy Award three times in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
2. Steve Austin
Net worth: $45 million
Steve Austin is best known by his ring name “Stone Cold”. A former professional wrestler, Austin enjoyed popularity in the late 1990s wrestling in the WWE. Austin has wrestled in pay-per-view events for the WWF. The period is also called Attitude Era. In the 1990s and 2000s he was the “poster boy” for the WWE business. Austin is a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, four-time WWF Tag Team Champion, and a six-time WWF Champion. He has also won the Royal Rumbles once and the King of the Ring three times thrice. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
1. The Rock
Net worth: $125
Dwayne Douglas Johnson is famously by his ring name ‘The Rock’. He was a popular professional wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/E). Between 1996 to 2004 Rock was one of the most significant and wealthiest wrestlers in the world. He has won six Triple Crown Champion, ten world champion, the 2000 Royal Rumble, two WCW/World Championship, five WWF/E Championship, five WWF Tag Team Championship and two Intercontinental Championship. His autobiography, ‘The Rock Says…’ published in 2000 became a New York Times Best Seller. He quit wrestling and became an actor for a while but returned for part-time wrestling from 2011 to 2013.