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    How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    I've been wondering about this for years now. I know how much guys like Rock and Hogan make, but what about guys like John Cena, Randy Orton, or Kurt Angle. I know that they've all headlined a WrestleMania and there's got to be some big bucks there. Can someone help me out with some info they know?

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    I actually was looking up that last night. I'm not sure if these are all true, but this is what I found.

    They're rounded up/down.

    Ashley Massaro: $131,000
    Batista: $813,000
    Big Show: $1,000,000
    Bob Holly: $217,000
    Booker T: $375,000
    Candice Michelle: $64,000
    Carlito: $319,000
    Chavo Guerrero: $206,000
    Chris Benoit: $488,000
    Chris Masters: $253,000
    Christian - $396,000
    Danny Basham: $130,000
    Doug Basham: $126,000
    Eddie Guerrero: $372,000
    Edge: $704,000
    Eugene: $189,000
    Funaki: $124,000
    Gene Snitsky: $292,000
    Gregory Helms: $277,000
    John Cena: $1,743,000
    John Layfield: $786,000
    Jerry Lawler: $204,000
    Jillian Hall: $52,000
    Joey Mercury: $134,000
    Johnny Nitro: $143,000
    Jonathan Coachman: $175,000
    Kane: $ 851,000)
    Ken Kennedy: $133,000
    Kid Kash: $62,000
    Kurt Angle: $1,023,000
    Lance Cade: $118,000
    Lilian Garcia: $90,000
    Lita: $286,000
    Maria: $41,000
    Mark Henry: $300,000
    Matt Hardy: $322,000
    Matt Striker: $43,000
    Melina: $155,000
    Mickie James: $72,000
    Nunzio: $186,000
    Orlando Jordan: $145,000
    Paul London: $177,000
    Psicosis: $122,000
    Randy Orton: $711,000
    Rene Dupree: $289,000
    Rey Mysterio: $414,000
    Ric Flair: $508,000
    Rob Conway: $186,000
    Rob Van Dam: $220,000
    Rosie: $105,000
    Shawn Michaels: $1,045,000
    Shelton Benjamin: $366,000
    Simon Dean: $132,000
    Stacy Keibler: $178,000
    Steven Richards: $94,000
    Torrie Wilson: $260,000
    Trevor Murdoch: $48,000
    Triple H: $2,013,000
    Trish Stratus: $618,000
    Tyson Tomko: $127,000
    Undertaker: $1,811,000
    Val Venis: $210,000
    Victoria: $275,000
    Viscera: $130,000
    William Regal: $225,000

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    man coach is well over paid for what he does. thats some sweet cash, even for the jobbers!
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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    are these yearly rates?

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Damn undertaker makes close to 2 million dollars for showing up a few times a year

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Trish Stratus: $618,000 thats some good cash if this is over the yearly bases!(370800) not including ads!!
    Johnny Nitro: $143,000
    Melina: $155,000-thats crazi that his girlfriend makes more than he does!

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Hollywood_
    Trish Stratus: $618,000 thats some good cash if this is over the yearly bases!(370800) not including ads!!
    Johnny Nitro: $143,000
    Melina: $155,000-thats crazi that his girlfriend makes more than he does!

    Well with nitro being from Tough Enough, he is lucky to even have a job.
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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Quote Originally Posted by The 7th Number
    Well with nitro being from Tough Enough, he is lucky to even have a job.
    Exactly !!! LOL I would wrestle for $50,000 yearly, I wouldn't care

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Wow Trevor Murdoch is the lowest and its still pretty decent. 40,000 is awesome lol, I gotta go to OVW soon, these guys are making some dollars.

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    yhea man u see hoe much that face cena made that a crap load of money and HBK makes less then him i dont belive those numbers HHH is the highest paid on lidt
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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Steve Austin made over $6 Million in 1999.'

    They are yearly.

    Some new wrestlers will wrestle for free.. just to get started with the fans, showing their own skills hoping for a WWE contract.

    Superstar wrestlers get free transportation...first class hotels....air fare to and from events is on top of their earnings.

    The wages in the topic don't include sponserships ect...

    Those are the payroll from October 2004 to February 2006.

    The Rock ($600,000 a year 'downside' until 2005) but his actual earnings exceeded $2 million in 1999.

    The biggest money maker was Hulk Hogan.

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Damn Trips gets a lot nto to mention the adds he is along with many other guys.. soo rich he could retire... however I hear that they dont get free medical insurance and the fact that they are wrestlers probably makes those bills add up in the long run... but remember they couldnt do it without us fans!!

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    They also get a good cut of the merchandise. If you're a top face, you're really makin money because people are buyin your stuff. Cena's gotta be loaded.
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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calgary
    Damn Trips gets a lot nto to mention the adds he is along with many other guys.. soo rich he could retire... however I hear that they dont get free medical insurance and the fact that they are wrestlers probably makes those bills add up in the long run... but remember they couldnt do it without us fans!!
    With what they are doing, I bet they get free health care insurance.
    Not bad money though, even for jobbers.


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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    They are making a crapload. I read that when RVD was suspended he lost about $30,000 for the one month he missed. So that means he makes AT LEAST $360,000 which doesn't include merchandise. Also I believe WWE covers travel expenses like rental car, hotel, etc.

    I know Hogan got close to a million just for working WrestleMania XIX.

    in other words... wrestling is a very profitable business if your good at it. Most popular stars are getting paid a LOT.

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    Damn those checks must be banging. They make major cake. HHH especially he makes that plus stephs money.

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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    They get all that. If they wrestle on PPV they get some extra money for that, then the merch and other deals that may come along. With all of that though it takes awhile to get there for alot of people. Alot of hard training and im sure they dont have a great medical plan.
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    Re: How much money do WWE superstars actually make?

    If those earnings are correct, then damn!!! I'd be happy getting a 6 figure digit. Trips earnings is no surprise, as along with Undertaker and HBK. They are veterns and they deserve those pay for working and busting hard to entertain us for all these years. I'm shock on how much Hardcore Holly get considering he has been there for about a decade or so.
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