Top 10 Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers 2020
10. Braun Strowman, $1.9 million
Adam Scherr is a professional American wrestler, and a retired strongman. He is currently signed to WWE, where he works under the ring name Braun Strowman on the SmackDown brand, and is the reigning World Wide We Universal Champion in his first reign.
He is an ex-WWE Intercontinental Champion and a two-time WWE Raw Tag Team Champion (with Nicholas and Seth Rollins) in WWE. He is also the winner of the 2018 Men’s Money in the Bank deal, the winner of the titular match in the Greatest Royal Rumble event where he won the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Trophy and Championship, and Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner of the 2019 edition.
On 5 November 2011, Scherr earned his Strongman Company (ASC) Professional Card by winning the NAS National Amateur Championships. On March 4, he won the 2012 Arnold Amateur Strongman Championships, which was held alongside the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic during the Arnold Sports Festival. This victory won Scherr an invitation to the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2013.
9. Stephanie McMahon, $2 million
Stephanie McMahon Levesque is an American businesswoman, and a star in professional wrestling. She is WWE’s chief brand officer (CBO), and stars on both the Raw and SmackDown brands as an on-screen authority figure and occasional wrestler.
She is the great-granddaughter of Roderick “Jess” McMahon, granddaughter of Vincent J. McMahon, daughter of WWE Chairman and CEO Vincent K. McMahon and current CEO of WWE and former administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon, younger sister of WWE part-owner / wrestler Shane McMahon, and wife of WWE executive / wrestler Paul “Triple H” Levesque.
8. Shane McMahon, $2.1 million
Shane Brandon McMahon is a professional wrestler and American businessman. He is Ideanomics’ executive vice-president, formerly Seven Stars Cloud Group. He is also a developer and minority shareholder at WWE.
McMahon was also an on-screen referee, producer, announcer and eventually a wrestler, while also becoming behind-the-scenes Executive Vice President of Global Media at WWE. He is Jess McMahon’s great-grandson, Vincent J. McMahon’s grandson, Vince McMahon’s son of Majority Owner / Chairman / CEO and former Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon, Stephanie McMahon’s elder brother of executive / personality, and Paul Levesque’s brother-in-law.
7. Bill Goldberg, $3 million
One of the most popular professional wrestling boom figures of the late 1990s / early 2000s, Goldberg rose to fame in WCW from 1997 to 1998 with a lengthy undefeated streak in singles competition. Goldberg became a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, twice WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, and one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion with Bret Hart during his time at the promotion. He is the fifth WCW Triple Crown winner along with Hart.
Goldberg was a former football player until he became a professional wrestler. Following his first retirement from professional wrestling in 2004, he started to work as a analyst for the EliteXC mixed martial arts promotion until its demise. From 2009 through 2011, he hosted 26 episodes of Garage Mahal on the DIY Network.
6. Becky Lynch, $3.1 million
Rebecca Quin is a female Wrestler from Ireland. She is now on the Raw brand signed to WWE under the ring name Becky Lynch, where she is the reigning Raw Women’s Champion.
In June 2002 Quin started practicing as a professional wrestler. Working initially in Ireland, and sometimes teaming up with her brother under the ring name Rebecca Knox, she soon extended her career on the independent circuit into the rest of Europe and North America, wrestling frequently for various promotions.
She won Royal Rumble Women’s Match. Lynch won both the Raw Women’s Championship and the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 35, in what was the first time women headlined a WrestleMania event, making her a double champion and the only woman to hold both titles simultaneously. She is also a four-time WWE women’s champion.
5. Triple H, $3.3 million
Paul Michael Levesque is an American business executive, professional wrestler, and actor, better known by the ring name Triple H. He is currently the Global Talent Management & Growth Executive Vice President for WWE, as well as the founder and senior producer of NXT.
Having co-founded the powerful D-Generation X stable, which became a major element of the “Attitude Period” in the 1990s, Triple H achieved industry prominence at WWF. He became a fixture of the company’s main event scene after winning his first WWF Championship in 1999, and was generally known as the best wrestler in North America by the turn of the millennium.
4. Seth Rollins, $4 million
Colby Lopez is a professional American wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Seth Rollins on the Raw brand.
Before signing with WWE, Lopez wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH) under the ring name Tyler Black and joined Jimmy Jacobs as part of the Age of the Fall stable. He held the ROH World Championship once during his time in ROH and the ROH World Tag Team Championship twice with Jacobs, as well as the 2009 Fittest Survival winner.
In 2010 Lopez signed with WWE and was sent to his Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) development territory, where he was renamed Seth Rollins and became the inaugural FCW Grand Slam Champion. He was the first NXT Champion after WWE rebranded the FCW into NXT. He debuted on WWE’s main roster at the 2012 Survivor Series as part of a team called The Shield, alongside Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. He won his first major roster championship while Reigns won the WWE Tag Team Championship with the group.
3. Randy Orton, $4.1 million
Randal Keith Orton is an American actor and professional wrestler. He is currently signed on to WWE, where he is working on the brand Raw.
Orton is a professional wrestler of the third generation, with his grandfather Bob Orton, father Bob Orton Jr., and uncle Barry Orton all being professional wrestler. He trained in and wrestled for the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling, before being signed by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). He was then signed by the WWF and sent to Wrestling Ohio Valley (OVW), where he won the OVW Hardcore Championship twice.
Orton has nine times won the WWE Championship and four times the World Heavyweight Title at WWE. He was the final holder of the World Heavyweight Championship which, by beating John Cena at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in 2013, he merged with the WWE Championship to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. WWE recognizes Orton as having the fourth-most victories in the history of the world championship, behind only Cena, Ric Flair and Triple H.
2. Roman Reigns, $5 million
Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoai is a professional American wrestler, actor, and former professional football gridiron player. He is a member of the Anoa casei family and is currently signed under the ring name Roman Reigns as a member of the SmackDown brand to WWE.
Reigns is a four-time World Champion in WWE, having won three WWE Championships and one Universal Championship. He is also a one-time champion of the United States, a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Rollins), the 2015 Royal Rumble winner, and the 2014 Year Superstar. In a Survivor Series match he tied the WWE record for most eliminations with four in the 2013 event and also previously set the record for most eliminations in a Royal Rumble match with 12 in the 2014 event.
1. Brock Lesnar, $10 million
Brock Edward Lesnar is a professional American wrestler and former martial mixed artist and professional football player. He is currently signed on to WWE, where he is working on the brand Raw.
Lesnar signed with WWE in 2000 after his successful amateur wrestling career at both Bismarck State College and the University of Minnesota. Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he was a three-time OVW Southern Tag Team Champion with Shelton Benjamin, was assigned to its developmental promotion. Lesnar won the WWE Championship five months after his debut at the age of 25, becoming the youngest champion in the history of the title since debuting on WWE’s main roster in 2002.
Lesnar is the only person in history to win a world championship in the UFC and WWE. Lesnar is an eight-time WWE world champion, one-time NJPW and IGF world champion, one-time UFC heavyweight champion and one-time NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion, the only person in history to win a title in each of those organizations. Moreover, Lesnar won the 2002 King of the Ring tournament, the 2003 Royal Rumble, and the 2019 Money in the Bank, the third wrestler (after Edge and Sheamus) to accomplish all three achievements.