WWE is a sport which some of you may not like because of violence, but you can’t deny the fact that professional wrestling provides a lot of entertainment. It has a huge fan base.
The professional wrestlers also earn a handsome amount of money by playing this sport! But who’s the richest WWE wrestler?
Here’s the list of top 10 richest WWE wrestlers in 2020:
10. Mick Foley | £11.6m
Michael Francis “Mick” Foley is a retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE and makes appearances occasionally, sometimes as a guest referee or a special general manger. He used to portray three characters during his wrestling days: Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love. His name has been inducted in WWE Hall of Fame.
He is a four-time world champion (three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship), an 11-time world tag team champion (eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships and one WCW World Tag Team Championship), a one-time TNA Legends Champion, and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion.
9. Chris Jericho | £13.9m
Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian professional wrestler. He is currently signed to both All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). He is well known for appearances in WWE between 1999 and 2018. Noted for his over-the-top, rock star persona, Jericho has been named by journalists and industry colleagues as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
Within the WWE, Jericho is a six time world champion, having won the Undisputed WWF Championship once, the WCW/World Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship three times. He has also held the WWE Intercontinental Championship a record nine times and was the ninth Triple Crown Champion, as well as the fourth Grand Slam Champion in history (in 2017 he became the first person to hold every title in the original format). In addition, he was the 2008 Superstar of the Year Slammy Award winner and (along with Big Show as Jeri-Show) won the 2009 Tag Team of the Year Slammy Award—making him the only winner of both Superstar and Tag Team of the Year.
8. Big Show | £15.5m
Paul Donald Wight II is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Big Show.
Between WWF/WWE and WCW, he is a seven-time world champion, having held the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WWF/WWE Championship twice, WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship twice and the ECW World Heavyweight Championship once (he is the only man to have held all four of those particular titles). Wight has also found success in the tag team division, having been an 11-time world tag team champion, holding the WWF/World, WWE and WCW World Tag Team Championships multiple times with various tag team partners. Having also won the Intercontinental, United States and Hardcore championships, he is the 24th Triple Crown and 12th Grand Slam winner in WWE history, he has also won 60-man battle royal at World War 3 and the 30-man André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 31. Wight has headlined multiple pay-per-view events for WCW and WWF/WWE since 1995, including the 2000 edition of WWE’s premier annual event, WrestleMania.
7. Brock Lesnar | £19m
Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand.
Lesnar is the only person in history to hold a UFC championship and WWE world championship. Lesnar is an eight-time world champion in WWE, a one-time world champion in NJPW and IGF, a one-time heavyweight champion in the UFC, and a one-time heavyweight wrestling champion in the NCAA, the only person in history to win a championship in each of those organizations. In addition, Lesnar has 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 achieve those three accomplishments.
6. Kurt Angle | £19m
Kurt Steven Angle is a retired professional wrestler. He was most recently signed to WWE as a producer.
Between WWF/WWE, Japan and TNA, Angle has won 21 total championships. He is the only pro-wrestler in history to have won the WWE Championship, WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship, the WCW Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the IGF’s IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Angle is also the only person to have been King of the Ring and King of the Mountain, as well as to have held both the WWE and TNA Triple Crowns.
5. Hulk Hogan | £20m
Terry Eugene Bollea, better known by his ring name as Hulk Hogan, is an American retired professional wrestler.
Hogan won the WWF Championship six times, with his first reign holding the record for the second-longest in company history. Additionally, he is the first wrestler to win consecutive Royal Rumble matches, winning in 1990 and 1991. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005, and will be inducted a second time in 2020 as a member of the NWO.
During and after wrestling, Hogan had an extensive acting career, beginning with his 1982 antagonist role in Rocky III. He has starred in several movies (including No Holds Barred, Suburban Commando and Mr. Nanny) and three television shows (Hogan Knows Best, Thunder in Paradise, and China, IL), as well as in Right Guard commercials and the video game, Hulk Hogan’s Main Event. He was the frontman for The Wrestling Boot Band, whose sole record, Hulk Rules, reached #12 on the Billboard Top Kid Audio chart in 1995.
4. Triple H | £31.3m
Paul Michael Levesque, better known by the ring name Triple H, is a professional wrestler. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development for WWE, as well as being the founder and senior producer of NXT.
He is a five-time Intercontinental Champion, a three-time world tag team champion (two World Tag Team Championship reigns, and one Unified WWE Tag Team Championship reign), a two-time European Champion, and a fourteen-time world champion, making him the company’s seventh Triple Crown Champion and second Grand Slam Champion. He is also a two-time Royal Rumble match winner, and a King of the Ring tournament winner. In 2019, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the D-Generation X stable.
3. Steve Austin | £35.2m
Steve Austin, better known by the ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a retired professional wrestler.
Austin held 19 championships throughout his wrestling career. He is a six-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion, a two-time Intercontinental Champion, and a four-time WWF Tag Team Champion—making him the fifth Triple Crown Champion in WWE history—as well as a two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, a two-time WCW World Television Champion, a one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion, a one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion, and a one-time Million Dollar Champion. He was also the winner of the 1996 King of the Ring tournament and 1997, 1998, and 2001 Royal Rumbles, making him the only three-time Royal Rumble winner. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
2. John Cena | £43m
John Felix Anthony is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to the WWE.
Cena is a five-time United States Champion, four-time world tag team champion, and a 16-time world champion. He is tied with Ric Flair for the most world championship reigns in WWE history.[a] Of his 16 world championship reigns, 13 of them are with the WWE Championship, which is the current record for that specific title. He is also a two-time Royal Rumble match winner and a one-time Money in the Bank winner, and has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, including their flagship event, WrestleMania, five times.
He has starred in films such as The Marine (2006), 12 Rounds (2009), Trainwreck (2015), Ferdinand (2017), Bumblebee (2018), and F9 (2021). He also released a rap album called You Can’t See Me (2005), which went platinum.
1. Dwayne Johnson | £200m+
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian retired professional wrestler. He wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. He is the highest-grossing actors of all time.
He has won several championships, being a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time tag team champion and a 10-time world champion. He was also a Royal Rumble match winner and WWE’s sixth Triple Crown champion.
Johnson had his first leading film role in The Scorpion King (2002) and has since starred in a number of commercially successful films, including The Game Plan (2007), Tooth Fairy (2010), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Hercules (2014), San Andreas (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), Moana (2016), Rampage (2018), and Skyscraper (2018). His most successful box office role has been as Luke Hobbs in The Fast Saga films. He first appeared in Fast Five (2011) and helped catapult the series into one of the highest-grossing film franchises ever. He starred in the sequels Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Fate of the Furious (2017), as well as the spin-off film Hobbs & Shaw (2019). He also stars in the Jumanji franchise, appearing in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and its sequel Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).
Source: Wrestling TV, Wikipedia
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