Here's how much WWE superstars earn!

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Here's how much WWE superstars earn!

During rehearsals at Wrestlemania 38 weekend last year, Triple H revealed that WWE Superstars who make the main roster have a minimum salary of $250,000 a year. Since this is only a basic salary, some Raw and SmackDown athletes are likely to receive extras through merchandising and live event appearances.

On the other hand, NXT superstars are paid much less than their main roster peers. Well-known Wrestling Observer correspondent Dave Meltzer reportedly reported that Adam Cole and Finn Balor didn't make much money when they were in the Black and Gold brand: "NXT stars make about $50,000-60,000 a year early in their careers.

Top athletes in the Black and Gold brand can fetch $130,000 to $150,000 a year."

Brock Lesnar is the highest paid

According to experts, the highest paid athlete in WWE is Brock Lesnar. The Beast makes about $10 million a year, with a guaranteed base salary of $5 million.

Next we find the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns, still at 5 million a year. After him there is Randy Orton, who has to settle for 4.5 million a year. The likes of AJ Styles, Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch receive around $3 million a year.

Even retired legends like The Undertaker and Kane are still on the WWE payroll due to their Legends contract. The Digger earns 2.5 million, while 'The Big Red Machine' receives 900,000 dollars. In an interview with ESPN, Undertaker praised the current champion of the United States Austin Theory: "Theory is destined to do great things in this business.

He is extraordinarily talented, but has yet to develop a number of skills. Once he puts all the pieces of the puzzle together, he's going to be a force of nature." WWE has forged some of the biggest names in sports entertainment history, allowing the likes of The Rock and John Cena to make their way into Hollywood.

Meanwhile, after the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania 39 is upon us. In the next weeks will come more uodates abiut the biggest WWE event of the season.