American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) which primarily deals in professional wrestling earned a revenue of $542.6 million in 2014.
Brand WWE is more popular than other similar brands like TNA, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. WWE pays its wrestlers very well. The annual paycheck of the top eight WWE superstars is more than $1 million. Wrestlers with more star power earn more than the others.
Here are the top 10 highest-paid WWE superstars ranked according to their annual earnings.
10) Dolph Ziggler ($900,000)
Dolph Ziggler is one of the hard working superstars of WWE. He is paid $900,000 annually. The company also pays for his travel and accommodation. Many Dolph Ziggler fans are of the opinion that WWE is not giving him the push he deserves.
9) Rey Mysterio ($985,000)
Rey Mysterio left WWE recently. While he was part of WWE he was paid $985,000 annually. He could not contribute much for almost one year due to his injury, but he was not denied his paycheck by WWE. Currently he takes up independent bookings.