Ever since the WWE went mainstream, we’ve witnessed wrestlers sign some of the biggest wrestling deals in sports entertainment. From television deals to deals and endorsements, the WWE continues to generate a significant amount of revenue despite many businesses taking a hit due to the most recent developments.
While we cannot compare the average annual salary of a professional wrestler to that of NBA or MLB players, it’s still way higher.
Apart from the base salary, WWE wrestlers also receive PPV appearance fees and commissions from merch sales. With the recent introduction of AEW, we definitely expect the WWE to increase the annual salary of its wrestlers if it intends to continue keeping these wrestlers on contract.