Recently, Brandon Thurston on his Twitter shared his analysis about last year’s proxy statement WWE released. He shared light on the salaries of the top five executives in WWE.
The tweet said, “Related disclosures from last year’s proxy statement:
– WWE’s top 5 executives’ salaries (p. 21),
– their summary compensation table (p. 28), and
– the relevant footnotes about Nick Khan’s equity grant (p. 29).
Vince McMahon earned $1,400,000 for the years 2019, 2020, and 2021. Vince is the largest WWE shareholder, and it pays him an additional $13.8 million per year. Meanwhile, Nick Khan, who joined WWE in 2020, earned $ 1,20,000 for the years 2020 and 2021.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon each got a salary of $730,000 for the three years 2019, 2020, and 2021, as mentioned in the statement. Kristina Salen, who joined WWE in August 2020 as Chief Financial Officer got the same amount in salary as Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
The Board of Directors didn’t raise the salaries of the top executives for the last 2-3 years. Amidst the pandemic, WWE had also done some budget cuts to maintain the business ongoing and make a profit during those two years.
Triple H and Stephanie earned less salary
As per the proxy statement WWE shared, there was no raise given to the top executives for three years. It was also observed that the salaries of Vince McMahon’s daughter Stephanie McMahon and his Son-in-law Triple H were half the amount Vince and Nick received.
Both Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s salaries adding up together were not even $1.5 million, which is less than some WWE superstars earn. The Board of Directors has agreed to increase the salary of Vince McMahon and Nick Khan in 2022. But there is no word on the increase in salaries of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Although, Triple H earns a salary of $1 million as an active wrestler in WWE. However, because of his current health issue, he might be out of action for some time.
What is Triple H’s role in WWE?
While The Cerebral Assassin was having matches in WWE, around the year 2010 and 2011, he also started associating with the backstage work. As of now, Triple H’s role in WWE is Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development.
In this role, he oversees the Company’s Talent Development department, serves as a senior advisor to the CEO for talent strategy, and is the Executive Producer of NXT, WWE’s third global touring brand