WWE is undoubtedly the largest and most important pro-wrestling company in the world, with millions and millions of dollars annually, that no other company in the business of the discipline can move, just think of the only figures that Wrestlemania usually received to bring to WWE coffers (excluding this year's edition).
Obviously, not only the members of the McMahon family are seeing a lot of money, but also several of the wrestlers on the company's roster, with all the various main eventers and the most important Superstars being paid good money to perform in front.
to the cameras of the federation, even very few times a year.
WWE's male superstars base salaries
According to reports, Brock Lesnar was the highest paid earner who led the way for big extras with a host of main events and he also boasted the most significant base salary.
The former UFC fighter earned an astonishing $12million-a-year as a base - around £9.3m. He also received a cool $500,000-per-main event appearance. However, the 43-year-old's contract has now expired and he is yet to come to terms on a new deal with Vince McMahon's sports entertainment juggernaut.
Next up on the list is part time competitor John Cena - the 16-time world champion who is now making a name for himself away from the ring in Hollywood. The first full-time superstar on the list is said to be Roman Reigns, who despite main evening four of the last five WrestleManias, is third in the rankings with base earnings of £3.9m.
Fourteen time world champion Randy Orton is up next, with earnings of £3.5m. The Viper is followed by AJ Styles on £2.7m and Seth Rollins on £2.3m - two of the most impressive workers in the ring and men McMahon can always count on.
Ronda Rousey’s arrival in WWE immediately put her top of the women’s division both in the ring and at the bank, but she hasn't competed in over a year. The former UFC champ still made significantly less than the top male stars as she raked in just £1.2million.
The Undertaker made his debut on the same night as The Gobbledy Gooker back at Survivor Series in 1990 and on a recent episode of Stone Cold's Broken Skull Sessions, The Deadman revealed that he was afraid that he would be Eggman when he made his WWE debut.
"I eventually get a meeting with Vince, and I was like ‘I’m going to walk in here, and I’m going to blow him away. I’ll get hired right on the spot.’ I go to Connecticut and I meet with Vince, and at the end of it he goes, ‘well, we really don’t have anything right now.
Maybe after Wrestlemania, we might have an opening.’ And I was like ‘oh wow. I already quit the other place.’ I didn’t figure that part in [that WWE wouldn’t hire me.] I’m just hanging out, trying to get bookings where I can, and all of the sudden they start this promotion where they’ve got this giant egg on one of the stages.
At that point I had short hair, and I had started growing my hair, so I started having this whole drama in my head like ‘oh man, I’m going to be Eggman’ or something like that. He’s going to want me to shave my head and my eyebrows; I was just in a panic. This [egg on the stage] had nothing to do with me”.