In the last year, WWE has had to face numerous problems relating to the pandemic and the cursed Covid-19 virus which has held back some of the company's initiatives. Due to Covid, WWE was forced to eliminate shows outside the United States and to make shows at the ThunderDome without the presence of the public.
Several cuts to the wrestler roster have been made between last year and this year, some quite surprising among the latter and the insiders but despite this, the company has finished the year in WWE. Among the most important cuts in recent days, those of Samoa Joe and former IIconics such as Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have made a lot of noise.
WWE released a proxy statement in compliance with SEC regulations which revealed last year's earnings for the company's execs, such as Vince McMahon and Triple H. WWE is the foremost wrestling company in the world and throughout history, it has had several featured characters who have contributed significantly to its success.
Not only wrestlers like John Cena and The Undertaker have enriched their cachets but the company's executives themselves also make big profits.
How much did Vince McMahon and Triple H make in WWE last year?
WWE posted record revenue of $960 million in revenue last year despite the pandemic.
Last year WWE CEO and President Vince McMahon grossed $3.9 million which includes $1.4 million in base salary, $1.64 million in shares and another 854 thousand dollars in incentives. Similar situation for Paul 'Triple H' Leversque who earned $2.38 million, $724,000 in base salary, $464,000 in equity bonuses and $ 222,000 in incentives.
On the other hand, his wife Stephanie McMahon took home $2.2 million characterized by $724,000 in salary, $464,000 in equity bonuses and $ 222,000 in incentives. For Shane McMahon instead last year a minimum contract as a wrestler of 820 thousand dollars.
Last but not least, what he received the most is WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan who grossed $13 million: his salary is 'only' 498 thousand dollars but he received an entrance bonus of $5 million and $6.8 million in shares.
WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan was the biggest winner. He raked in a total of $13 million in 2020. Although his base salary is only $498,462, he received a $5 million sign-on bonus and a further $6.8 million in stock awards. Meanwhile, WWE World Cup winner Shane McMahon's performer's contract earned him a minimum of $820,369.