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Forbes 2020 List Of 10 Highest Paid WWE Superstars

| Published on April 8, 2020

Forbes has recently released the list of top 10 highest paid superstars in WWE.

The most noteworthy inclusion on this year’s highest-paid list: Becky Lynch, the first woman to make the list strictly as a wrestler. (Stephanie McMahon has made it based on a combination of her pay as both a performer and an executive.)

10. Braun Strowman: $1.2 million

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Strowman, real name Adam Scherr, is one of WWE’s biggest new stars of the last few years, having signed a new contract in July that was later reported to guarantee him $1.2 million.

09. Stephanie McMahon: $2 million

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WWE’s latest proxy has Stephanie McMahon making $716,133 in the “other” category that’s mainly wrestling pay, earning $707,534 via two months on a $500,000 per year contract and the rest on a $750,000 guarantee; the $8,599 difference consists of 401(k) and life insurance payments.

08. Shane McMahon: $2.1 million

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With McMahon starting as the tag-team partner of The Miz, the tension built around the mystery of when exactly he would turn on the former Real World cast member. His actual pay, reported in WWE’s latest proxy filing, is disclosed because he is a family member.

07. Bill Goldberg: $3 million

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Goldberg, the legend of WWE’s defunct rival World Championship Wrestling turned ageless real-life superhero, returned after more than two years off for a pair of special attraction matches in 2019.

06. Becky Lynch: $3.1 million

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05. Triple H: $3.3 million

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04. Seth Rollins: $4 million

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03. Randy Orton: $4.1 million

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02. Roman Reigns: $5 million

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01. Brock Lesnar: $10 million

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