These are excerpts from celebrity net worth dot com. Some suprising wealth in unexpected headquarters, proof that WCW was definately wipping stars butts with cash.
Macho Man Randy Savage is worth 28 million despite only wrestling about 5 matches in the last 15 years.
Mick Foley on the other hand is "only" worth 22, i'd say WWF probably never paid him what he was worth.
Kevin Nash 8 million. He must have blown a lot if Macho Man racked up 30 million.
Bill Goldberg, big time actor and WCW biggest card is only worth 10 million USD.
The Undertaker is worth 34 million, Stone Cold 40 million, the Rock 60 million. Predictable.
This of course doesnt take into account propperties and so on. I dont know whether it takes into account stocks.
Vince McMahon is not really a billionaire like he claims.
From what I understand, most of the roster get free first class air travel all year, all road costs payed for. They must be able to pocket the vast majority of their salary.
Most of the big wrestlers would be making more off interest than their salary.
Owen Hart was apparently a big tight ass on tour, staying with fans/getting them to drive him around and eating out at cheap restaraunts on a 200-400K salary, so maybe he really could have retired after 1999 and lived off interest. Ironically, Martha Hart and his family were forever looked after and provided for in a financial way that Owen would have dreamed of.
Tripple H gets 10 free uses of the WWF corperate Jet every year.
Salaries of some wrestlers;
Ashley Massaro: $131,000
Batista: $813,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week)
Big Show: $1,000,000 (Base salary)
Bob Holly: $217,000
Booker T: $375,000
Candice Michelle: $64,000
Chavo Guerrero: $206,000
Chris Benoit: $488,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week)
Chris Masters: $253,000
Danny Basham: $130,000
Doug Basham: $126,000
Eddie Guerrero: $372,000
Gene Snitsky: $292,000
Gregory Helms: $277,000
John Cena: $1,743,000 (First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week)
John Layfield: $786,000 (Five star hotel accommodations paid for every week)
Jerry Lawler: $204,000 (First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week)
Jillian Hall: $52,000
Joey Mercury: $134,000
Johnny Nitro: $143,000
Jonathan Coachman: $175,000
Kane: $ 851,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week)
Ken Kennedy: $133,000
Kid Kash: $62,000
Kurt Angle: $1,023,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week)
Lance Cade: $118,000
Lilian Garcia: $90,000
Lita: $286,000 (Mostly downside paid due to lack of wrestling)
Mark Henry: $300,000 (Base pay)
Matt Hardy: $322,000 (Missed over $70,000 of pay due to firing)
Matt Striker: $43,000
Mickie James: $72,000
Orlando Jordan: $145,000
Paul London: $177,000
Randy Orton: $711,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week)
Rene Dupree: $289,000
Rey Mysterio: $414,000
Ric Flair: $508,000 (First class flight tickets paid for every week)
Rob Conway: $186,000
Rob Van Darn: $220,000 (Only received downside and royalties due to injury)
Shawn Michaels: $1,045,000 (First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week)
Shelton Benjamin: $366,000
Simon Dean: $132,000
Stacy Keibler: $178,000 (Only downside paid during absence)
Steven Richards: $94,000
Torrie Wilson: $260,000
Trevor Murdoch: $48,000
Triple H: $2,013,000 (Allowed the personal use of company jet (10) times per year. First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week)
Trish Stratus: $618,000 (Receives 20% of all Trish Stratus merchandise sold)
Tyson Tomko: $127,000
Undertaker: $1,811,000 (First class flight tickets, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation paid for every week)
Val Venis: $210,000
William Regal: $225,000
TNA Expected Pay 2008
A.J Styles $115,000
Alex Shelley $82,000
Angelina Love $60,000 (expected to rise)
Awesome Kong $90,000
BG James $115,000
Black Reign $80,000
Booker T $556,000 (First class flight tickets paid for to arenas, hotel & transportation)
Chris Sabin $75,000
Christian Cage $376,000 (First class flight tickets paid for to arenas)
Christy Hemme $157,000 (First class flight tickets paid for to arenas)
Elix Skipper $45,000
Eric Young $88,000
Gail Kim $105,000
James Storm $90,000 (expected to rise)
Jay Lethal $75,000 (expected to rise)
Jimmy Rave $65,000
Johnny Devine $50,000
Kaz $86,000 (expected to rise)
Karen Angle $75,000 (First class flight tickets paid for to arenas)
Kevin Nash $126,000
Kip James $123,000
Kurt Angle $600,000 guaranteed (First class flight tickets paid for to arenas, hotel & transportation)
Lance Hoyt $75,000
Matt Morgan $90,000 (expected to rise)
Petey Williams $76,000 (expected to rise)
Robert Roode $90,000 (expected to rise)
Roxxi Laveaux $90,000
Samoa Joe $156,000
Scott Steiner $133,000
Shark Boy $70,000
Sanjay Dutt $85,000
Traci Brooks $83,000
Velvet Sky $60,000 (expected to rise)
Id be interested to hear from wrestlers on here what the costs of being on tour are, having to eat on the road and so on.
All the top guys pocket their whole salary as they bludge free transport, but some of the semi pro guys, I wonder if they have to totally pay their own way.
Wrestlers are often too broken down to work jobs after they retire so its good to see them getting paid lots.