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Forbes List: WWE’s Highest-paid Wrestlers Of 2020 Revealed

Roman Reigns nailing Drew McIntyre with a Superman punch at WrestleMania 35 | Photo: WWE

This year’s Forbes list of top-earning wrestlers has been released and surprisingly, Brock Lesnar sits atop the list with Roman Reigns coming second.

The ten wrestlers who made the list pulled in a combined $38.5 million before taxes in 2019, up from $30.8 million in 2018, the last time the list was published.

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Making the most noteworthy inclusion on this year’s highest-paid list is Becky Lynch, the first woman to make the list strictly as a wrestler.

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The list also includes only active members of the WWE roster, which eliminates those on leaves of absence, including John Cena and Ronda Rousey, and those who left WWE mid-year, like Dean Ambrose and Jon Moxley. Likewise, heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, who was not shy about flaunting a reported $15 million payday for one performance in Saudi Arabia, is not included.

See the list of highest-paid wrestlers and their earnings below:

1. Brock Lesnar, $10 million

2.. Roman Reigns, $5 million

3. Randy Orton, $4.1 million

4. Seth Rollins, $4 million

5. Triple H, $3.3 million

6. Becky Lynch, $3.1 million

7. Bill Goldberg, $3 million

8. Shane McMahon, $2.1 million

9. Stephanie McMahon, $2 million

10. Braun Strowman, $1.9 million

 

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