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.
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.
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