Art Vandelay's Pro Wrestling Ground WWE Superstars Had Their New Salaries Revealed

19 days ago
12/1/11
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Recently several WWE Superstars signed new and more lucrative contracts with the company. The Dirty Sheets exclusively released some of the details regarding the Superstar's new salaries.

Listed below are the Superstars and their salaries:

Brock Lesnar: Re-Signed a 12 month licensing and image rights contract for $500,000 plus $100,000 per appearance, $500,000 per PPV and $1.5 million per Saudi show. Expires May 2020.

AJ Styles: Re-Signed for 5 years for $1.5 million per year (doubling his last deal) + Bonuses, for 150 dates in years 1 and 2, and 100 dates a year thereafter (dates do not have to distributed evenly). Expires April 2024.

Braun Strowman: Re-Signed for 4 years for a guaranteed $1.2 million per year + Bonuses. Expires July 2023.

Daniel Bryan: Re-Signed for 3 years for $1 million per year + Bonuses, for only 120 dates per year (standard is 180). Expires September 2021.

Becky Lynch: Re-negotiated 5 year deal signed in July 2018 from $500,000 per year (improved from $200,000 per year) to $1 million per year + Bonuses (deal is equal to that given to Charlotte Flair in April 2016 and Ronda Rousey in January 2018, although Rousey‘s was for 50 dates per year, with $50,000 per additional appearance). Expires July 2023.

Dolph Ziggler: Re-Signed for 1 year for $900,000 per year, for 120 dates per year and $500,000 per Saudi show.

Shinsuke Nakamura: Re-Signed for 3 years more years, for same salary of $750,000. Expires April 2022.

The Usos: Re-Signed for 5 years for $750,000 per year (a $350,000 pay raise). Expires May 2024.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson: Re-Signed for 5 years for $700,000 per year (a $200,000 pay raise). Expires April 2024.

19 days ago
9/24/18
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I'm curious to how some of these deals compare to what AEW are offering. Glad to see AJ getting paid well, but I wonder if AEW would have made him a 1.5 mill offer to jump?

And wow, imagine paying Braun 1.2 mill and treat him like 2019 Heidenrich. 

19 days ago
3/7/05
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Easy to say why Gallows and Anderson stayed around.
19 days ago
1/1/01
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These guys should be sensing the Elite gift baskets to thank them for the raises they got.

18 days ago
12/28/12
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BigWilliam - Easy to say why Gallows and Anderson stayed around.

thats a lot of money for job guys

18 days ago
5/3/12
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Does AJ have 5 years left in him?

I honestly thought Nak would leave.

18 days ago
1/1/01
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These are the downside guarantees, right?

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1/1/01
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GUMBY ? - 

Does AJ have 5 years left in him?

I honestly thought Nak would leave.


Nak didn't even get more $$$...how did he not pry more out of them like everyone else?
18 days ago
1/1/01
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And holy shit at that Lesnar contract. Brock was on Raw on Monday for what - a few minutes, total?

He made $100k for that. He'll make $500k for suplexing Seth around 10-15x on Sunday.

Dayum.
18 days ago
1/1/01
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Slapsymaxi -

These are the downside guarantees, right?

Yeah. So Mania payoff would be in addition to that for example.

18 days ago
10/8/07
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Wiggy - And holy shit at that Lesnar contract. Brock was on Raw on Monday for what - a few minutes, total?

He made $100k for that. He'll make $500k for suplexing Seth around 10-15x on Sunday.

Dayum.

Yeah, hard to blame Lesnar for not returning to the UFC when you see his WWE contract. Limited dates and is still making more than anyone else by far.

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7/12/12
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GUMBY ? -

Does AJ have 5 years left in him?

I honestly thought Nak would leave.

He does if he wants. Said he had three years left before coming to WWE 3.5 years ago, but he must be rolling in bonus dough with how he's been used. Even with the bonuses bound to decline, being on the midcard probably more often than not going forward on a limited schedule, he's still doing quite well for himself.

18 days ago
7/12/12
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Wiggy - And holy shit at that Lesnar contract. Brock was on Raw on Monday for what - a few minutes, total?

He made $100k for that. He'll make $500k for suplexing Seth around 10-15x on Sunday.

Dayum.

Doubt he'll be missing any Saudi shows either.

Edited: 18 days ago
7/12/12
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Bad timing for Bryan's new deal, could've at least gotten $1.5 if he signed after AEW was on the horizon, I bet. I think AEW would've matched the deal he has without much thought. Bryan would probably be worth more than AJ to AEW.

18 days ago
4/22/07
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Brock is on that Hogan 94 deal.  Good for him. 

18 days ago
12/1/11
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Size -
GUMBY ? -

Does AJ have 5 years left in him?

I honestly thought Nak would leave.

He does if he wants. Said he had three years left before coming to WWE 3.5 years ago, but he must be rolling in bonus dough with how he's been used. Even with the bonuses bound to decline, being on the midcard probably more often than not going forward on a limited schedule, he's still doing quite well for himself.

AJ has been taken great care of his body and he has been raking in the dough, I know with bonuses and merchandise he made about $5m doing his first year in WWE that I heard on WON radio show, compare that Stone Cold who Jim Ross said recently in his podcast the most Steve Austin made in a year was $8m, And no one pushed as much merch as 97-99 Stone Cold.

18 days ago
8/19/03
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Who's fucking better when it comes to negotiating than Lesnar. 

 

100K per appearance,  and usually his "appearances" involve standing there while Heyman talks, or occasionally beating someone up.  Maybe once in a blue moon, he even has a match. 

 

Dude is winning the game. 

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18 days ago
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Lol 

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Sergio -
Size -
GUMBY ? -

Does AJ have 5 years left in him?

I honestly thought Nak would leave.

He does if he wants. Said he had three years left before coming to WWE 3.5 years ago, but he must be rolling in bonus dough with how he's been used. Even with the bonuses bound to decline, being on the midcard probably more often than not going forward on a limited schedule, he's still doing quite well for himself.

AJ has been taken great care of his body and he has been raking in the dough, I know with bonuses and merchandise he made about $5m doing his first year in WWE that I heard on WON radio show, compare that Stone Cold who Jim Ross said recently in his podcast the most Steve Austin made in a year was $8m, And no one pushed as much merch as 97-99 Stone Cold.

austin is still making about three times as much though

18 days ago
11/11/11
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Mandible_Claw -


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

18 days ago
1/1/01
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I wonder what it all trickles out to with everything included. 

How much does Brock truly earn annually?

Or someone like Nakamura?

18 days ago
1/1/01
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Or how much does a years worth of travel cost for a mid carder?

16 days ago
12/1/11
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According to reports, Goldberg got a huge payday for his WWE Super Showdown match. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Goldberg earned “well over $1 million” for the appearance. That is the price of his one-year contract downside from his run in 2003 to 2004. With that being said, the number was less than the $3 million per year he made from WCW at his peak.

As of this writing, there is no word on whether The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels made that level of pay for their guest appearances at Super Showdown.

Brock Lesnar is believed to have made even more than Goldberg. The current thought process is to have Goldberg work a grudge match or two each year, which are promoted as huge deals. This is the same way that Bruno Sammartino was pushed at the end of his career.

Goldberg will be facing Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam this Sunday night.

16 days ago
3/7/05
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Goldberg Ziggler actually makes sense to me. If you want the attention and pop that Goldberg brings you want him against a worker that can bump and work around an old, less than mobile opponent.