Ranking of the richest athletes in WWE – Stunned by John Cena’s income and his ranking

WWE are gearing up for their biggest show of the year with WrestleMania 40 just around the corner.

WrestleMania will be a two-night extravaganza starting on April 6 and closing the night after at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson returns to action at WrestleMania 40

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson returns to action at WrestleMania 40Credit: Getty
Professional wrestling superstars like Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch and Rhea Ripley are set for a major pay day as they look for their own shot at immortality on the Show of Shows.

And of course they will all be joined by the legendary Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who will headline Night 1 by teaming up with his cousin Reigns in a Tag Team Match against Rollins and Cody Rhodes.

WWE superstars will have the opportunity to add in a major paycheck to their lucrative bank accounts as the Showcase of the Immortals reaches a major milestone.

But who tops professional wrestling’s rich list? SunSport bring you the 10 richest wrestling stars with the highest net worth, according to CelebrityNetWorth:

10. Mick Foley – $14million

Mick Foley is among the biggest legends of the infamous Attitude Era which changed professional wrestling from the late 1990s until the early 2000s.

Foley won the hearts of fans around the world with a raft of dangerous stunts which earned him the nickname of The Hardcore Legend.

The three-time world champion still makes numerous public appearances with the WWE Universe reminiscing on his legendary feuds with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Triple H and The Undertaker.

Mick Foley's legendary career earned him the nickname of The Hardcore Legend

Mick Foley’s legendary career earned him the nickname of The Hardcore LegendCredit: Getty

Foley makes several public appearances after his retirement

Foley makes several public appearances after his retirementCredit: Getty – Contributor

9. Dave ‘Batista’ Bautista – $16million

Dave Bautista is currently following in the footsteps of fellow professional wrestling legend Dwayne Johnson as he has also crossed over to Hollywood.

Bautista burst onto the scene in 2003 with the name of Batista and quickly rose to the top by main-eventing WrestleMania and beating the likes of John Cena, Triple H and The Undertaker.

The Animal is now enjoying a glittering acting career that has seen him starring in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers as well as the Dune franchise.

Batista became one of WWE's top stars in the mid 2000s after WrestleMania 21

Batista became one of WWE’s top stars in the mid 2000s after WrestleMania Credit: Getty

Dave Bautista is now one of Hollywood's biggest superstars

Dave Bautista is now one of Hollywood’s biggest superstars

8. The Undertaker – $17 million

The Undertaker is considered by many as the greatest and most respected wrestler of all time.

Undertaker enjoyed a stunning 30-year career that saw him amassing the most successful winning record at WrestleMania, which stands at a whopping 25-2.

Taker still makes sporadic appearances and has dumped his dark persona that he protected for decades, which allows him more media opportunities.

Undertaker is considered as the most respected WWE legend of all time

Undertaker is considered as the most respected WWE legend of all timeCredit: Getty

Undertaker makes several public appearances after dropping his dark character

Undertaker makes several public appearances after dropping his dark characterCredit: Splash

7. Chris Jericho – $18 million

Chris Jericho is considered by many as the most versatile wrestler of all time after changing a series of gimmicks across ECW, WCW, WWE and AEW, where he currently wrestles.

Jericho is also an accomplished author, singer and podcast host who has transcended the world of professional wrestling.

The first ever WWE Undisputed Champion still goes strong in the ring despite his advanced age of 53.

Chris Jericho still wrestles despite his advanced age of 53

Chris Jericho still wrestles despite his advanced age of 53Credit: Getty – Contributor

Jericho is enjoying a successful career in media and music

Jericho is enjoying a successful career in media and musicCredit: Alamy

6. Brock Lesnar – $20 million

Brock Lesnar was considered as WWE’s biggest blockbuster attraction after his successful stint at UFC.

Lesnar took the world of professional wrestling by storm in the early 2000s and was set to become the next top star to carry the company for years to come.

The Beast left in 2004 but returned in 2012 and has since been on a part-time deal that has seen him sporadically appearing for lucrative world title matches.

Brock Lesnar was one of WWE's biggest blockbuster attractions

Brock Lesnar was one of WWE’s biggest blockbuster attractionsCredit: Getty

Lesnar signed a lucrative deal with WWE after his return from UFC in 2012

Lesnar signed a lucrative deal with WWE after his return from UFC in 2012Credit: Getty

5. Hulk Hogan – $25 million

Hulk Hogan is professional wrestling’s first ever global star as he put the sport on the map in the 1980s and 1990s.

Hogan’s lucrative deals in WWE, WCW and NJPW led to a strong bank account.

The Immortal has also taken part in commercials, sold a raft of action figures, guest starred in famous TV shows such as Baywatch and used to have his own reality show called Hogan Knows Best.

Hulk Hogan became WWE's first ever global star in the 80s

Hulk Hogan became WWE’s first ever global star in the 80sCredit: Getty

Hogan has enjoyed a career in media after retiring from pro wrestling

Hogan has enjoyed a career in media after retiring from pro wrestlingCredit: Getty

4. Stone Cold Steve Austin – $30 million

Stone Cold Steve Austin’s glittering career kicked off in 1989 for World Class Championship Wrestling and was paid a mere $40.

However, Austin went on to become arguably the absolute best in the 2000s as he led the Attitude Era alongside The Rock.

And that led to a stunning net worth after crossing over to the big screen as well as TV while creating a successful podcast show called The Broken Skull Sessions.

Stone Cold Steve Austin was paid $40 on his debut match in 1989

Stone Cold Steve Austin was paid $40 on his debut match in 1989Credit: Getty

Austin is now one of the richest wrestlers amid a career in media

Austin is now one of the richest wrestlers amid a career in mediaCredit: Getty

3. John Cena – $80 million

John Cena was WWE’s top star during the PG Era that picked up the mantle after Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock left in 2004.

Cena has won a joint-record 16 world titles with triumphs over Triple H, Randy Orton, Edge and more.

The Greatest of All Time has now crossed over to Hollywood and has become a popular comedy actor.

John Cena was WWE's top star during the PG Era from the 2000s until the 2010s

John Cena was WWE’s top star during the PG Era from the 2000s until the 2010sCredit: Getty

Cena is now one of Hollywood's most popular comedy actors

Cena is now one of Hollywood’s most popular comedy actors

2. Triple H – $250 million

Triple H went from dominating the ring to running the entire show as WWE’s chief content officer and head of creative.

The Game had some unforgettable feuds with the likes of Shawn Michaels, The Rock and John Cena throughout the years.

That led to 14 world titles, legions of fans and a certain place in the WWE Hall of Fame.

Triple H used to dominate the ring during his successful wrestling career

Triple H used to dominate the ring during his successful wrestling careerCredit: Getty

Triple H is now running WWE's shows around the world

Triple H is now running WWE’s shows around the worldCredit: The Mega Agency

1. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – $800 million

No wrestler has ever succeeded more than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who has become one of the greatest global superstars.

The Rock is considered by many as the all-time best thanks to his fiery promos and five-star matches against the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, Triple H and more.

However, Johnson is now one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and arguably the biggest action star of our day.

The Rock is the most successful professional wrestler of all time

The Rock is the most successful professional wrestler of all timeCredit: Getty

The Rock is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood

The Rock is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood

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