$50,000-$99,000 per year
Most performers who are employed just for television, such as Terri Runnels
and Torrie Wilson, are in this wage bracket.
$100,000-$249,000 per year
In this wage bracket are such wrestlers as Jacqueline and Randy Orton. Each of
these earns in the neighborhood of $200,000 a year.
$250,000-$499,999 per year
This is what most mid-card wrestlers in the WWE earn. In this bracket are Mark
Henry ($300,000 per year until 2006), Taka Michinoku, Val Venis & Chris
$500,000-$999,999 per year
This is what some of the bigger stars in the WWE earn. In this bracket are The
Undertaker & HHH. Also in this bracket is The Rock ($600,000 a year 'downside'
until 2005) but his actual earnings exceeded $2 million in 1999.
$ 1 million + per year
These are the big money earners in wrestling. In this bracket are Big Show ($1
million per year until 2009), Ken Shamrock ($1.1 million per year until 2001)
& Steve Austin earned over $6 million in 1999.