The three highest-paid WWE stars have been revealed with two of them being part-time and one having not been on television in a while.
In 2021, it was reported that Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are both earning over $5 million per year.
In a recent issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), Dave Meltzer revealed that Randy Orton is believed to be the third highest-paid male WWE star.
With Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar sitting at the top of the roster money tree, Randy Orton comes in at third place.
Whether this means that Orton is the same unnamed roster member as previously reported who was on a $4m contract or not is not clear from Meltzer’s reporting.
Randy Orton hasn’t been seen in a WWE ring since May 2022, with his father, Cowboy Bob Orton, suggesting that the Viper may have been told to not wrestle anymore.
Bob Orton did note that “Randy will do what Randy is gonna do”, however.
It was previously reported that Roman Reigns had signed a part-time contract with WWE in 2022.
Previous reporting on Brock Lesnar’s contract in August 2021 indicated that it was a “roughly year and a half contract for at least eight matches.”
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
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