World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a huge money-making wrestling endeavor. It has existed since the early 1950s and was founded by Vincent J. McMahon. With WWE, the industry has capitalized on the pageantry of wrestling as well as the skills of the wrestlers too.
In 1913, Josef Smejkal became the first professional wrestler in the world. Wrestling’s first Golden Age began a number of decades later when wrestling emphasized looks and gimmicks alongside the moves. All of this went on to create an industry worth a billion dollars.
Throughout its time, WWE has created lots of household names, all with their own persona and attributes that bring attention (as well as money) through their mix of entertainment and sport.
The range of fortunes varies considerably between WWE wrestlers. In this article, we’ll explore the ten most lucrative pro wrestlers in WWE history.