Well, AEW owner Tony Khan meant it when he commented on wrestlers having better schedules following the Double or Nothing PPV. All Elite Wrestling is certainly WWE’s largest competitor right now, offering higher salaries and a lighter schedule to wrestlers while giving the fans more entertaining content, and a more diverse roster at the same time. When asked about the schedule and pay of wrestlers, this is what the President of AEW had to say:
“I don’t wanna run down guys with too many dates or too much time on the road. I feel really positive about what we’re doing in terms of taking care of the guys. We have great management and the guys we’re focusing on, Cody and the Young Bucks, they are very, very hands-on with the talent. And I’m sure, for us, the kind of people we’re bringing in, they’re gonna contribute to the company in a number of ways. I think that, yeah, there is a package, a competition package, and a health care package that could be available.”
When Cody talked about better salaries and a brighter, more secure future for the pro-wrestlers, it was believed that the EVP of the company was just talking about the promotion up. The figures, however, seem to back up his claim, bringing AEW across as a legitimate option not just for the fans, who are fed up of the predictable booking patterns of WWE, but also the wrestlers, who are guaranteed to have better pay for a lighter schedule, along with health care.
The most successful AEW wrestlers have multi-million dollar contracts, and even though the “sport” may not be as popular as it was earlier, wrestlers still can make a fortune. Check out the net worth of Young Bucks here.
Finally, let’s see the numbers
Every WWE and AEW professional wrestler make a lot of money. In fact, according to Business Insider, the highest-paid male WWE wrestler, John Cena, gets paid $10 million, and others, like Brock Lesnar, get paid $6.5 million. According to some interviews of Tony khan and Cody, AEW also gives salaries similar to what WWE pays their main roster. But some new wrestlers can be paid less than a million-dollar. We will publish a list of all wrestlers with there salaries and net worth when AEW officially releases the same. Meanwhile, you can check out the complete list of the AEW roster here.
Checkout Top 10 Highest Paid Wrestlers of AEW
10. PAC: $2 million
He was being paid a salary of $2 million because he is one of the skilled and best Pro Wrestlers. In 2012 to 2015 he was wrestled in WWE NXT, where he won the NXT tag team championship twice and WWE Cruiserweight Championship twice. He also won several championships outside WWE.
9. Young Bucks: $2 million
Young Bucks are the backbone of AEW, they are awesome. There are a lot of tag teams in AEW, but this is one, who got success in attracting new fans and grow AEW. They both are the best high flying wrestlers with several skills. Afterall they are executive vice presidents of AEW, All Elite Wrestling believes in Young Bucks, they paid him $2 million.
8. Lucha Bros: $2 million
AEW’s other tag team The Lucha Brothers, consisting of brothers Pentagón Jr. and Fénix. Lucha Bros made a name in Impact Wrestling in just one year. The Lucha Bros have been tag team champions of MLW, Impact Wrestling, PWG, and twice in their home promotion AAA. With such a beautiful dynamic of charisma and innovative offense, The Lucha Bros have earned their rightful place at the top of the tag team mountain. AEW paid them $2 million for salaries.
7. Nyla Rose: $2 million
The first transgender woman to win a world title in a major US wrestling promotion “AEW”. She has not any big background in pro wrestling, but Nyla Rose has been praised for her athletic ability and strength in the ring, and this was another barrier she broke in her professional career. AEW gave a chance to her and she is not AEW’s women champion.
6. Dustin Rhodes: $2 million
Hmm, another biggest name from the Pro Wrestling industry. For your kind information, he plays a vital role in AEW, he is a coach and a wrestler in All Elite Wrestling. He made his name in WWE and TNA impact wrestling with his skills and attire. AEW believes in legends, they signed Dustin Rhodes. He got a salary of $2 million.
Also Read: WWE Wrestlers Salaries 2020 (Latest Updated)
5. Brandi Rhodes: $2 million
Do you know this year’s list of highest-paid wrestlers of WWE? There is Becky Lynch in the 6th position having $3.1 million salaries. Brandi Rhodes is Chief Brand Officer of AEW, and she got a salary of $2 million.
4. Cody Rhodes: $3 million
Rhodes is a multitalented man, American professional wrestler, promoter, businessman, and actor. He builds his position in AEW, and he is executive vice president of AEW. Everyone knows that he plays a major role in the AEW business. AEW paid $3 million to Cody.
3. Kenny Omega: $3 million
Omega is a skilled, and best pro wrestler, he was one of the good faces in WWE. AEW got Kenny Omega is the best thing ever for their success. I know there happens a mixed reaction from fans when superstars exit WWE. Omega plays a key role in AEW, so AEW paid him $3 million.
2. Chris Jericho: $3 million
Jericho is the best Pro Wrestler in every sense. Because of him, AEW got a new start, after all, he was the WWE wrestler, and AEW still needs WWE superstars. Chris Jericho reportedly signed a three-year deal with All Elite Wrestling this week. According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio.
1. Jon Moxley: Approximately $6 million
Dean Ambrose is the highest-paid wrestler of AEW. Not only AEW, but whole Pro Wrestling universe believes in Jon Moxley. Dean Ambrose AEW signing was one of the biggest achievements for AEW, that’s why AEW paid this biggest amount to Jon Moxley. For your kind information, he was paid about $2.2 million during his time as Dean Ambrose in WWE. Also Read: This year’s WWE highest-paid wrestler is not Brock Lesnar, then who is he?
Most of the wrestlers have a 3-year contract with AEW. Though AEW has not released any statement about the salary of their superstars, the list above was made by thorough research and careful observation of various rumors, interviews, and podcasts. Some of the salaries mentioned above will be what the superstar will be getting per year for the duration of their contract. Some professional wrestlers make more money than others due to their mainstream appeal. Working in movies, TV shows, or getting sufficient screen time is what a talented superstar needs to become a household name. Once that happens, it is these superstars who draw the fans into the stadiums for every event, this being the main reason for their fat paycheck. Though any wrestler on AEW will earn handsomely, it is not easy to become a pro-wrestler at all, leave alone the chance of getting into AEW.
AEW Wrestling Salary
All Elite Wrestling paying a high amount of money to Wrestlers. For your kind information, Cody Rhodes also revealed a piece of great news in an ESPN radio interview. He indirectly said AEW’s highest-paid wrestler is Chris Jericho. Promotions don’t announce this type of information, so this is a little hard to say that, who will be a highest-paid wrestler in AEW, Jon Moxley, or Chris Jericho. In the below link I tried to give my best on the Highest one.
SportNewsWale(SNW) was launched on July 1, 2018, with a mission to provide precise & frequent news updates, hard-hitting analysis, and constructive media reviews from the multiple realms of Pro-Wrestling universe to inform and entertain Pro-Wrestling fans around the globe. We know that this is not a perfect list of the salaries of AEW wrestlers, but this is because the company hasn’t released this information. We will update this list soon, as our research is going on. So, stay tuned, and be sure to visit SportNewsWale for the latest pro-wrestling content!