If you think the only thing that matters in the WWE is top notch pro wrestling, you are sadly mistaken. As CM Punk – oops, I mean CM Quitter — once said, “Here’s the truth about the WWE. It does not matter if you are the best wrestler, it does not matter if you are the best talker, it does not matter if you are the best overall performer and it does not matter if you make Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler look like amateur hour, there is a glass ceiling and nobody is allowed to break it”.
You might hate CM Punk for calling WWE “fake” and pretending to be a UFC fighter, but there’s a lot of truth to what he said in that promo. The only way to break that proverbial glass ceiling is by putting butts in seats, selling out arenas and making Vince McMahon’s wallet fatter. As long as you do that, the great evil Mr. McMahon will make sure that you stay filthy rich long after you’ve put on your last show in a WWE ring.
The following is a list of the 10 richest WWE superstars who have not only broken, but shattered that glass ceiling.
10. The Undertaker ($16 Million)
For 25 years, this man has made the WWE ring his own yard. Perhaps that’s the reason he makes more money in one match than most of the entire roster does in a full year. The Phenom has earned the luxury of bagging a six figure pay by occupying that special spot in the Wrestlemania card every single year.
We will probably never see anyone garner the amount of respect and popularity that WWE’s resident Deadman has attained over the last couple of decades. He is arguably the most recognizable pro wrestling figure of all time and continues to amaze and entertain fans all around the world ‘til this very day.
The Undertaker has not aged very well and it is pretty clear to all of us that the current run he is in is pretty much his final one. Once his legendary career is over, the Undertaker can rest in peace with $16 million in the bank.