The WWE World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling Championship which was established in 1963 by the WWWF. This is the oldest Championship of wrestling organization. This title is currently being defended on both Raw and SmackDown. We all know it is not only about only worldwide fame by joining wrestling but it is about money in wrestling carrier by joining WWE, Raw, and Smack-down. Average wrestler gets more than $150k annually. Wrestling is considered as one of the most popular and highest paid sport.
The WWE Championship was introduced in 1963 and which was the first won by "Nature Boy. In 1983 the WWF decided to end their cooperation with the NWA. After 7 year in 1990, the title was renamed as WWF Championship.
These are the top all-time favorite WWE World Heavyweight Champions Payroll:
Brock Lesnar: ($2 million)
Lesnar is currently earning $2,000,000 in 2016. He is a retired American mixed martial arts fighter and professional wrestler who fight in the WWE.
Brock won the NCAA Heavyweight title. He was IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Japan Pro Wrestling. Also, In WWE, he was 3 times WWE Champ. Brock had some legendary battles with Kurt Angle and Triple-H.
After several years in the WWE in 2007 he collapsed fully on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and now he is former UFC World Heavyweight Champion. In 2012, he returned at the WWE.
Bryan Danielson: ($200k without bonus)
Bryan Danielson is an American professional wrestle who fights in WWE where he is a member of The Wyatt Family. After he turned against Bray Wyatt, he returned in a Steel Cage match against the tag team The Usos. In 2016 his salary per year is $200k.
John Cena: ($5 million)
John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor and rapper. In WWE, Cena won 23 Championships so far, of which 15 world titles and 4 tag team titles. He won the WWE Championship 11 times and is still the record holder. He total deserves $5,000,000. We all love him.
He got Cena a Slammy Award for the "superstar of the Year" in 2009, 2010 and 2012. He made his debut in film industry by doing movie “The Marine” He performed main role in this movie and earned $900k from this movie. Later he appeared in several movies such as 12 Rounds, Legendary and few more.
Randy Orton: ($2.45 million)
Orton is a professional wrestler from the third generation. His grandfather (Bob Orton) ,his father "Cowboy" Bob Orton, and uncle Barry O were all professional wrestlers. He has amazing talent and considered in “A” class wrestlers who has payroll of $2,450,500.