In WWE news, John Cena reportedly makes approximately $10 million a year, which is more than what Steve Austin and The Rock ever made, according to the Wrestling Observer.
Some of the most searched terms on Google involve fans wanting to know just how much professional wrestlers, especially those that are in WWE, make on a year-to-year basis. A lot of fans are under the belief that WWE stars all make millions of dollars, while others don’t believe that it is possible for them to be financially secured for the rest of their lives.
John Cena is apparently going to be okay once his in-ring career with WWE is over, as reports have surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion makes around $10 million. Not only does that make him the highest paid regular performer in WWE, but it also makes him higher paid than any year that the Rock and Steve Austin had when they were wrestling.
There’s a certain portion of the internet wrestling community that cannot stand John Cena, so they will believe that he should not be receiving that much money for what he does.
For all the value that John Cena brings to WWE, an argument can easily be made that he is worth every penny of that salary. Some fans might even say that he is a tad bit underpaid.
First and foremost, John Cena is a proven draw, regardless of how people feel about him. There is a good amount of WWE fans that solely attend shows and watch TV because of Cena. That is the reason why WWE always offers fans a refund if they paid for tickets to a live event where John Cena had to cancel due to an injury or other business-related obligations. When John Cena injured his shoulder and underwent surgery, it forced him to cancel on the current tour of India. WWE panicked and immediately added Roman Reigns to help out. While fans in India will still attend the live events since it is something that does not frequently come around for them, many are disappointed that they won’t get to see John Cena.
WWE isn’t just worried about Wrestlemania 32, they’re also worried about the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view. They’re going to need to bring in some surprises for the audience.
Fortunately for WWE, Brock Lesnar had already signed on for the Royal Rumble. If he hadn’t, then management would have begged him to come in as a replacement for John Cena.
One thing that is guaranteed for Wrestlemania 32 is the fact that there are going to be a lot of big names involved at the pay-per-view. That has been a staple since the first show ever.
For the longest time, Steve Austin told his fans that he was not going to be at Wrestlemania 32. Not coincidentally, Austin told fans that he was now 99 percent sure he will now be there. Dwayne Johnson also confirmed not too long ago that he was going to be at Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas, which should provide some relief for WWE executives. Johnson draws big time.
Since Vince McMahon wants Wrestlemania 32 to break the attendance record set at Wrestlemania 3, he might feel inclined to bring in even more big name players to the pay-per-view.
Even though her name value took a little hit after losing her UFC title to Holly Holm, WWE might still contact Ronda Rousey to see if it were at all possible for her to show up.
John Cena is worth more than $10 million, and his absence solidifies that statement.
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