Becky Lynch was absent from WWE television since May of last year but that changed after she made her shocking return at WWE SummerSlam. Her return was a controversial one after she decimated Bianca Belair to win the Smackdown Women’s title in 26 seconds. It seems she and other WWE Superstars are underpaid.
Working in WWE is seen as a dream for many and a lot of fans believe that all their talents are paid handsomely for it. However, it seems that might not be the case.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the athletes in most sports franchises generally make 50% of the revenue the franchise makes. In WWE’s case, that number is less than 10%
Meltzer stated that the likes of Becky Lynch and even Roman Reigns are underpaid by WWE. This was brought up after liv Morgan accused Becky Lynch of being “greedy” on Monday Night RAW.
“Becky Lynch is underpaid. There is not one person on this roster who is not greatly underpaid. Including Roman Reigns, and including Brock Lesnar for that matter.
Based on, if you were in any sport, and the amount of revenue that you draw, the amount of revenue that you generate, when you’re talking about the percentage that the WWE guys get as compared to, even the UFC fighters, who are terribly underpaid.
How much is a reserve lineman on an NFL team generating? Nothing, but, because the players play the game and the players are the game, they get 50%. So an unknown NFL player is still making a lot more money than Drew Gulak, just for an example.
They’re all greatly underpaid based on sports standards. Forget the NBA, those guys make incredible money, but on any sports franchise, they’re getting rougly 50% of the revenue. In WWE it’s under 10%.
“So you could put everyone’s salary up five times and then you’re getting the level where you would be equal to the other sports. And if you did that, the company would still be wildly profitable.””
It was also said that those within WWE felt using the latest slew of releases in promos was in bad taste. It is unlikely WWE will change how they conduct their business anytime soon.