Maven holds the honor as the first Tough Enough winner back in the early 2000s. He won the first season and won a WWE contract. He was in WWE from 2001 to 2005 and had one of the most memorable moments in Royal Rumble history when he eliminated The Undertaker with a dropkick. Now it appears he revealed how much he earned for his entire WWE run.

Maven was largely used as a midcard performer, but always managed to have great feuds with the likes of The Undertaker, Chris Jericho, Shelton Benjamin, and more.

While speaking in his latest YouTube video, Maven broke down his career WWE earnings. He explained the differences between “downside guarantee” and “pay sheets” and then disclosed he earned $800K for his entire run in WWE.

“The first ever downside guarantee I ever signed, right after Tough Enough, was for $50,000.


How much did I make in my best year? Right around $430,000. That was my best year on pay sheets. That was a year I remained injury free, that was a year I was on one all the house shows, the overseas trips, pay-per-views, I had a good storyline. The writing staff really utilized me for the entire year. The key to that is remaining injury free. The moment you get injured, the moment you go back to your downside guarantee, you don’t have the possibility of earning this much.

What was my worst year? A year that, for more than two-thirds of the year I was nursing a broken leg, and my downside guarantee being at $75,000 at the time, a little over $80,000. That was my worst year.

About $800,000.”

Maven was a part of the professional wrestling world as he was competing in the Figure Wrestling Federation. Triple H also previously spoke to Maven about hisWWE return. We’ll have to see if that will ever happen in the future.

What’s your take on this story? Are you surprised by this much money? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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