WWE is going through a booming period in the company’s history, so they have a lot of money to spend, especially on top tier talent. Now, we have new details on what WWE considers a top tier deal at this point.
In 2020, it was reported that Edge inked 3-year deal with WWE. The amount of money he was getting wasn’t noted, but it was reported to be a tremendous number.
Ringside News reached out to inquire about CM Punk’s new contract with WWE. Although specifics of that deal were not disclosed, we did receive an interesting response when we asked if WWE’s new deal with Punk is close to what Adam Copeland received.
We were told that WWE had Edge under a three-year deal worth $3 million per year. He had limited dates as well, but in today’s climate that is no longer considered anything close to the top.
“Edge’s deal in WWE, 3 million a year, 3 year term, limited dates is no longer considered a massive deal in WWE. The pay scale in WWE is much higher than has been reported. There is very big money in WWE for certain top tier performers.‘
We previously reported that WWE and Adam Copeland were far apart on money when they were talking about a deal that would keep him in the company. This led to his departure, and he eventually settled in AEW with a much bulkier schedule.
We do not know how much Tony Khan offered Adam Copeland to come in, but it is possible that he gave him a bigger deal than WWE offered him, and that would mean more than $3 million per year.
Keep checking back with us here at Ringside News for more on this story, and so many more in the pro wrestling business. You never know what will break next, especially when big money contracts are in play.
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