8 Highest Paid AEW Wrestlers (January 2022)

AEW has attracted massive names from the wrestling industry since its inception

AEW has been steadily climbing the ranks to become a respected name within the wrestling community. The company has slowly been bringing the grit back into the wrestling scene that has been missing for a while. In just a few years since its inception, AEW has attracted massive names from the wrestling industry like Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley (Formerly WWE’s Dean Ambrose), and Matt Hardy. In fact, AEW played a monumental role in the return of CM Punk to the world of wrestling. While AEW wrestlers do not earn as much as some of the WWE superstars, they still make a sizeable income from their time with the company. Have you ever wondered who the highest paid AEW wrestlers are? Today, we will take a look at 8 of the highest-paid AEW wrestlers on the current roster.

Highest Paid AEW Wrestlers List – Jan 2022

1. Jon Moxley

Earnings: $ 6 million

With an annual salary of $6 million, Jon Moxley is the highest-paid wrestler signed with AEW. The AEW star previously worked in WWE as Dean Ambrose. However, Moxley was not happy with how his character was being handled in the company. His stint in the AEW could not be any different. He is currently one of the biggest stars in the company and also has the freedom to wrestle in the independent circuit. During his time with the WWE, Jon Moxley managed to snag the WWE Championship as well as the Intercontinental Championship.

2. Chris Jericho

Earnings: $ 3 million

The ayatollah of RocknRolla is basically a pioneer for AEW at this point. Jericho joined the ranks of AEW when it was just trying to find its footing in the wrestling scene. With an annual salary of $3 million, Chris Jericho is comfortably one of the highest-paid wrestlers in AEW. He was also previously signed with the WWE and has also worked with promotions such as ECW, WCW, and NJPW. Apart from wrestling, Jericho is also a prominent name in the music industry. He is a member of the American heavy metal band Fozzy. In fact, his current AEW theme was created by the band.

3. Kenny Omega

Earnings: $ 3 million

Kenny Omega is a huge name in indie wrestling who surprisingly never signed with WWE. He was known for his time with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) when he held several titles including the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Omega was also a part of the Bullet Club stable. Omega has been a part of several wrestling promotions on the independent circuit. These included DDT Pro-Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling, and many more. The former AEW World champion is also the executive vice president of AEW alongside Cody Rhodes. His annual salary is $3 million.

4. Cody Rhodes

Earnings: $ 3 million

Cody Rhodes is one of the highest-paid wrestlers in AEW alongside Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega with a salary of $3 million. The veteran wrestler was formerly signed with WWE where he was a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Rhodes also tag-teamed with his brother Dustin Rhodes a number of times in WWE. They wrestled as The Brotherhood, The Rhodes Brothers, and Gold and Stardust for the promotion. He now serves as the executive vice president for AEW while also performing for the brand.

5. Brandi Rhodes

Earnings: $ 2 million

The wife of AEW executive vice president, Brandi Rhodes serves as the promotion’s Chief Brand Officer and commands a salary of $2 million. Brandi began her career with WWE in the FCW territory. She also worked as an announcer for the promotion under the name Eden Stiles. Moreover, she has also worked with promotions like Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and World Wonder Ring Stardom.

6. Dustin Rhodes

Earnings: $ 2 million

The other Rhodes brother Dustin Rhodes has also joined up with the rest of the family in AEW. The wrestler was previously signed with WWE but is now one of the highest-paid AEW wrestlers. He previously worked under the moniker of Goldust and was quite popular amongst WWE fans at one point in time where he won over 15 championships. However, Dustin now wrestles and coaches at AEW alongside his brother.

7. Nyla Rose

Earnings: $ 2 million

Nyla Rose wrestled on the American independent circuit from 2013 to 2019. She worked for promotions such as Women Superstars Uncensored, Pro Wrestling Zero1, and Sendai Girls’ Pro Wrestling. Nyla went on to become the first transgender woman to win a world title in a major American promotion with AEW. Besides wrestling, Nyla also starred in the 2016 TV series, The Switch.

8. Lucha Bros

Earnings: $2 Million

The tag team of Lucha Bros is one of the highest-paid in AEW. Consisting of Lucha Brothers Penta El Zero M and Rey Fenix, the Lucha Bros previously wrestled in Impact Wrestling where they held the World Tag Team Championship. In addition, the two have also wrestled in the independent circuit for Major League Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and The Crash.

 

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