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There’s money to be made. WWE is the biggest wrestling company in the world by several laps. It’s a billion dollar company and stretches all over the world with big shows coming up in Australia and Saudi Arabia. That means there’s quite a bit of money to be made worldwide and the people who make the most are at the top of the company.

There was enough money to do this.

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In a new corporate filing, WWE has declared the salaries of some of its top corporate members. This includes the top names in the organization, including Vince McMahon, George Barrios, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. The filing includes numbers from 2016, 2017 and 2018. Here are the numbers, with transcription courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com:

* WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon was paid $1,400,000 in 2017. He was paid $1,325,000 in 2016 and will be paid $1,400,000 in 2018

* WWE Co-President George Barrios was paid $783,510 in 2017. He was paid $764,400 in 2016 and will be paid $870,000 in 2018

* WWE Co-President Michelle Wilson was paid $791,044 in 2017. She was paid $771,750 in 2016 and will be paid $870,000 in 2018

* WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul Levesque (Triple H) was paid $650,000 in 2017. He was paid $606,375 in 2016 and will be paid $684,125 in 2018

* WWE Executive Producer & Chief Global Television Production Kevin Dunn was paid $909,560 in 2017. He was paid $909,560 in 2016 and will be paid $925,000 in 2018

* Shane McMahon was paid performance fees and royalties of approximately $1.3 million for his work as a performer and SmackDown Commissioner in 2017

* Stephanie McMahon was paid $2.2 million in 2017 for her role as RAW Commissioner on TV and her role as Chief Brand Ambassador

* Triple H was paid $1.5 million in 2017 for his role as a performer, in addition to the corporate salary mentioned above

Below is the overall compensation, which includes salaries, stock awards, non-equity incentive plan compensation and other compensation:

* WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon received $3,087,537 in 2017 and $3,071,600 in 2016

* WWE Co-President George Barrios received $1,943,808 in 2017. He received $4,311,056 in 2016

* WWE Co-President Michelle Wilson received $1,962,637 in 2017. She received $4,317,617 in 2016

* WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul Levesque (Triple H) received $3,223,716 in 2017. He received $3,993,417 in 2016

* WWE Executive Producer & Chief Global Television Production Kevin Dunn received $2,306,369 in 2017. He received $4,637,652 in 2016

Opinion: This kind of thing never stops amazing me. At the end of the day, it’s a wrestling company and the top bosses are making millions of dollars a year to run the place. WWE has gone to heights that almost no one could have ever imagined and it’s the biggest wrestling company on the planet. I’m not sure how much bigger they can get, but that’s been the case for a long time now.

That’s so much money that it belongs….in a bank.

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Which of these surprises you the most? Who is the most important corporate name for WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the History of the WWE Championship.

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