Some decades back, wrestling was considered a career path designated only for men. But in recent times, some women have proved that they can equally make a successful career in wrestling. With courage and determination, the WWE Divas have been able to command the same respect as their male counterparts by putting up impressive performances and headlining many events. As a result, many female wrestlers are pocketing tons of dollars as salaries with the richest amongst them pocketing a 7-figure annual salary.
With the increased promotion of the female wrestling events, the WWE Divas have caught the attention of many wrestling fans, yielding more revenue for wrestling promotions in the process, which in turn reflects in their earnings. Here’s a comprehensive list of the top 10 female wrestlers who have made big bucks in salaries and sit on eye-catching net worths.
Top 10 Richest WWE Divas And Their Net Worths In 2020
Net Worth: $1 Million
Annual Salary: $350,000
Date of Birth: September 26th, 1981
Japanese pro wrestler, Kanako Urai who is known professionally as Asuka takes the 10th spot on our list of richest female wrestlers with a net worth of $1 million. She was born in Osaka, Japan on September 26th, 1981, and debuted as a pro wrestler in 2004. Before joining World Wrestling Entertainment in 2015, Urai won many wrestling titles while performing in diverse promotions. They include NEO Tag Team Championship, Wave Tag Team Championship, and Smash Diva Championship.
She has also proved her mettle in WWE by winning WWE Raw Women’s Championship twice, NXT Women’s Championship, WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship, Royal Rumble Match, and Money in the Bank. Asuka pockets a salary of $350,000 per year and has boosted her financial value with her voice acting roles in video games such as WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, and WWE 2K20.
9. Mandy Rose
Net Worth: $2 Million
Annual Salary: $150,000
Date of Birth: July 18th, 1990
Renowned fitness and figure competitor, Mandy Rose joined the World Wrestling Entertainment in the year 2015 after finishing second place on WWE Tough Enough. Although she is yet to have any title under her belt, Rose who was born Amanda Rose Saccomanno in Westchester County, New York on July 18th, 1990 has competed in many championship matches. They include the NXT six-woman Tag Team match, Women’s Royal Rumble, inaugural Women’s Elimination Chamber match, WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, and Money in the Bank match.
She was a main cast in the reality TV series, Total Divas in 2016 and has equally featured in WWE video games such as WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20. Having kickstarted a professional fitness career in 2013, Mandy Rose has appeared in several fitness magazines such as FitFemme, Fitness Gurls, and Fit & Firm. She has additionally won many World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion Competitions including the 2014 WBFF Boston and the 2013 WBFF Diva Bikini Pro World Championship. Mandy has an estimated net worth of $2 million and earns a salary of $150,000 per year.
8. Kelly Kelly
Net Worth: $2 Million
Annual Salary: $280,000
Date of Birth: January 15th, 1987
Barbara Jean Blank (aka Kelly Kelly) is a professional wrestler who has also made a name for herself in the modeling and acting industries. With a net worth of $2 million, the multi-talented pro wrestler that also dabbles as a referee and ring announcer takes the 8th position on our list of top 10 richest female wrestlers. She signed with the World Wrestling Entertainment in June 2006 and has gone ahead to win WWE Divas Championship, as well as the WWE 24/7 Championship.
On the acting scene, the WWE Diva featured in the reality TV series, WAGS LA from 2015-17 and has made guest appearances in Days of Our Lives and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In 2020, she played Amanda in the movie, Disturbing Peace and is among the cast members of Illusion which is set to be released in 2021. Working as a model, Kelly Kelly has appeared on Maxim as a cover girl and equally partook in a photo-shoot for FHM Online.
Net Worth: $2 Million
Annual Salary: $350,000
Date of Birth: June 15th, 1989
Born Pamela Rose Martinez, professional wrestler Bayley came into the world on June 15th, 1989 in San Jose, California. She is internationally recognized for her performances on WWE’s SmackDown brand, having joined the wrestling promotion in 2012. Through her thriving wrestling career, Martinez has gathered an estimated net worth of $2 million and earns a salary of $350,000 annually. At the early stages of her career when she was assigned to the NXT brand, she won the NXT Women’s Championship and eventually moved on to win the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
More so, Bayley has clinched the Women’s Tag Team Championship twice and equally the SmackDown Women’s Championship twice. She became the first female wrestler to win the SmackDown, Raw, WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, as well as the NXT Women’s Championship. As a result, she emerged as the first women’s Triple Crown and Gram Slam Champion. The skilled wrestler has additionally added to her net worth through numerous appearances in WWE video games.
6. Alexa Bliss
Net Worth: $2.3 Million
Annual Salary: $350,000
Date of Birth: August 9th, 1991
Currently performing on the Raw brand, Alexis Kaufman whose professional name is Alexa Bliss debuted as a professional wrestler in September 2013 when she signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 9th, 1991, and has gone on to be ranked among the top 10 richest female wrestlers with a net worth of $2.3 million, coupled with a salary of $350,000 per year. Thus far in her pro wrestling career, Alexa has proved her worth in the WWE women’s division. She has won numerous championships and set new records in the process.
In July 2016, she emerged as the first woman to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship twice. Moving to the Raw brand in the next year, she has claimed the Raw Women’s Championship thrice, thus, becoming the first woman to claim both the SmackDown and Raw Women’s titles. She also emerged as the first two-time winner of the Women’s Tag Team Championship in the history of WWE alongside Nikki Cross. Hence, she became the second women’s Triple Crown Champion.
Alexa added more titles to her name in 2018 when she won the first Women’s Elimination Chamber match, as well as the second Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, and thus, increased her wealth status. From 2015-18, the gifted pro wrestler featured in the reality TV series, Total Divas and has played voice roles in WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, and WWE 2K20 video games.
5. Sasha Banks
Net Worth: $3 Million
Annual Salary: $250,000
Date of Birth: January 26th, 1992
SmackDown Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks was born Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado in Fairfield, California on January 26th, 1992. She is currently signed to WWE’s SmackDown brand and has won a number of championships since joining WWE. Prior to signing with the company in 2012, she was the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Champion. She has gone ahead to prove that her achievements at Chaotic Wrestling were no flukes by winning the Raw Women’s Championship five times.
Together with Charlotte Flair, she headlined a WWE pay per view event in 2016 and the two became the first women to accomplish such a feat in the history of WWE. They also emerged as the first women to win the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Feud of the Year Award. Banks later became the winner of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship together with Bayley in 2019 and she is equally the third WWE Women’s Grand Slam Champion.
The five-time Raw Women’s Champion has an estimated net worth of $3 million and her annual salary is pegged at $250,000. She further augments her financial value through her acting career. She made her TV debut in 2020, appearing as Koska Reeves in The Mandalorian. Like other female wrestlers on the list, Sasha Banks has lent her voice in several WWE video games including WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, and WWE 2K20.
4. Charlotte Flair
Net Worth: $3 Million
Annual Salary: $1.1 Million
Date of Birth: April 5th, 1986
WWE Diva, Charlotte Flair is the daughter of the retired pro wrestler, Ric Flair. She was born Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 5th, 1986. Since joining WWE in 2012, she has established new records which includes becoming the first woman to headline a World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event, a feat she accomplished together with Sasha Banks in 2016.
In addition to winning the Raw Women’s Championship four times, she has won several other titles including SmackDown Women’s Championship (5x), NXT Women’s Championship (2x), and WWE Divas Championship. With an annual salary of $1.1 million, Flair is among the highest-paid female wrestlers. She reportedly has an estimated net worth of $3 million, which she also doubles with her work as an actress and author. She played the role of Heather Rockvear in the TV film, Psych: The Movie in 2017 and has featured in three WWE video games.
3. Becky Lynch
Net Worth: $4 Million
Annual Salary: $3.1 Million
Date of Birth: January 30th, 1987
Although Becky Lynch is the highest-earning WWE female wrestler, she sits third on our list of the richest female wrestlers as she has a net worth of $4 million. She was born Rebecca Quin on January 30th, 1987 in Limerick, Ireland. Becky is one of the biggest and most popular WWE stars and thus, earns a jaw-dropping salary of $3.1 million. She made history in late 2018 when she emerged as the top merchandise seller in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. She also took the 6th position on Twitter’s list of 2019 Top Female Athletes worldwide.
Becky began wrestling professionally in 2002 and has gone on to wrestle in different promotions. Joining the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling, she became the inaugural SuperGirls Champion in 2005 and later signed with WWE in the year 2013. Since then, she has established herself in the wrestling promotion by winning the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship thrice, WWE Raw Women’s Championship, and Women’s Royal Rumble. More so, she is a three-time winner of the WWE Year End Awards, having clinched the Match of the Year Award in 2018 and the Female Superstar of the Year Award twice (2018, 2019).
With her striking performances over the years, the talented pro wrestler has taken the women’s wrestling division to a whole new level as she is currently the sixth highest-paid wrestler in WWE, giving the male counterparts a run for their money. Becky has doubled her income by dabbling as an actress. She appeared in an episode of the popular TV series, Vikings and also scored a role in the action-drama film, Marine 6: Close Quarters. She additionally appeared as the cover athlete of the 2018 WWE video game and has featured in a handful of video games.
Net Worth: $5 Million
Annual Salary: $300,000
Date of Birth: May 27th, 1982
Being born into the famous Hart wrestling family, Natalie Neidhart-Wilson professionally known as Natalya has built a long-term bloomy career in wrestling. She was born on May 27th, 1982 in Calgary, Canada and ventured into wrestling in 2002, debuting for Stampede Wrestling. Having received quality training by her uncles, Ross and Bruce Hart, Natalie moved on to win the Stampede Women’s Pacific Championship, as well as the SuperGirls Championship. She then joined the World Wrestling Entertainment in 2007 and has emerged as one of the longest-serving WWE female wrestlers.
Her over a decade career has been decorated with several titles as the pro wrestler became the winner of the WWE Divas Championship in 2010, and equally the SmackDown Women’s Championship in 2017. As such, she became the first female wrestler to win both championships in the history of WWE. Being ranked among the top 10 richest female wrestlers, Natalya has an estimated net worth of $5 million and earns an annual salary of $300,000. Since 2013, she has been starring in the reality TV series, Total Divas as the main cast. She has also lent her voice in eleven WWE video games. Additionally, she earns from her work as a columnist, having been writing a weekly column about her life and career for the Edmonton Sun and Calgary Sun.
1. Ronda Rousey
Net Worth: $13 Million
Annual Salary: $2.1 Million
Date of Birth: February 1st, 1987
Taking the first spot on our list of top 10 richest female wrestlers is WWE superstar Ronda Rousey. She was born in Riverside, California on February 1st, 1987. Rowdy first made a name for herself in Judo and mixed martial art before taking to wrestling. As a Judoka, she emerged as the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in Judo when she finished third at the Summer Olympics held in 2008, winning a bronze medal. She transitioned to a mixed martial artist at the age of 22 and then went on to bag many titles including Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion and UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
Rousey joined the WWE in 2018, debuting at WrestleMania 34. Soon after, she won her first professional wrestling title; Raw Women’s Championship at Summerslam. She has so far achieved an illustrious wrestling career, having headlined the inaugural WWE all women’s pay-per-view event and thus, became the only woman to headline a pay-per-view event in UFC and WWE. She is also the only woman to have claimed a championship title in both companies. She reportedly earns an annual salary of $2.1 million and has accumulated a net worth of $13 million.
This is not surprising as Rowdy pocketed millions of dollars during her active career in MMA. She made almost $6.5 million from endorsements and prizes between June 2014 and June 2015. She then earned a staggering sum of $14 million in pay-per-view money, media appearances, prizes, and endorsements in 2015. The WWE Raw Women’s Champion has further supplemented her earnings with the paycheck she received for starring in blockbusters such as Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Mile 22. More so, she played voice roles in video games such as EA Sports UFC, WWE 2K19, Mortal Kombat 11, and WWE 2K20.