Brock Lesnar has already broken the record as the longest reigning World Champion of the modern era and is undefeated in singles matches since November 2016. The current Universal Champion has been one of the faces of the company for the past few years and has signed a lucrative contract that ensures that he is always paid well for his work.
Up until recently, Lesnar was on a fixed term contract, but right now he is paid per appearance and according to a report by Dirty Sheets, he earns around $127,000 every time he appears on WWE TV.
This means that even when Lesnar doesn’t wrestle as part of a show and is only seen standing next to Paul Heyman, he is still earning more than any other star in the company.
Lesnar defends his Universal Championship against Roman Reigns at SummerSlam next weekend and it’s reported that for that match he will earn $637,000 before bonuses.
Add this to the fact that the Champion already earns the same amount per year for WWE to use his likeness in merchandise and advertising and it makes sense that the company don’t bring Brock back very often, he’s expensive.
SummerSlam is believed to be the final match on Lesnar’s current deal since he signed on for two more matches after WrestleMania and both matches he will have faced Roman Reigns.
His future still remains unclear but if he is able to retain his title at The Biggest Party of the Summer then it couldn’t be safely assumed that he has extended his agreement with the company especially given the fact that he has recently opened up a storyline with Raw General Manager Kurt Angle.