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How much do WWE superstars earn? Top wrestler's salary leaked - and it'll make your eyes water

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Have you ever wondered how much your favourite WWE star makes?

Well, thanks to a leak, we now know exactly the amount one of the greatest performers takes into the bank each year.

Legend Dolph Ziggler returned to the SmackDown Live ring earlier this week for the first time since December, when he gave up his US Championship title.

Now Ziggler, who came out at No.30 in the Royal Rumble last month, has signed on the dotted line for a new two-year deal with the company, amid rumours he was ready to quit.

The two-time World Heavyweight champion was in fact always ready to sign and you can see why as he became the third highest paid fighter in WWE.

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According to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated , Ziggler will be remunerated to the tune of $1.5million a year, or just over £1m.

Only icons Brock Lesnar, who takes home $12m after bonuses, and John Cena have a higher base salary than the 37-year-old.

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Dolph Ziggler, whose real name is Nicholas Nemeth, has been a member of WWE for 13-years.

Barrasso also confirmed that UFC legend and WWE newcomer Ronda Rousey is working on a superstar mixed tag team match at Wrestlemania in April.

Rousey's partner, who she has given an order of preference of The Rock, Kurt Angle, Shane McMahon or Seth Rollins, will take on Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.

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