It’s no secret WWE’s 10-year deal with the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia is extremely lucrative for both the company and the performers.
The special guest appearances from part-time performers at the Saudi events are well into seven figures, according to the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
WWE Hall Of Famer Bill Goldberg, who worked Super ShowDown this past June was paid more for one match than his one-year contract with WWE in 2003-2004. Lesnar made between $1 Million and $3 Million dollars for his match, where he lost to The Undertaker.
“At least Goldberg got well into seven for the match with Undertaker,” Meltzer stated “Goldberg’s figure for the one match was considerably more than his one year contract when he came to WWE in 2003-04 ($1 million downside for eight dates per month), but less than his WCW contract ($3 million per year) when he was at his peak.”
Shawn Michaels came out of retirement last year to work at WWE Crown Jewel. It’s not known if he did as well as Goldberg financially for working the match, but a substantial payday would make sense to come out of retirement.
Chris Jericho revealed during an interview with Inside The Ropes last year that he made $100,000 for working The Greatest Royal Rumble match.
WWE is scheduled to return to Saudi Arabia on October 31, 2019 for Crown Jewel.