What Did Shane McMahon Earn For ONE WWE Match In 2022?

Here comes The Money...LOADS of it.

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For winning a fight with Matt Riddle and losing one with the top rope as Brock Lesnar tried to clothesline him over it, Shane McMahon pocketed a whopping $828,000.

The figure was revealed in a recent WWE SEC Filing, which noted that;

"Shane McMahon is the son of Mr. McMahon. In 2022, Shane McMahon was retained as an independent contractor performer by the Company and received an aggregate of approximately $828,000 in connection with such services."

This applies to any matches he was involved in, which obviously only amounted to his controversial and divisive stint in the largely-panned 2022 Royal Rumble main event.


The appearance had ramifications beyond filling McMahon's already-bloated wallet too. His conduct behind the scenes and during the match was deemed untenable by his own Father, with Vince moving to release/fire his own progeny just days after the poorly-received outing.

A monster payday for 'The Money', the Rumble marked a continuation of McMahon's occasional in-ring schedule - one he'd kept up since his 2016 return to the organisation. He wrestled 28 matches for the company between his WrestleMania 32 comeback clash with The Undertaker and the aforementioned Rumble atrocity.


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