Roman Reigns Net Worth & Salary
Last updated on May 8th, 2022 at 11:21 am
Roman Reigns Net Worth: $ 2.2 Million
Roman Reigns Salary: $5 Million
Roman Reigns Net Worth
Being one of the richest WWE superstars, Roman Reigns has a net worth of $2.2 Billion. Considering he has been in the wrestling business for more than 13 years, Roman Reigns currently earns more than other superstars who have been wrestling for longer than him.
A bigger percentage of his income is from WWE, while a small percentage comes from movies. Apart from appearing in The Wrong Missy, a Netflix comedy, Reigns also appeared alongside his “cousin” The Rock, in the critically acclaimed film, Hobbs and Shaw.
Like most wrestlers, Roman Reigns’ passion goes beyond the squared with the wrestler owning a couple of high-end vehicles. Some of the vehicles owned by Roman Reigns include a Mercedes Benz SUV, Corvette Z06 Lamborghini Huracan, Range Rover and a Toyota Fortuner.
Roman Reigns Salary
With an annual base salary of $5 Million, Roman Reigns is the second-highest paid wrestler in the world. Apart from the base salary, Roman Reigns also earns tidy bonuses from PPVs appearances Roman Reigns and additional bonuses from t-shirt sales and TV deals.
Being a main eventer, Roman Reigns not only receives first-class travel arrangements but also sleeps in 5-star hotel suites, all catered for by the WWE.
Roman Reigns’ hefty paycheck can be attributed to his superstar status in the WWE. It’s important to note that not all wrestlers in the WWE receive similar treatment. Roman Reigns made his WWE debut in 2013, earning an annual salary of $227,750 at the time.
After a rather impressive debut, his annual salary went up to $314,000, the following year. In 2015, Roman Reigns was earning well above the $1 million mark. As of 2020, Roman Reigns was the highest-paid full-time wrestler and the second-highest-paid wrestler overall, behind part-timer, Brock Lesnar.
In 2019, Roman Reigns signed a new multi-year deal with the WWE, which meant that the wrestler is expected to stay with the promotion for a few more years. Being the new face of the company after John Cena’s departure to Holywood, Roman Reigns is expected to stay with the company for at least 4 years.
From what we’ve witnessed in the past, Roman Reigns could leave a gaping hole when he decides to pursue a full-time film career before his contract comes to an end. Thus, the company needs to have a backup plan in place as Roman Reigns has already shown interest in pursuing a film career.
A 3-time WWE world champion, Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi widely known by his ring name Roman Reigns, is a renowned professional wrestler and actor, currently signed with WWE. Roman Reigns’ athleticism and in-ring abilities have helped him rise through the ranks and become one of the most successful wrestlers in recent years. One of the highest-paid wrestlers in WWE’s history, Roman Reigns’ star power has seen him take some of the biggest names in the WWE including John Cena, The Undertaker, and Brock Lesnar. A former pro footballer, Roman Reigns began his professional wrestling career after medical tests prevented him from playing in the NFL. Apart from his impressive base salary, Roman Reigns also earns a considerable amount from merch sales, considering he is the highest merch seller in the WWE surpassing fellow Shield member, Seth Rollins and WWE superstar, John Cena.
|Ring Name||Roman Reigns|
|Real Names||Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi|
|Nickname||The Big Dog, The guy, Juggernaut, The Thoroughbred|
|Hobbies||American football, travelling|
|Favourite Wrestler||Bret Hart|
|WWE Salary||$5 Million|
|Net Worth||$2.2 Billion|
Leati Joseph Joe Anoa’i was born on 25th May 1985 to Sika and Patricia Anoa’i. Gowing up in a family filled with many professional wrestlers it was quite clear that Reigns would, later on, join the world of wrestling. Roman’s father was a renowned wrestler who as part of the tag team duo, The Wild Samoans.
Although wrestling was a big part of the family, Roman Reigns took interest in football. After his brief stint with Pensacola High School, Roman Reigns eventually relocated to Escambia High School, where he continued to play football. During his high school years, Roman Reigns won various accolades including the Defensive Player of the Year award.
After an impressive high school career, Josepth Anoi’a eventually joined Georgia Tech. With Georgia Tech, Joe managed to become a three-year starter, earning his first start during his sophomore year. During his senior year, Joe was named team captain. Apart from earning all ACC honours after an impressive 40 tackles and 4 recoveries, Joe was also named the All-ACC captain.
Minnesota Vikings/Edmonton Eskimos
Once again, Joe was impressive during his college years and was drafted into the NFL by the Minnesota Vikings. However, after a team physical, Joe was diagnosed with Leukemia and was released by the team in the same month. After his football career was suddenly cut short, Joe received another offer in no time from the Edmonton Eskimos who feature in the Canadian League.
During his one-year stint with the team, Joe featured in 5 games and earned 3 starts. Joe’s most memorable game with the Eskimos came during their encounter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he delivered 5 tackles and forced a turn-over. After being with the team for only one year, Roman Reigns was once again released.
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Professional Wrestling Career
After signing a contract with the WWE, Roman Reigns would be placed under the company’s developmental territories FCW. After an impressive start, Reigns finally made his first-ever television debut wrestling under the moniker, Joseph Leakee during a 15-man battle royal.
A few months down the line, Reigns took part yet again in another battle royal before joining forces with Donny Marlow in a bid to dominate FCW’s tag team division. The duo unsuccessfully challenged the reigning champions Big E Langston and Calvin Reigns. Reigns were successful in pinning the FCW champion during a one-on-one match.
Despite the fact that it was a non-title match, Reigns had already shown so much promise and it was quite clear that he was going to be one of the company’s brightest stars in the coming years. In February 2012, Reigns once again came out on top in a match that featured Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.
Reigns would ultimately become the new FCW champion after a resounding victory over Mike Dalton. In August the same year, WWE decided to rebrand FCW to NXT. Joe Anoa’i also decided to rebrand himself and made his first NXT debut using the moniker, Roman Reigns.
At Survivor Series, Roman Reigns made his main roster debut alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose at Survivor series. The new team would announce their arrival to the main roster by launching a series of attacks on Ryback and allowing CM Punk to retain his World Championship title. The team would label themselves The Shield and swore to purge out any injustice or wrongdoings in the WWE.
Although the team denied claims that they were working alongside CM Punk, they would constantly appear from the crowd and attack all of Punk’s adversaries including Kane and Daniel Bryan. The Shield would then begin their journey in WWE’s tag team division, with their first match at TLC in a 6 man tag team against Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan) and Ryback. The Shield would register an impressive win in their first-ever main roaster match.
Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose would go on an undefeated streak before finally falling via disqualification in a match against Daniel Bryan, Cena, and Kane. At Extreme Rules, the faction would get their first-ever gold by defeating Team Hell No in a tag team championship match.
After successfully defending their titles in a number of matches, The Shield would eventually team up with “The Authority” which eventually led to a feud with Goldust and Cody Rhodes. On October 14th, The Shield would finally lose their tag team titles to Cody Rhodes and Goldust.
WWE World Champion
After Seth Rollins injured his knee, the World Heavyweight title was left vacant and thus a tournament was created to find a new heavyweight champion. Roman Reigns would first defeat the Big Show, before defeating Cesaro in the quarterfinals.
He then faced Alberto el Rio before defeating Dean Ambrose at the finals to become the new world heavyweight champion.
However, a few minutes after winning the world title, Sheamus would cash in his money in the bank contract, thus putting an end to Roman Reigns’ reign at only 5 minutes. At TLC, Roman Reigns reclaimed his title after registering a resounding victory over Sheamus.
Who is Roman Reigns Father?
Roman Reigns is the son of Famer Sika, a professional wrestler who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. Many wrestling fans will remember Sika for his role in WWE’s tag team division as a member of The Wild Samoans. Sika made his professional debut in 1973 at Stampede wrestling under the duo Wild Samoans.
The duo instantly became a hit due to their sarongs, strange behaviors like eating raw fish, and wrestling with no shoes. While we cannot compare Sika’s accomplishments to that of his son, his impact in WWF’s tag team division cannot be overlooked. Sika married Patricia Hooker with whom they had four children, two girls, and two boys.
Who is Roman Reigns Wife?
Joseph “Roman Reigns” Anoaʻi married Galina Becker in 2014. Galina and Roman Reigns began dating during their college years at Georgia Tech. After dating for a few years, Joseph and Galina would eventually get engaged in 2012.
In her early years, Galina Becker was an accomplished track star, long jump athlete, and record holder, who represented both Georgia Tech and her high-school. In 2004, the couple would wed on a private island somewhere in the Bahamas. Their daughter, Jojo would also be part of this great day. Two years after their colorful wedding, the couple would be blessed with two twin boys.
Is Roman Reigns Related to The Rock?
No, Roman Reigns and The Rock are related biologically. While the two do not come from the same family line they do share a close connection and as a matter of fact, Rock’s grandfather is indeed an honorary member of the family. In the Samoan culture, family goes beyond genetics as bonds formed outside family ties can eventually lead to family relations.
The father to Sika (Roman Reigns father) and Afa, declared that The Rock’s grandfather, Peter Mavia to be his real brother and in the process inducted him into the Anoi’a clan. From here onwards, Sika and Afa (The Wild Samoans) recognized Peter Mavia as their uncle and this is how the relationship between Peter and the Anoi’a family came into existence.
Is Roman Reigns related to the Usos?
Members of the Anoi’a family, Roman Reigns and The Uso’s are first cousins. As a matter of fact, Roman Reigns and the Uso’s spent their early childhood years together even playing for the same children’s football team. Coming from a wrestling family, it was quite clear that Roman Reigns would eventually become a professional wrestler.
Other members of the Anoi’a family include Tamina, Uso Brothers, The Rock, Rikishi, and many others. However, unlike Rikishi and the Uso’s, The Rock is an honorary member of the family. The Uso’s are the sons of Rikishi Fatu, while Roman Reigns is the son of Famer Sika.
Who is Roman Reigns Real Brother?
Rosey was Roman Reigns elder brother. Just like other members of his family, Rosey was a renowned professional wrestler widely remembered for his time with WWE. With the Hurricane, Rosey dominated the tag team division wrestling under the moniker, The Super Heroes.
Like their name suggested, their WWE gimmick revolved around superheroes. The duo would win their first-ever tag team championship with the WWE two years after teaming up after winning their tag team match against The Heart Throbs, William Regal and Tajiri, and La Resistance.