Since the beginning of the WWE, women have served various roles throughout the company. It wasn’t until the 1990s that the company started to refer to them as “divas.” The women who earned this title were either mangers of the WWE Superstars, ring announcers, or wrestlers themselves.
In 2016 though, the WWE stopped referred to the women as “divas” and started calling them “women superstars” or just “superstars.”
These women superstars are proving that wrestling isn’t a sport where just men can be successful. They’re making strides in the company, and are helping draw in big crowds for the live matches!
We were curious to see just how much some of the top women made. Their net worths and salaries didn’t disappoint. Some of the women have made some serious dollars throughout their career!
Lilian Garcia may have wrestled just one match in her career but she is still considered one of the greatest women in the company’s history. She’s been with the WWE since 1999, and aside from taking a two year break in 2009, she’s been with the company longer than most!
You’re probably wondering, if Lilian doesn’t wrestle then what exactly is she doing? Well, she’s best known for delivering ring introductions for all the WWE Superstars! She’s basically become an icon whose name corresponds with the WWE.
Her salary has been kept under wraps but, she is supposedly worth $6 million. That’s pretty impressive!
After signing her contract with the WWE in 1996, Terri Runnels (better known by her ring name Marlena) stayed active with the company for eight whole years. She served as her husband Goldust’s valet from ring to ring for a number of years.
Eventually, she became a major component in “The Bizarre Ones” act. She later served as manager for several other stranger acts the WWE had, including “The Hardy Boyz, Meat, Saturn, and Raven.” Eventually, she changed careers and became a backstage interviewer.
She continued to extend her WWE contact. At one point she was even the WWE Hardcore Champion. In 2004, she left the company.