The Saudi Arabian influence over WWE booking is about to hit new heights, with a staggering $20m offer for The Rock to appear next April as the WWE Champion.
As reported by The Dirty Sheets many months ago, the WWE are keen to have Roman Reigns vs The Rock at WrestleMania 35. However, The Rock is about go from being offered $4m to appear at WrestleMania, to being offered $24m to do two shows in 3 weeks next April. This could even increase to $26m if The Rock holds on to the Championship in Saudi Arabia and drops the Gold at SummerSlam.
This staggering amount would far surpass anything any wrestler has ever made. Both John Cena and Steve Austin previously had very successful years in the WWE, where both earned over $10m a year, whilst Brock Lesnar has earned over $4m a year throughout his run since his 2012 return. However, nobody has come close to earning over $26m for 3 matches.