How much does hiring a WWE star cost to show up at your party?
It’s one thing to see your favorite wrestlers on television in a pay-per-view or weekly show. But meeting them face to face is even more special and exciting. Unfortunately, nothing in life is free. If you want to book an elite-level wrestler for a personal appearance, it won’t be cheap.
Meeting a star tier professional wrestler can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for huge fans. As a result, wrestlers are able to command sizable fees for appearing at parties and events. If you’ve ever wondered how much it would cost to book big-name wrestlers, look no further.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – $500,000 to $1 Million
Dwayne Johnson first rocketed to stardom as ‘The Rock’ in WWE. He went on to parlay that wrestling fame into a lucrative movie career. Now, he’s one of the most bankable movie stars in the world, heading multiple franchises.
As you might expect, hiring Johnson for a personal appearance is top of the list for wrestlers. Booking an appearance from The Rock will set you back anywhere from half a million to a million USD.
Hulk Hogan – $100,000 to $200,000
A legend in the field of professional wrestling, Hulk Hogan was the biggest star during the golden age of the WWE. In the 1980s, he was the babyface hero upon which Vince McMahon built the popularity of what was then called the WWF. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bolea, has gone on to star in movies and television shows. Hogan is probably the only wrestler whom your grandmother can name, such is his popularity.
His legendary status in the world of wrestling means that Hogan commands significant personal appearance fees. Any Hulkamaniacs out there looking to meet their hero will need to cover between $100,000 to $200,000 to set up a meeting.
Brock Lesnar – $50,000 to $100,000
Few professional wrestlers cut as an intimidating figure as Brock Lesnar. The hulking Lesnar was a world-class amateur wrestler before gaining stardom in the WWE. After winning multiple world championships as a professional wrestler, Lesnar set his sights on Mixed Martial Arts combat. Joining the UFC, Lesnar managed to win the Heavyweight championship before injuries derailed his MMA career. Now, Lesnar makes occasional appearances with the WWE, where he’s a major draw.
Brock Lesnar is one of the most popular figures in professional wrestling, and his MMA stint won him additional fans. As a result, he commands one of the highest personal appearance fees, anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000.
John Cena – $50,000 to $75,000
John Cena has been a multiple time world champion in WWE and is one of the most popular wrestlers around. Known for his charity work outside the ring with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cena is known as a good guy. He’s also made several forays into Hollywood, appearing in movies like Trainwreck, Blockers and The Marine.
While Cena’s catchphrase is ‘You Can’t See Me’, you can meet Cena – as long as you can cover his fee. The WWE superstar commands between $50,000 and $100,000 per personal appearance.
’Stone Cold’ Steve Austin – $40,000 to $74,000
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin became the face of the WWE during the Attitude era. His brash persona and flair in the ring made him one of the most popular WWE stars ever. Austin managed to translate his success with the WWE into a film career. With appearances in a number of action movies, Austin is a face recognizable around the world.
Austin is available both as a motivational speaker and for appearances at parties and events. In order to hire ‘Stone Cold’, you’ll need to be able to cover around $40,000 to $75,000 in appearance fees.
The Undertaker – $25,000 per Hour
The Undertaker has been a mainstay in the WWE since 1990 and has been going strong over three decades in professional wrestling. Known for his macabre persona and immense size, The Undertaker is one of the most distinctive wrestlers ever. A WrestleMania mainstay, The Undertaker has won multiple world championships and headlined some of the biggest shows ever.
As a longtime mainstay in the most popular wrestling organization in the world, The Undertaker commands a sizeable appearance fee. He charges $25,000 per hour, which can add up quickly if you want him for an extended time period.
Ric Flair – $15,000 to $20,000
Ric Flair has spent over 40 years in professional wrestling, appearing in WCW, NWA, TNA, and WWE. A sixteen-time world champion, Flair is one of the most popular and revered wrestlers ever. With his signature ‘WOOOO’ yell, Flair fired up audiences who loved his cocky persona and crafty wrestling.
If you want to book ‘Nature Boy’ for your private events or parties, it will cost around $15,000 to $20,000. Flair has experienced some health issues over the past few years. As such, he isn’t always available for personal appearances.
Bret Hart – $10,000 to $20,000
Canada’s own Bret Hart was an accomplished amateur wrestler before pursuing professional wrestling. Hart went on to be a megastar in both the WWF and WCW, winning multiple world championships. While Hart’s departure from the WWF to join WCW was controversial at the time, time has healed all wounds. Known as one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time, Hart is a WWE Hall of Fame member and one of the legends of the sport.
If you’re a fan of ‘The Hit Man’, you can book a personal appearance for around $10,000 to $20,000.
The good news is that if you’ve ever wanted to meet some of the legends of professional wrestling, you can do so. The bad news is that it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. From paying up to $1,000,000 to meet The Rock to $10,000 for Bret Hart, having a professional wrestler at your party or event will make a dent in your finances.