$800M WWE star The Rock ranked below Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after shocking social media paycheck revelation worth $1.7M

The Rock also known as Dwayne Johnson is arguably one of the biggest stars in both the wrestling business and Hollywood. The People’s Champion had impressed the WWE Universe with his electrifying personality and overall skills. During his time with the Stamford-based promotion, The Great One achieved various accolades, including winning the WWE Championship.

Despite his significant influence and popularity, Dwayne Johnson earns less from his social media accounts compared to famous footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. This comes as a shocker after The Rock Johnson has earned silver screen fame through various Hollywood franchises such as “Fast and Furious”, “The Red Notice” and “Jumanji” and earned the tag of the most highly paid Hollywood star.

How much does The Rock earn per Instagram post?

For those who may not be aware, famous personalities like The Rock, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylie Jenner, etc., not only earn major paychecks from their professional work but also make huge amounts by posting sponsored content on their social media platforms. Recently, an Instagram post revealed the amounts these famous individuals charged for a single post on their Instagram accounts. These shocking stats ranked The People’s Champion, Dwayne Johnson, in 5th place in terms of earning from Instagram posts.


Taking the first rank is Cristiano Ronaldo, who received a paycheck of around $2.39 million for a single post. He is followed by Kylie Jenner, Lionel Messi, Selena Gomez, and then Dwayne Johnson. According to the report, The Rock earned a paycheck of $1.71 million dollars despite having around 388 million followers on his official Instagram account.

However, regardless of his social media earnings, the influence of The Great One in the wrestling business is undeniable. His impact and legacy in the entertainment industry remain unmatched.

Will The Rock return to WWE as feud with Grayson Waller intensifies?

The last time The Rock appeared on WWE television was during the 20th Anniversary episode of SmackDown on October 4, 2019. Since then, The Great One hasn’t made any appearances on WWE shows. However, it appears that the wait for fans may soon be over. SmackDown star Grayson Waller recently called out The Rock for a Waller Effect segment. Given Waller’s previous segments with stars like John Cena and Edge, the chances of the former WWE Champion making an appearance are highly likely.

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As we are on the road to SummerSlam, there are already reports that WWE is planning for a legend to return and share the ring with Grayson at the Biggest Party of the Summer. Some reports suggest that the legend could be Stone Cold Steve Austin. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see whether The Rock will make an appearance at SummerSlam 2023 to help elevate Grayson Waller’s status in the company.

Rohan Verma

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