Vince and Linda McMahon will be getting a salary this year, after not doing so in 2005 and 2006, according to the April 23 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (click here for subscription information).
In 2007, Vince will reportedly make $850k and Linda will earn $500k — lower than the last time they had a salary. In the past, the McMahon family, as primary stockholders in WWE, were making over $40 million per year in dividends anyway. Shane and Stephanie did earn a salary in 2006.
In the latest WWE financials, which covered the final eight months of 2006, total salary for talent was listed at $16 million, which Meltzer notes may just be downside guarantees, not taking into account merchandise, etc.