According to recent data, there are approximately 205 active wrestlers under WWE contract, as of 2020. This does not include wrestlers who are on hiatus due to injury.
WWE’s Current Roster
As of 2020, WWE has a total of 205 wrestlers on their current roster. This number fluctuates as WWE Superstars come and go, but 205 is the number as of right now. That number includes both male and female wrestlers, as well as part-time and full-time wrestlers.
WWE currently has around 80 wrestlers under contract, with 60 of them listed as full-time wrestlers. Of those 60, around half are considered to be active wrestlers, while the other half are either injured or not currently being used on television. WWE’s current roster includes both male and female wrestlers, with a majority of the roster being male. The average age of a WWE wrestler is 36 years old.
In addition to the full-time wrestlers on the WWE roster, there are a number of part-time wrestlers who make occasional appearances. These wrestlers are not under contract with WWE and are free to work for other promotions. However, they often appear at WWE events or on WWE programming because of their popularity with fans. Some of the most popular part-time wrestlers include:
– Triple H
– Brock Lesnar
– Rey Mysterio
– The Undertaker
WWE’s Developmental System
The WWE has a developmental system in place in order to create new talent and to replenish the roster with fresh faces. The developmental system consists of four different brands: NXT, NXT UK, 205 Live, and Mae Young Classic.
NXT is a professional wrestling television program that is produced by WWE. It is broadcast on the WWE Network every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. The show features wrestlers from WWE’s developmental brand, NXT.
NXT began as a development territory for WWE in 2010, with the aim of finding and training new wrestlers for the main roster. It has since grown into its own brand, with its own storylines and championships.
As of 2019, there are approximately 60 wrestlers signed to the NXT brand.
NXT UK is a professional wrestling television program that is produced by WWE. It features both male and female wrestlers from the United Kingdom division of WWE’s developmental brand, NXT. The show is broadcast on the WWE Network every Wednesday at 8 pm GMT.
NXT UK was first announced on December 16, 2016, when it was revealed that WALTER had signed with WWE. The inaugural NXT UK TakeOver event took place on June 18–19, 2018, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. On October 29, 2019, it was announced that Triple H would take over as head producer of NXT UK.
As of March 2020, there are approximately 60 male and female wrestlers signed to the NXT UK brand.
205 Live is a professional wrestling television program that premiered on November 29, 2016, on the WWE Network. The show is exclusive to the cruiserweight division, which consists of wrestlers 205 lb (93 kg) and under.
The show was announced on October 17, 2016, by then-WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins. It originally aired on Tuesday nights after SmackDown Live, but moved to Wednesday nights in April 2018. As of May 2019, the show airs immediately after NXT UK.
The show has been generally well received by fans and critics alike and has been credited with increasing interest in the Cruiserweight division.
WWE’s Retired Wrestlers
The WWE is a publicly traded company with Ashley Grace as its Chairman and CEO. There are approximately 530 employees working for the company as of November 2017. According to the company’s website, there are three different types of wrestlers, which are active, inactive, and retired.
There are a lot of big names that have come through WWE over the years, but not all of them are still with the company. In fact, WWE has a long list of retired wrestlers, many of whom have gone on to other things after their time in the ring.
While some have stayed with WWE in some capacity, others have completely left the world of professional wrestling behind. Here is a look at some of WWE’s most famous retired wrestlers and what they are doing now.
Bret Hart: After a long and successful career in WWE, Bret Hart left the company in 1997 amid the infamous “Montreal Screwjob.” He would go on to have a short-lived stint in WCW before retiring from wrestling altogether in 2000. these days, Bret Hart is an ambassador for WWE and makes occasional appearances on WWE programming.
Ivory: After a successful career as both a singles wrestler and part of WWF’s Women’s Tag Team Champions, Ivory left WWF in 2005. She would resurface in TNA in 2009 but retired from wrestling for good in 2010. These days, Ivory is working as a real estate agent.
Ric Flair: After a decades-long career spanning multiple promotions, Ric Flair finally retired from wrestling in 2012 (although he would make occasional appearances after that). In 2017, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. These days, Ric Flair is reportedly working on his autobiography and making occasional appearances on WWE programming.
WWE has a long list of wrestlers who have left the company over the years. Here is a look at some of the most notable names.
Bret Hart: One of the most popular wrestlers of all time, Bret Hart left WWE in 1997 after a contract dispute. He wrestled for several other companies before returning to WWE in 2010. He retired in 2011 due to health issues.
The Undertaker: A WWE legend, The Undertaker retired in 2020 after nearly 30 years with the company. He was one of the most popular and recognizable wrestlers in the world.
Hulk Hogan: One of the biggest names in wrestling, Hulk Hogan left WWE in 1993 after a contract dispute. He would return to the company in 2002 but was fired in 2015 after racist comments surfaced from a leaked sex tape. Hogan has since been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Randy Savage: Another legend, Randy Savage left WWE in 1994 due to creative differences. He would wrestle for other companies before returning to WWE in 2004. He died in 2011.