Besides wrestling, one thing that WWE superstars do a whole lot of is traveling. Being a wrestler for the WWE is basically liking being in a band that's on tour every week of the year. Even if they only wrestle once or twice a week, they have to travel from city to city and state to state. Even though several superstars go to the same place, they don't all travel together.
Many WWE stars travel by road trip and a lot of them do so on tour buses which allow them to sleep and have plenty of room to stretch out and relax. While some superstars own their own travel buses, others hitch a ride with the ones that do and then, even more, take the same bus together.
Wrestlers who prefer their privacy and alone time often choose to travel by private plane. This privilege is typically reserved for those who have a big contract, or for those who can accord to purchase their own private plane. There are certain advances to travel by plane including spending much less time on their way to the next city so they can train or relax once they get there. Of course, flying is more expensive and sometimes even high flyers in the ring might be a bit scared to fly on a plane.
Many WWE fans come early and stay late to shows to try to catch a glimpse of their favorite superstars as they go on their bus or head to the nearest airport. Check out these WWE superstars who travel on private planes and those who only do road trips.
20 John Cena (Private Plane)
John Cena has been the fact of the WWE for several years even if he is becoming more of a part-time wrestler. He has a yearly salary of $3 million but that doesn't include his 6.25% bonus for merchandise which really adds up. Cena's contract also includes private jet access but that isn't the only way he travels. He also owns his own personal tour bus so he travels by both private plane and road trips. His acting roles and his many other projects private him plenty of income so he could purchase his own private plane if he wanted to.
19 The Miz (Road Trip)
We know that The Miz bills himself as a Hollywood A-lister. The Miz is not only a successful WWE superstar but he has also starred in several movies and now has his own reality TV series with his wife on the USA Network called Miz & Mrs. If you watch that show you know that The Miz likes to save money even though he's doing pretty well for himself. Rather than flying when his family moved from California to Texas, he decided to rent a tour bus. Even though that didn't go very well, The Miz prefers to take road trips because it's cheaper and more practical than flying on a private plane.
18 Alberto Del Rio (Private Plane)
Alberto Del Rio is a former WWE champion who has had success in promotions all over the world. Del Rio has been in the WWE multiple times and always seems to be coming and going for various reasons. He also competes in Mexico so he has to be able to get back and forth quickly which is why road trips don't really work. We know Del Rio prefers to fly because there was an airport incident with him and his former fiance Paige which was reported by TMZ in 2017. He is another one of those guys who promotes luxury and has been known as Alberto El Patron or “The Boss” meaning he's better than other wrestlers and would not be associated with them.
17 Big Show (Road Trip)
The Big Show isn't known as “the world's largest athlete” for nothing. He is actually too big and tall to fit in a rental car and likely has trouble fitting into a plane or jet. Luckily he has his own tour bus that he can fit comfortably in. He also sleeps on his tour bus so he doesn't have to try to fit onto those tiny hotel beds. Big Show has been around for a long time and could demand a private plane but he seems like a more down to earth guy who knows its more practical for him to take road trips in his bus.
16 Sheamus (Private Plane)
Sheamus came on strong when he entered the WWE and won multiple championships in almost no time at all. His success came along with a $1 million a year salary in addition to first class travel arrangements. The Irish superstar goes home once a year for a vacation and he certainly isn't going to go on a road trip and then take a boat. Sheamus is a high flyer out of the ring but more of a brawler inside of it. He prefers to travel by private plane along with his friend and tag team partner in “The Bar”, Cesaro.
15 Mickie James (Road Trip)
Veteran WWE superstar Mickie James was along time fan favorite until she changed her ways later in her career. James seems to be a down to earth type of wrestler who is true to herself. She is actually a country music artist as well and has released a pair of albums. James has toured as a singer and is no stranger to a tour bus. She has traveled the country opening for artists including Montgomery Gentry and Rascal Flats. Mickie James prefers to take a road trip rather than shell out the cash and fly on a private plane. She doesn't seem to be a big enough superstar to earn the travel privileges the top superstars sometimes do.
14 Ric Flair (Private Plane)
Even at his advanced age, Ric Flair remains one of the biggest personalities in the world of professional wrestling. The “Nature Boy” has also been known for living the life of luxury both on screen and off. Flair used to describe himself as a “stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss stealing, wheeling n' dealing son of a gun” among other things. In his early days in the pro wrestling business he likely rode around with the other guys but as he became one of the most successful wrestlers of all time and started to make lots of money he could afford to take his own jet.
13 CM Punk (Road Trip)
Before CM Punk dropped a pipe bomb and quit the WWE to focus on a mixed martial arts career he was well known for riding on his own tour bus rather than flying in a private plane. He described his bus as his “home away from home” and it featured a TV, Xbox, DVR, a kitchen with a fridge and microwave, a bathroom, and much more. The bus also has a master bedroom as well as addition bunks for others who travel with him. Most wrestling fans are still holding out home for Punk to make a comeback to the wrestling business no matter how he travels.
12 Rey Mysterio (Private Plane)
Rey Mysterio is known as a high flyer in the ring, but he's also a high flyer when it comes to transportation. Mysterio has been around for quite some time but is also said to have expensive tastes. He purchased a quite expensive sports car at once point and then paid a lot more money to have it transported to his home in California. He has competed in Mexico quite often so flying seems to be the easiest way to go. When Mysterio was exclusively with the WWE he made $1 million a year in addition to first class travel. For a man with expensive tastes and free travel it only makes sense to fly in a private plane.
11 Kofi Kingston (Road Trip)
Kofi Kingston is another high flyer inside the ring but outside of it, he prefers to take road trips rather than flying in a private plane. Kingston had become known as CM Punk's “road wife” and frequently traveled on Punk's bus. Since Punk left Kingston has become a member of The New Day with Xavier Woods and Big E and the group often travels together. You may see him taking the occasional flight but for the most part, he prefers to stick to road trips to get to his next destination. Perhaps The New Day should get their own tour bus so they could live together as they always seem to do everything in 3.
10 Mark Henry (Private Plane)
The “World's Strongest Man” Mark Henry is actually a former World's Strongest Man. At one point he successfully attempted stunts such as using his strength to pull a double tractor trailer, a semi-truck, and even a C-130 Hercules Plane. It sounds far fetched to image him trying to squeeze into a seat in a vehicle or being stuffed into a coach seat on an airplane. When he competed full time the WWE paid him almost $1 million a year and gave him first class travel as well. Up in first class, he at least had enough room for his massive frame.
9 Michael Cole (Road Trip)
Even though Michael Cole is the main announcer for the WWE, he has been a wrestler in the past. In fact, he is one of the only WWE superstars to be undefeated at WrestleMania. Michael Cole has to do a lot of traveling to get to Monday Night Raw each week and the pay-per-view events every month. He makes a pretty good living but not as much as some of the top superstars do. Cole travels on a bus most of the time and doesn't quite make enough to afford a private plane. The new voice of the WWE can be seen on the highways and byways across the United States each week.
8 Brock Lesnar (Private Plane)
Brock Lesnar is a very polarizing and controversial figure for the WWE. He has been a champion for long periods of time but many don't like him for being more of a part time WWE superstars. Between competing for the WWE and UFC the guy has a lot of money and can basically do whatever he wants. Lesnar has his own private jet so he doesn't have to travel with other WWE superstars. He is known for doing his own thing including showing up late or not showing up at all because he doesn't not travel with the other wrestlers.
7 Randy Orton (Road Trip)
Long time WWE superstar Randy Orton is associated with traveling by bus so much that toy replicas of his tour bus have actually been made. In fact, during the summer of 2018 Orton's bus made headlines because WWE officials asked him to stay on the bus after the show started so the paparazzi would not see him and let it leak out that he was returning to action that night. Orton obliged and stayed on his bus for an hour and a half. He has a day-to-day tour bus that takes him across the country and is fully equipped to keep him comfortable on the road.
6 Kane (Private Plane)
Kane is another one of those guys that has been in the WWE seemingly forever. He actually won an election to become the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee in 2018 but while he was wrestling he made a lot of money and had a lot of perks. As a wrestler, he made almost $1 million per year which included first class air travel and accommodations. Kane competed for 18 years and has also starred in the WWE Studios movie See No Evil. He has also been an on-screen corporate stooge for the WWE and will continue to be associated with the brand that made him famous. Kane is also one of those big men that have trouble fitting in vehicles.
5 Kevin Owens (Road Trip)
Sometimes you can tell the wrestlers who put in their dues on the independent circuit. Those guys certainly didn't travel by private plane and usually, they had to drive themselves from show to show. Kevin Owens is one of those guys. Owens has been successful in his time with the WWE even if he isn't a fan favorite. He used to be best friends with Chris Jericho so he may have taken up some of Jericho's habits as far as traveling by bus. You will find Owens traveling on road trips rather than by private plane even if he “quit” the WWE in a story line.
4 Triple H (Private Plane)
Triple H is a semi-retired WWE superstar but he is very active behind the scenes. He is the WWE's Chief Operating Officer and is also in charge of the WWE brand. Most wrestling fans know that he is married to Stephanie McMahon which makes him the son in law of Vince McMahon. The WWE purchased a 2007 Bombardier Global 5000 corporate jet for $27.5 million which Triple H uses to get from city to city and from the WWE offices to the shows they put on around the world. Triple H gets to use his executive status to fly on the WWE's corporate jet even if he still is a wrestler sometimes.
3 Braun Strowman (Road Trip)
The “monster among men” Braun Strowman's last name came because he made his living as a professional strong man for many years. Now that he is a force to be reckoned with in the WWE, Strowman's travel arrangements can be a bit difficult. He's sort of a cross between the Big Show and Mark Henry. Because he's simply too big for a rental car or to fit comfortably even in a private plane, Strowman is a road trip guy. Like Mark Henry, he can pull tour buses and has had some incredible feats of strength related to vehicles. At one point backstage he even demonstrated his power on an ambulance with one of the strongest female wrestlers in the world Jordynne Grace looking on.
2 Vince McMahon (Private Plane)
If it wasn't for Vince McMahon the wrestling business would likely not be where it is today. He inherited the family business from his father but Vince has revolutionized the business. Behind the scenes, he is responsible for the success of the WWE over the years and he has even competed as a wrestler and won championships. Not only does he own a private jet, he also owns a private yacht. He owns a Bombardier Global 5000 jet and when he isn't flying around he usually travels by limousine. You certainly won't find Vince McMahon riding around on a bus with other WWE superstars.
1 Chris Jericho (Road Trip)
Whether he is wrestling for the WWE of traveling with his rock band Fozzy, Chris Jericho is known for traveling by bus. He's told stories about staying up late at night playing cards with the guys on the back of the WWE tour bus while the more serious guys were up front trying to get some sleep. Most rock bands travel by bus as it's more practical than flying and Jericho is no different. This accomplished veteran enjoys luxury but finds plenty of that on the bus. From time to time he has to catch a flight to Japan to wrestle or overseas for a Fozzy tour but he prefers to keep it on the road.