WWE Issues Press Release Touting Record-Breaking Success Of WrestleMania 29

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WWE issued the following press release late Sunday evening, April 7, 2013:

WRESTLEMANIA® SHATTERS RECORDS

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – April 7, 2013 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced tonight that became the highest grossing live event in its history and broke the record for MetLife Stadium’s highest grossing entertainment event. WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $12.3 million, as 80,676 fans from all 50 states and 34 countries converged on MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The event is broadcast around the world on pay-per-view in more than 100 countries and 20 languages.

The previous MetLife Stadium record for an entertainment event’s gross revenue was a U2 concert on July 20, 2011, which grossed $8.9 million. This is the fourth consecutive year that WWE broke the host venue’s record for the highest-grossing entertainment event.

“On behalf of the great state of New Jersey, I want to thank all of the fans that came from around the world to beautiful MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 29,” said New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. “WWE put on a show like no other and electrified the capacity crowd.”

“WrestleMania came home and had an incredible impact on the entire New York/New Jersey region,” said John P. Saboor, Senior Vice President of Special Events, WWE. “We want to thank our fans as well as our public and private sector partners for their support. We now turn our attention to the Big Easy for next year’s historic 30th anniversary of WrestleMania.”

WrestleMania 30 takes place on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Ticket information will be announced later this year.

Top Five All-Time Attendance Records at WrestleMania:

1. 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, March 29, 1987

2. 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2013

3. 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, April 1, 2007

4. 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012

5. 74,635: WrestleMania 24, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, March 30, 2008

  • http://www.facebook.com/BNB248 Brian Bird

    Wrestlemania 3 your record may never be broken

    • fatneal

      when they go to jerry world that record will be broken

    • http://www.facebook.com/jacob.rael.9 Jacob Rael

      Too bad that record is bullshit

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/April-Kaulitz/100002509905409 April Kaulitz

    i can’t believe the rock had to loses to that the yellow wiggle John cena

  • tebayass

    that 12.3 million should be incorrect because they really need to refund lots of people who bought the online stream and simply could not watch it because they were not be able to broadcast it!

    • ddp

      online streams crashed is it?

  • Reality

    I hate it when the business is good while the event doesn’t deliver