WrestleMania 33 was a huge success in Orlando and reportedly set an attendance record of 75,245. On top of that, the card was a huge success with Roman Reigns “retiring” The Undertaker, Seth Rollins defeating Triple H and A.J. Styles taking down his boss, Shane McMahon, in a thrilling match.
And finally, WWE announced that WrestleMania 33 set a record in revenue at $181 million:
— WWE (@WWE) November 15, 2017
It’s a slight increase from the $170 million revenue that WrestleMania 32 generated which was also reported to be a record. Both ‘Mania 32 and 33 were major jumps from the WrestleMania 31 revenue of $139 million.
With WWE’s audience consistently increasing globally, it’s no surprise that they continue to set WrestleMania revenue records. The Grandest Stage of Them All is among the largest sporting events every year and only continues to grow more in popularity around the world.
The stacked card could also be attributed to the record-breaking revenue for WWE. Many knew they had to tune in for what was probably ‘Taker’s last match against Reigns considering The Deadman set his Legacy with “the streak” at WrestleMania.
On top of that, having Rob Gronkowski come out of the crowd to cost Jinder Mahal in the 33-man battle royal had to spike some ratings. As were other top-notch matches that included Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin, Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt, and John Cena and Nikki Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse.
WrestleMania 34 is set to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans – the same venue that hosted the event in 2014. New Orleans got $142.2 million in “economic impact” from WrestleMania 30, so the stars are aligned for WWE to surpass its revenue record once again.
We still don’t know what storylines and matches are set to occur leading up to WrestleMania in 2018. Of course, WWE will have to make the card as strong as 33’s if they hope to break the record once again.
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