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WWE says ‘WresteMania XL’ was the highest-grossing event in company history

Written by on 04/10/2024

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On Tuesday, TKO Group Holdings announced that WWE’s WrestleMania XL¬†extravaganza was the “most successful and highest-grossing event in company history.”

Tickets sold for the two-night event at Lincoln Financial Field in¬†Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were up 78% from 2023’s event, the previous record holder. The 40th installment of WrestleMania drew¬†145,298 people from all 50 states and 64 countries, WWE says.¬†

Further, viewership jumped 41 percent from 2023, what with The Rock‘s tag team victory with cousin Roman Reigns¬†over Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes Saturday night; the appearance of superstars John Cena¬†and The Undertaker; and even stars like the NFL’s Jason Kelce¬†getting in the ring during the weekend’s festivities.

Ultimately, Rhodes¬†beat Reigns to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on Sunday, and the organization says¬†the WWE’s YouTube channel saw more than 67 million views in 24 hours. Overall, the event attracted some 660 million views across social media, the press release said.

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