WWE News: Official WWE announcement of the highest grossing WrestleMania ever

Apr 25, 2013 - 10:27 AM

WWE issued a press release on Thursday to announce that WrestleMania 29 is the highest grossing WrestleMania event in history.

STAMFORD, Conn., April 25, 2013 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 29, held Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, grossed an excess of $72 million, the highest grossing event in WWE history. In addition, WrestleMania 29 will once again exceed 1 million global pay-per-view buys and attracted a sold out crowd of 80,676 fans from all 50 states and 34 countries at MetLife Stadium.
New Orleans, Louisiana will be the site of next year’s WrestleMania, which will take place Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ticket information will be announced later this year.

Powell's POV: The higher pay-per-view prices didn't seem to scare away buyers based on the preliminary numbers. It's interesting that WWE's official press release lists that the event topped one million buys, but does not list the 1.2 million buy estimate that was given to Variety earlier today. Either way, the reported gross estimates show the event was a major success.

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