Report: WWE’s Worldwide Record Breaking Stats Revealed

Report: WWE’s Worldwide Record Breaking Stats Revealed WWE

The extent of WWE’s recent record-breaking has been revealed, and it’s a global phenomenon according to a recent report.

With a recent survey identifying 90 million fans in the United States alone, the appeal of WWE isn’t just restricted to the US.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the last six months have seen WWE “set all-time highs for gate and/or attendance in 57 cities around the world and broken the gate record for each of its premium live events”.

This would include the recent return to Puerto Rico for WWE Backlash which was previously reported as being the “highest-grossing and most-viewed Backlash in company history.”

According to THR’s reporting, “this year’s Royal Rumble in January set a gate record of more than $7.7 million, surpassing the previous high for that event in 2017 by more than 50 percent.”

THR would also report: “With 161,892 in attendance over two nights at the start of April, WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium in L.A. recorded a gate of more than $21.6 million, exceeding the previous record by 27 percent.”

At the J.P. Morgan 51st Annual Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference,   WWE CEO Nick Khan would describe the company as “churn proof” saying:

“We are basically a churn-proof popper property since we go at least once a month with our premium live events, formerly known as pay-per-view.”

He would go on to discuss the partnership with Peacock, which sees them with an audience of 22m paid subscribers, saying that “it’s time to monetize it properly.”

WWE would also claim that “More people identify themselves as WWE fans now than at any time in the history of the research, which dates back to 1994.”

As THR noted, however, there wasn’t a breakdown for “avid and casual” WWE fans.

Following the success of WWE Clash at the Castle in September 2023, which was saw a record-setting live gate, WWE is set to return to the United Kingdom for Money in the Bank on July 1, 2023.

The event will take place at The O2 in London and will also see WE SmackDown taking place the night before.

In September, WWE will also reportedly bring a major live event to India.

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4 months ago by Dave Adamson


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