Despite fan apathy over the creative direction, the actual business numbers for WWE Wrestlemania 32 are shaping up to be huge, and record-breaking for not only WWE but all of professional wrestling.
According to Dave Meltzer, WrestleMania at AT&T Stadium in Dallas had just over 85,000 tickets out for almost $13.5 million, both breaking all-time pro wrestling paid attendance (1992 SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium) and gate (2015 WrestleMania in Santa Clara’s Levi Stadium) records.
WWE is expected to announce a number north of 100,000 for fans, although this is likely to be a worked number.
Other promotions are also seeing sell out crowds for the DFW area over Wrestlemania weekend.
Ring of Honor has two shows both with over 1,400 in tickets sold. Evolve has sell outs with over 1,000 ticket. Other shows doing well include Walemania, Jim Ross’s show and of course the WWE shows. WWE sold out both NXT shows as well as the Hall of Fame 2016 ceremony.
As far as the secondary market goes, at press time, the cheapest ticket for NXT’s network special is $245, which has come down this week.
For the NXT tapings the cheapest ticket is $149. For the Hall of Fame, it’s $40 (the interest in the Hall of Fame this year is way down from the past), and for WrestleMania, it’s $16 for the standing room party passes because there are tons of them on the market. But for an actual seat in the stadium it’s $165. For Raw, it’s at $105.
Tags: wrestlemania 32, WWE
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter