A bunch of things happened at WrestleMania 32, two weeks ago in Dallas (well, Arlington) and opinions range from “worst WrestleMania ever” (an unfair and whiny exaggeration) to “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen” (also exaggerated). Personally, I thought the show was really good, and the match of the night was — without a shadow of any doubt — the triple-threat match for the WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. Sasha, Becky and Charlotte knocked out of the park, and apparently, so did WWE.
According to ESPN Sports business reporter Darren Rovell, WrestleMania 32 ticket sales generated $17.3 million, beating last year’s record of $12.6 million by a lotat WrestleMania 31. That rounds out to roughly $170 per ticket (and I’ll get to the “x” factor of that equation a little later). Rovell also said that as of close of business on Friday, Vince McMahon’s share of WWE stock was more than $687 million. WWE also broke it’s own near-30-year attendance record of 93,000+ at WrestleMania III in 1987 with an announced 101,763 (which equals “x”) on hand in AT&T Stadium for WrestleMania 32!
One can only image how WWE can top that next year, as WrestleMania 33 is set for April 2, 2017, at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.