It’s nice to know the facts.
WWE recently released its Second Quarter earnings, in which they touted some record numbers and revenues, however, according to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, some other information was released as well, which showed some of the actual recent attendance figures of WWE events.
Based on the numbers that were provided, the paid attendance for WrestleMania 34 was approximately 59,900. However, WWE announced that 78,133 fans were at the show. While there are usually going to be a few thousand free tickets given away, the number would not not 18,000, since the show legitimately sold out in advance.
Generally speaking, the WWE will exaggerate the attendance by about 10,000 to 13,000 for WrestleMania, and if you figure 5,000 free tickets, then the range sounds about right.
The report further states that WrestleMania 32 in Dallas had an exaggeration number of about 20,000, so they could claim that 100,000 people attended the show. However, only 80,709 actually went through the gates.
I actually did not know that WWE did this. While I understand that announcing that more people showed up is a good thing, and not many people will actually know the truth, shouldn’t the company be honest at all times? I’m sure the people who attended the show won’t care how many people actually showed up.
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