The showcase of the ticket sales. WrestleMania 37 was a special show for a variety of reasons, as things changes in a big way this year. The biggest change of all was WWE finally having fans back after thirteen months of mainly empty buildings. That is the kind of thing that can shake up the company in a big way and that is what it did here. Now we know some more details about how big of a deal it was.
In addition to bringing back some much needed energy to the company, WrestleMania 37 also allowed the company to bring in some money that wasn’t just based on television contracts or online merchandise sales. That might not seem all that important, but WWE can always use some extra money and some of the figures they brought in are rather impressive.
According to Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston, WWE sold 40,806 tickets over the course of two nights (20,172 on the first night and 20,634 on the second night). These sales produced a combined live gate of $6.2 million ($3.058 million on the first night and $3.187 million on the second night). These numbers are from the Tampa Sports Authority, the government body that oversees sports in the city. WWE announced both nights at 25,675 people, which could be correct including free tickets.
The people saw a heck of a pair of shows. Check out what went down:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that can make for some interesting discussions, but most of all, it shows that there are people who are ready to go to shows and spend money. That is a great thing to see for both WWE and the fans, as it serves as a little taste of what there is to come. I’m curious to see when WWE can go back on tour next, as the company will have the chance to make a lot of money if given the chance.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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