That’s what matters most. Wrestling is a lot of things and that can make it very fun. It can be a cross between action, drama, comedy, romance and of course athletics, but it is also a business. While it might be forgotten from time to time, wrestling companies are trying to make money. That has been a lot harder than usual as of late, but WWE has done something to change that issue.
We are just starting to come out of the Coronavirus pandemic but there is a very long way to go. The same thing is true in wrestling and WWE in particular. Last weekend the company did bring things a bit closer to normal by having fans in attendance for WrestleMania 37, marking the first time live fans had been around in over a year. That means a lot, and there is an aspect of it that has been overlooked.
According to Wrestlenomics Radio, WWE made approximately $10 million in ticket sales at WrestleMania 37. WWE reported 51,000 fans for the shows over two nights and assuming 40,000 of those fans paid at an average price of $250, which goes along with the average price WWE has charged, the company would bring in $10,000. The company did not announce a gate for the show, as they have done in the past.
WrestleMania 37 marked the first time that any significant number of fans had been in attendance for a WWE show in over thirteen months. NXT has had a small number of fans for their television shows and AEW has allowed a little over a thousand fans to attend their events since last year. There is no word on when WWE will allow fans back full time, though it is not expected to be until the second half of the year.
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It was a heck of a weekend. Check out how things went for WWE:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that might not be as thrilling as everything else that WWE does but it is certainly important to what they are doing going forward. Having a nice and likely profitable weekend of money coming in should do some good and could give them something to build from. I’m not sure when things are going to be back to normal, but at least they had one good weekend.
WWE has been doing what they can to keep things going and they have managed to navigate the pandemic fairly well so far. That has been a lot problems to get around but they have somehow made it work. The company can make money when their circumstances are normal and while this weekend was not the first of many, it is the kind of thing that gives them a bit of a boost.
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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