A day after one of the most controversial finishes to a WrestleMania main event ever, WWE announced that WrestleMania 39 was the most successful and highest-grossing event in company history. Over two nights, the event, which took place in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, set new records for viewership, gate, sponsorship, merchandise and social media.
Other accolades of the two night WrestleMania include Night 1 surpassing the existing global viewership record by 28 percent. Only for Night 2 of WrestleMania 39 to surpass the existing global viewership record by 33 percent. The total gate over both nights was more than $21.6 million, breaking the previous record by 27 percent. WrestleMania 39 also broke all-time sponsorship and merchandise records for the company. WrestleMania 39 became the most social WrestleMania of all time, with over 500 million views, and 11 million hours of video consumed over the two days. The final attendance over the two days was 161, 892.
The Undertaker’s 1 deadMAN SHOW Returns This August and November
The WWE announced today that legend and hall of famer, The Undertaker, will be bringing his critically acclaimed UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW back for a few select dates in August and November. The show has the Undertaker in a small, intimate setting, sharing never before heard stories from his Hall of Fame career. Audience members will also get a chance to ask the Deadman questions, a level of interaction rarely available during his active career. Previously, the show sold out venues in Nashville, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Antonio and London.
The new tour kicks off Thursday, August 24th at the Kentucky Center-Bomhard Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. Additional shows will take place Friday, August 25th in St. Louis, Saturday, August 26th in Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday November 9th in Indianapolis, Friday November 10th in Cleveland, and Saturday, November 11th in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the upcoming UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW tour will go on sale Friday, July 21st at 10am local time. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include premier seating and a meet-and-greet with the Undertaker, will be available for each show as well. Go to wwe.com for more information.
Friday Night Smackdown Returns to The Alamo City This Fall
The AT&T Center, in conjunction with World Wrestling Entertainment, announced this morning that Friday Night Smackdown would be returning to San Antonio on Friday, October 20th. The Smackdown brand is led by Undisputed Universal Champion, The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns and WWE Woman’s Champion, Asuka. Also, on the show you can expect to see superstars such as The Usos, US Champion, Austin Theory, LA Knight, Damage CTRL, The LWO, and many more. The last time the WWE was in San Antonio was for the Royal Rumble at the Alamodome back in January.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 14th at 10:00 am. Tickets will be able for purchase at ticketmaster.com or ATTcenter.com. For presale access, click on the AT&T Center’s All Access Newsletter and click on “Sporting Events.”
Pittsburgh gets Payback, WWE Style!
WWE announced today that WWE Payback, A Premium Live Event, will originate from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 2nd. This marks the first PLE to emanate from Pittsburgh in 5 years. The last time WWE used the Payback name for a PLE, Roman Reigns defeated Braun Strowman and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Triple Threat Match to win the Universal Title. That was the beginning of the historic title reign that Roman is still in the midst of, currently.
Tickets for WWE Payback go on sale Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. on the Ticketmaster app or website. You can learn more about registering for pre-sale opportunities on the WWE website. You can also find out about WWE Payback Priority Passes through exclusive partner On Location at https://onlocationexp.com/wwe/payback-tickets. The WWE Payback Priority Passes offer fans the chance to be ringside, pre-show hospitality, appearances by WWE Superstars, and ringside photo opportunities.
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