This previous weekend was an eventful one for WWE, with the corporate not solely internet hosting its largest occasion of the yr, but in addition signing a take care of media firm and expertise company Endeavor. Following final evening’s post-show press convention, Chief Content material Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque, the corporate issued a press launch relating to the success of WrestleMania 39.
WrestleMania 39 evening one drew 28% extra viewers than the earlier document, and evening two drew 33% extra viewers worldwide. In complete, the two-night present generated $21.6 million in ticket gross sales, a rise of 27% over the corporate’s earlier document. WWE bought 20% extra merchandise than final yr, setting a brand new document, and endorsement income doubled its earlier document, grossing greater than $20 million.
The occasion was additionally successful on social media, garnering “greater than 500 million views and 11 million hours of video consumption” over the course of Saturday and Sunday. That’s a 42% improve from final yr’s WrestleMania 38.
With WrestleMania 39, WWE continues to set new benchmarks by way of income and recognition of dwell occasions. The corporate’s two earlier dwell premium occasions, Elimination Chamber and Royal Rumble, set new information by way of gate income. The numbers that WWE launched not too long ago little doubt performed a task within the firm’s income. $9.3 billion valuation A deal is because of shut within the second half of this yr, for them to hitch Endeavour.