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WWE announced Thursday that WrestleMania 29 set a record as the highest grossing event in company history, earning $72 million. The figure is up from the $67 million grossed by WrestleMania 28 last year.

WWE issued a press release stating that the show will once again exceed 1 million pay-per-view buys worldwide. A preliminary estimate revealed to Variety show that WrestleMania 29 will reach 1.2 million buys on pay-per-view, less than the record 1.3 million sold for last year’s event. However, it was noted that the number could still increase.

Highest Grossing WrestleMania® Ever

STAMFORD, Conn., April 25, 2013 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 29, held Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, grossed an excess of $72 million, the highest grossing event in WWE history. In addition, WrestleMania 29 will once again exceed 1 million global pay-per-view buys and attracted a sold out crowd of 80,676 fans from all 50 states and 34 countries at MetLife Stadium.

New Orleans, Louisiana will be the site of next year’s WrestleMania, which will take place Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ticket information will be announced later this year.

  • david

    Austin vs punk would smash the records easily!!

  • d_pooch

    Right, you’d think inflation would factor in. I mean, naturally you’re going to make more when you keep raising the price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angel-Zapata/1766274620 Angel Zapata

    ted danson is right. corporations are no different. wwe thinks people are suckers.

  • Dan

    How much of the record amount of money it made is down to the fact that the cost of the PPV went up significantly?

  • Ted Danson

    Just because something makes money does not make it good
    Lil Wayne is a perfect example

  • Ted Danson

    Regardless of how many buys they got still doesn’t mean that they delivered. That just shows that the mass population of people are stupid because they can get tricked into buying a boring Rock vs Cena match for the second time making it the most predictable main event in Wrestlemania history.
    They gave us a rushed poorly put together show that is suppose to be their biggest event and it didn’t even come close to giving people that feel.
    Both matches were no where near great and not even considered match of the night or the match that stole the show.
    They don’t care what the fans want
    They only care if they give them money.

  • d_pooch

    Actually, they just proved to themselves that Rock vs Cena could draw money again (at least this is how they are viewing it). So yes, they are going to look at the numbers, not listen to everyone’s opinions.

  • Ted Danson

    Too bad the highest grossing Wrestlemanis did not deliver.
    Clear proof right here that WWE only wants your money and thats it
    They can’t talk about about what a good Wrestlemania they had just the money. I bet in their own crazy minds they actually think both Rock vs Cena matches were 5 star math of the year candiates.

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