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- WWE issued the following press release tonight touting WrestleMania 28:

MIAMI, Apr 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE® WWE +0.34% announced tonight that WrestleMania XXVIII set three records. With a sellout crowd of 78,363 fans from all 50 states and 36 countries, the annual pop culture extravaganza became Sun Life Stadium’s largest attended event and highest grossing entertainment event in history. Grossing $8.9 million, it was also the highest grossing live event in WWE history. The event was broadcast around the world on pay-per-view in more than 105 countries and 20 languages.

The previous Sun Life Stadium attendance record was 77,912 for the BCS National Championship in 2005. Its highest grossing entertainment event was U2 on June 29, 2011, grossing more than $7.5 million. WrestleMania XXVIII surpassed the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania in Houston, which grossed $7.2 million. This marks the third consecutive year WrestleMania broke the gross entertainment event record of the host venue.

“WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami-Dade County was an incredible event for WWE. WWE would like to thank our loyal fans, as well as the public and private sector partners for their tireless efforts to help make WrestleMania Week such a success,” said John P. Saboor, Senior Vice President of Special Events, WWE. “We now look forward to building on these achievements as we head to MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania XXIX next year.”

WrestleMania XXIX will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Ticket information will be announced later this year.

  • BoneCrusher

    I have sceen every wrestlemania to date. I have been to 3 of them since Wrestlemania 23 including last night. I’ve got to say, that was the best PPV they have done in a long while. For me, the biggest dissapointment was Rock vs Cena. I wish they would have put the Rock up against someone like Randy Orton. At least Orton and him could have put a better wrestling match than that Hug fest that match turned out to be. And for all you HHH vs Undertaker haters, that was the best match of the night. If you’re not down with that, then I got two words for ya: Piss off

  • ogitchida

    ROCK WINS ROCK WINS ROCK WINS !!!!!!!!!!! ALLLLLLLLLLLLL THE PG BITCHES ARE HATING TODAY !!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

  • Houndy

    WM28 broadcast seen in 105 countries by millions…but fewer than 500 people actually paid for it or weren’t clever enough how to watch for free.

  • Not cool

    The Rock is a BIG reason why. Younger talent should be thanking him instead of complaining. They just made a nice little bonus to their checks because of him..

  • Buncha Ballrubbers

    I think they should make Stephanie McMahon-Leveque’s boobs the world champion! Everyone, including the Divas, would love to get their hands on that!

  • Jon-Jon

    I don’t see how anyone can complain about the card, other than Bryan/Sheamus debacle. That was literally the one thing that pissed me off about the entire show. I wanted Cody to win, but he didn’t. So what? At least he actually got to wrestle! #MiamiScrewjob

  • Pig

    Punk vs. Jericho was decent…could have been much better.
    Rock vs. Cena was a losing proposition either way…but Rock winning was wrong.
    HHH vs Undertaker……I dont ever want to watch that again. Zzzzzz
    Team Teddy vs Team Johnny…..left to take a dump and it was over by time I returned.
    And please quit booking those lip syncing porch monkeys. 20 minutes wasted before Rock vs. Cena letdown.

    Not the best of PPV’s.

  • This Guy

    If WWE had Austin and Lesnar on the card as well, you can imagine how much the PPV buyrate would of been

  • Jon-Jon

    That arena was nowhere near sold out. There were thousands of seats left in the nosebleed section.

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