Wrestlemania 40 broke these five records as a ‘new era’ seems to begin

WWE WrestleMania 40

WrestleMania XL broke all previous marks for gate, viewership, merchandise, fan event, and social media to become the most profitable and successful event in WWE history.

At Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, the event attracted a crowd that broke prior gate records by 78 percent. In actuality, over the course of two nights, 145,298 fans attended WrestleMania 40.

The corporation stated that WrestleMania XL is the most socially viewed WrestleMania in history, with 660 million views in the last two days, and that viewership rose by 41% over the previous year.

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With over 100 million members, WWE’s YouTube channel experienced its highest-viewing day ever on WrestleMania XL Sunday, garnering over 67 million views in a single day.

The record numbers seem to have been influenced by both Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes’ eagerly awaited return to the ring for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

WrestleMania 39 saw a record-breaking increase in merchandise sales of over 20 percent, and WWE World at WrestleMania became the most successful and well-attended fan event in the history of the company.

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Furthermore, the records continued after that. The most recent Friday Night SmackDown at the Wells Fargo Center generated the greatest gate in SmackDown history prior to WrestleMania XL.

With 16,545 attendees at the Wells Fargo Center, NXT: Stand & Deliver was also the most attended NXT event ever.

The Rock provided a significant update on his WWE future shortly after Monday Night Raw scored the biggest gate in Raw history. This occurred just after “The Show of Shows”.

Following the exciting action-packed weekend, John Cena revealed his intended retirement date from the WWE.

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The 46-year-old revealed on The Pat McAfee Show that he would be too busy with filming commitments to make a WWE comeback before Christmas. He also talked about his timetable.

He did, however, express his ambition to make one final run at the WWE in 2025.