WrestleMania 32

WWE issued the following press release on Thursday:

WRESTLEMANIA® BREAKS MORE RECORDS

Stamford, conn. – April 7, 2016 – In addition to setting a new attendance record of 101,763 fans, which led to the highest-grossing live event in WWE history at $17.3 million, WrestleMania also broke records for digital and social media engagement and merchandise sales.

Digital/Social Media

· WrestleMania 32 was the most social event in WWE history, according to Nielsen Social with 2.5 million mentions on Twitter throughout the day and 1.3 million mentions during the broadcast alone, an increase of 50 percent and 18 percent year-over-year, respectively.

· WWE-related content saw more than 250 million video views across WWE.com, WWE App and social media during WrestleMania Week, an increase of 122 percent year-over-year.

· WrestleMania set data usage records, totaling 8.6TB on the AT&T network. This set a new record for data traffic at AT&T Stadium, an increase of 36 percent over the data traffic during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in 2015.

WWE Network

· WrestleMania reached 1.82 million global households on WWE Network alone, making it the most-watched WrestleMania in history, with pay-per-view data still forthcoming.

· WWE Network subscribers viewed 21.7 million hours during WrestleMania Week or 12 hours per subscriber during the week. This compares to 15 million hours last year, a year-over-year increase of 45 percent.

Merchandise Sales

· WWE generated a record-breaking $4.55 million in WrestleMania merchandise revenue, an increase of 37 percent or $1.2 million, from last year’s previous record at WrestleMania 31.

11 COMMENTS

  1. The only record it broke was being the most mediocre WrestleMania ever. The only thing that prevented from being the worst ever was three Hall of Famers showing up,The Rock winning,The André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal,and the WWE Championship Match.

  2. Did u actually just say the battle royal and the rocks match were highlights….. Now wrestling funny everyone has an opinion and that is OK……but yours is so retarded its an exception this is the single stupidest thing ever

  3. I also included the three Hall of Famers (Shawn Michaels,Mick Foley,and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin) and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match. The ATGMBR was ok despite the fact that I wanted Mark Henry to win and seeing the Rock (my favorite wrestler of all time win a match at WrestleMania (despite being 6 seconds and against Erick Rowan) was good enough to give it a meh (but WrestleMania 32 was still bad for other reasons).

  4. no offence….but you are a total tool… I mean holy s*** I accept mania wasn’t good for some people I massively enjoyed it….. but you picked pros the total opposite from what they were….

  5. “No offence but you are a tool… I mean holy s*** I accept mania wasn’t good for some people I massively enjoyed it….. but you picked pros the total opposite from what they were….”. You’re calling me a tool when you said you enjoyed it?! I can respect your opinion but calling me a tool isn’t making your first nor last statment any better and you lose some points. Between Charlotte winning the WWE Women’s Championship,New Day,AJ Styles losing,and Zach Ryder winning the Intercontinental Championship (really) and it didn’t help that The Miz won it the next night (seriously?!). All of those fact are all I need to support my case as to why I considered it to be Mediocre. It isn’t the worst WrestleMania (29 is) but it comes very close. Let’s just agree to disagree.

  6. id have to say that this was the worst parts of the night, not the best. it was decent to say the least. A lot better than i thought it was going to be. WWE hit a home run with the lack of “Big Name” talent they had to work with in my opinion

  7. I also have to respectfully disagree with you…Wrestlemania 29 was the worst one? It was bad, REALLY bad, but not THE worst by any means. WM 27 was by far the worst one! When you have the Miz coming & leaving as champion along with Michael Cole & Snooki filling time wrestling, you’ve creatively failed as a wrestling company. WMs 11 & 16 (WM 2000) were abhorrently bad as well along with WMs 8, 9, & 28 which were also pretty lousy.

  8. Eh, Network subscriptions always spike around Wrestlemania time. Let’s see how many continue to subscribe in the following months. As for merchandise sales (on site I’m assuming) compared to WM 31, it’s also 101,763 fans this year compared to 76,796 last year so a mere $1.2 million increase actually isn’t that much at all. Mathematically it only amounts to slightly more than $1 spent per fan.

  9. The reason I hate WrestleMania 29 was because at the time it was The Rock’s last match and they only made The Rock WWE Champion at the 2013 Royal Rumble just so he could lose it to John Cena and the fact that they contradicted themselves from 2012 by saying “Once in a Lifetime” only for it to turn into a “Twice in a Lifetime” in 2013 and to boast John Cena’s image. As far as WrestleMania 27 goes it’s right behind 29;Michael Cole winning and The Miz retaining the WWE Title was just awful,but Snookie I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt. The other WrestleManias you’ve mentioned I consider them to be guilty pleasures and I respect your opinion on them.

  10. well to be fair most of those 12 hours were the preshow and event. add the hof and the rest of the time could be filled by hhh v ultimate warrior from wrestlemania 12

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