WrestleMania 32 Is Officially The Highest Grossing Live Event Of All Time

A lot happened at WrestleMania 32, and this morning opinions range from “worst WrestleMania ever” to “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.” One thing isn’t up for debate: WWE knocked it out of the park on the business end.

According to ESPN Sports business reporter Darren Rovell, WrestleMania 32 ticket sales generated $17.3 million, topping last year’s record of $12.6 million by a lot. That comes out to around $170 per ticket. Rovell also notes that as of close of business on Friday, Vince McMahon’s share of WWE stock was more than $687 million. I guess that “best for business” stuff is more than just a company line.

WWE’s record-breaking attendance was announced as 101,763, with reports on the actual number ranging from between a legitimate 85-94,000. No matter what, that’s a lot of bodies paying a lot of money to watch pro wrestling.

WrestleMania 33 is set for April 2, 2017, at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.