At the start of April, WWE hosted its annual professional wrestling banquet which is known as WrestleMania. The WrestleMania 39 Payouts installment of the event took place at SoFI Stadium in Inglewood, home of the Los Angeles Rams, who won the Super Bowl in the same stadium last February. And to say the show was a success would be an understatement of WrestleMania 39 Payouts?.
Head of Creative at the company, 14-time world champion Triple H, announced weeks out from the show that it was already the highest-grossing WrestleMania of all time, even before the show sold out. Naturally, all the tickets were eventually sold and the two-day extravaganza secured its sport in the history books.
Triple H, real name Paul Levesque, announced that the company grossed more than $21m at the box office. The company also raked in an additional $20m in sponsorships for the big show.
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1. Philadelphia Licks Its Lips
It is unclear as of right now how much the city of Los Angeles and its neighborhoods garnered courtesy of their city hosting the money-spinning showcase. Last year, WrestleMania took place in Arlington’s 100,000+ capacity AT&T Stadium. Three months after the event, the mayors of Dallas and Arlington, namely Eric Johnson and Jim Ross, announced that WrestleMania generated $206.5m for those two areas.
With the City of Angels being considerably more expensive than those two Texan cities, it’s highly likely that this year’s money generated will surpass that figure.
While it is unclear how much WrestleMania 39 Payouts generated for Los Angeles, when the city hosted Super Bowl LVI, that particular sporting spectacle generated $2bn for Tinsel Town. While it is unlikely ‘Mania generated anywhere close to that, one thing that is for certain however is that the city of Philadelphia, which hosts the 40th installment of WrestleMania next spring, will be rubbing their hands together.
2. What Went Down at WrestleMania?
In the main event at the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns ensured that his record-breaking 950+ day reign as the king continued when he defeated 2023 Royal Rumble match winner Cody Rhodes. Many fans of professional wrestling as well as online bookmakers had made the challenger the favorite to triumph, with many feeling that WWE had picked the perfect time to end Roman’s reign of terror.
Those expectations were extinguished however when interference from Reigns’ Bloodline stablemate Solo Sikoa nailed The American Nightmare with the Samoan Spike. That distraction allowed the champion to hit Rhodes with the spear and secure victory. The victory was the third consecutive WrestleMania in which the Tribal Chief has successfully defended his crown, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him main event once again next year at Lincoln Financial Field.