WWE is on a hot streak with fan interest right now, as the company continues to garner big time headlines for their corporate activity. Fresh off of WrestleMania 39, WWE brought SmackDown to Portland, and they had quite a crowd on hand.
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According to a note from Fightful’s paywall, WWE recorded another record gate for SmackDown this week. It was noted that this week’s SmackDown in the Moda Center recorded the highest number for any event in the venue that wasn’t a pay-per-view.
live events reports indicated Smackdown was the highest grossing NON-PLE in the history of the venue for WWE
This week’s SmackDown featuring the fallout after WrestleMania 39 likely brought up interest. That being said, a lot of interest was also on the blue brand this week, especially after this week’s RAW. Fans got their money’s worth in Portland, and WWE made a lot of it.
WWE SmackDown went much smoother this week compared to RAW. Vince McMahon was not in the building, because he was already back on the East Coast. Although Vince did make some minor edits to the show via a call beforehand, he didn’t change anything major.
WWE is getting a lot of attention and recording a surge in attendance. As public interest for WWE grows and the brand merges with the UFC under one publicly traded company, only time will tell how often we will run stories about them breaking records.
What’s your take on WWE’s situation with public perception right now? Are they growing in appeal? Or, are they recording record revenue because ticket prices went up? Sound off in the comments!