WWE brought Money in the Bank and SmackDown to the O2 Arena in London. Those shows broke records, but numbers were late getting out due to the 4th of July holiday. Now, we know those numbers.

During the post-Money in the Bank press conference, Triple H made an exciting announcement, revealing that the event had broken records as the highest-grossing arena event in WWE history. The electrifying atmosphere continued the following night, as SmackDown also achieved its own milestone by becoming the highest-grossing SmackDown episode to date.

WWE further confirmed these remarkable achievements in a press release, stating that the combined gate revenue from Money in the Bank and SmackDown exceeded an astounding $5.4 million. These record-breaking figures were generated from the unforgettable shows held at the iconic O2 Arena in London, England.

Friday Night SmackDown at The O2 Becomes Highest-Grossing SmackDown


STAMFORD, Conn., July 5, 2023 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Money In The Bank, which emanated from The O2 in London on Saturday, became the most-successful and highest-grossing Money In The Bank of all-time. Notably, Money In The Bank set a new record for highest-grossing arena event in WWE history and Friday Night SmackDown from The O2 became the highest-grossing SmackDown of all-time. The weekend generated a combined gate of more than $5.4 million.

Money In The Bank (MITB) also set new records for viewership, sponsorship, merchandise and social media:

Viewership jumped 17 percent from last year’s record, and surpassed the last U.K. premium live event – Clash at the Castle – by 30 percent.

Sponsorship revenue was up nine percent versus the record set in 2022.

MITB marked the highest-grossing arena event for venue merchandise in WWE history.

MITB set a new record for On Location fan experience packages, becoming the highest-grossing non-WrestleMania event ever.

The event became the most social Money In The Bank of all-time, with video views of the Bloodline Civil War match reaching 40 million in the first 48 hours –a 4X jump from the top clip at Night of Champions, Jimmy Uso super-kicking Roman Reigns.

Additionally, Friday’s episode of SmackDown on Fox drew 2.51 million total viewers, up 17 percent versus a year ago, and was No. 1 in the 18-49 demographic with a .7 rating and 897K total viewers, up 39 percent versus a year ago.

We will have to see if WWE breaks any more records in the months to come. They are certainly doing big business. Only time will tell what they can boast about next time they run a big event.

WWE had massive shows in London for Money in the Bank and SmackDown. Do you think London will get a WrestleMania? Sound off in the comments!

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