WWE revealed that Survivor Series, coming straight outta the Allstate Arena in Chicago, has smashed records and sent shockwaves through the wrestling world.

First off, let’s talk viewership. Survivor Series hit a mind-blowing 44% spike compared to the previous record set in 2022. That’s right, folks, more eyeballs glued to the action than ever before!

But it doesn’t stop there. With a whopping 17,138 fans in attendance, this event obliterated the previous Survivor Series gate record set in Brooklyn back in 2021. The arena was practically bursting at the seams with die-hard wrestling enthusiasts.

Merchandise mania reached an all-time high, thanks to an epic collaboration with Fanatics. Survivor Series didn’t just break the premium live event merchandise record—it obliterated it! You won’t believe it, but sponsorship revenue also shot up by a jaw-dropping 24% compared to 2022. The cash registers were singing!


But the pièce de résistance? The prodigal son of wrestling, CM Punk, made triumphant return after nearly a decade away from WWE. And let’s just say, the internet went bananas! Punk’s comeback moment racked up a staggering 71 million views across all platforms, making it the most viral post in WWE history. The WWE Universe collectively lost their minds!

You can check out the full announcement below.


STAMFORD, Conn., November 28, 2023 – WWE®, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), today announced that Survivor Series, which emanated from Allstate Arena in Chicago, set new records for the highest viewership, largest gate and best merchandise sales in the event’s 37-year history.

Viewership for Survivor Series was up 44 percent versus the previous record set in 2022. With 17,138 in attendance, the event broke the previous Survivor Series gate record set in Brooklyn in 2021.

In partnership with Fanatics, Survivor Series broke the premium live event’s all-time merchandise record. Sponsorship revenue was up 24 percent versus 2022.

In addition, the surprise return of CM Punk after nearly a decade away from WWE further drove massive digital engagement. Punk’s comeback moment has more than 71 million views across all platforms, making it the most social post in company history.

Survivor Series 2023 will undoubtedly go down in history as an electrifying, record-shattering spectacle that left fans, sponsors, and wrestling legends alike in awe. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more WWE updates.

What do you think were the key factors contributing to the incredible success and record-breaking achievements of Survivor Series 2023? Leave us a comment below.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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