WWE WrestleMania 40 proved to be an unprecedented success for WWE, as the company celebrated record-breaking achievements across various metrics. In a press release issued on Tuesday, April 9, WWE hailed WrestleMania 40 as the most successful and highest-grossing event in its storied history.

One of the standout achievements of WrestleMania 40 was its monumental gate, which shattered previous records by an astounding 78%. Held at Lincoln Financial Field over two nights, the event drew an impressive 145,298 attendees from all 50 states and 64 countries worldwide, solidifying its status as a global phenomenon.

In addition to its remarkable gate, WrestleMania 40 also experienced a substantial surge in viewership, with a 41% increase across both nights compared to the previous year’s record-setting audience. This surge in viewership was mirrored by a significant uptick in merchandise sales, which soared by more than 20% compared to the previous record set at WrestleMania 39.

Moreover, WrestleMania 40 made waves in the sponsorship arena, featuring the first-ever ring mat sponsorship with PRIME Hydration. The event also hosted WWE World at WrestleMania, in partnership with Fanatics Events, which became the highest-grossing and most-attended fan event in WWE history.


On the social media front, WrestleMania 40 broke records as the most socially viewed WrestleMania of all time, accumulating over 660 million views over the two-day extravaganza. Additionally, WWE’s YouTube channel experienced a historic milestone on WrestleMania 40 Sunday, garnering more than 67 million views in 24 hours, marking the channel’s most-viewed day in its history.

The success of WrestleMania 40 extended beyond the main event, with Friday Night SmackDown at Wells Fargo Center drawing the largest gate in SmackDown history, while Monday Night Raw at the same venue recorded the largest gate in Raw history. Furthermore, NXT Stand & Deliver achieved its own milestone as the most-attended NXT event ever, with 16,545 fans in attendance at Wells Fargo Center.

Highlighted by the highly anticipated in-ring return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Cody Rhodes’ triumphant victory over Roman Reigns, WrestleMania 40 will be remembered as a historic event that set new benchmarks for WWE and the wrestling industry as a whole.

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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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