WWE WrestleMania 28 Obliterates Company Record for Highest Grossing Event

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IApril 12, 2012

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With WrestleMania XXVIII now in the books, wrestling fans are speculating on how well the event did in overall ticket sales, as well as pay-per-view buyrates.

Some new information has been released on how well WrestleMania 28 did in terms of event sales, and looking at this new information, the company will be celebrating for quite some time.

According to DailyFinance, the WWE grossed $8.9 million dollars in event sales for its latest PPV extravaganza, shattering the previous record of WrestleMania XXV, which had gross event sales of $7.2 million.

This indeed is great news for the WWE, considering there has been much speculation on WrestleMania's estimated buyrate reaching 1.1 millionβ€”well short of the company's alleged target of 1.5 million.

WrestleMania XXVIII set an all time attendance record at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. When 78,363 screaming WWE fans packed the venue to see the great card, and arguably the most anticipated match in WWE history of John Cena vs. The Rock.

That match, along with the Hell in a Cell Match between Triple H and The Undertaker, were the two matches that sold WrestleMania 28 as the must-see event of the year for many wrestling fans.

With WrestleMania XXIX coming from the Garden State of New Jersey, and with speculation of a main event between Brock Lesnar and The Rock headlining the show, hopefully the WWE will topple this new record with and even bigger number for gross event sales.

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