Picture Credit: X/WWE

Picture Credit: X/WWE

WWE, owned by TKO Group Holdings, announced that WrestleMania 40 became the most-successful and highest-grossing event in the illustrious history of the pro-wrestling company. The Showcase of the Immortals drew 145,298 fans across two nights at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia this past weekend from all 50 states in the USA and 64 countries worldwide.

WrestleMania 40 broke the gate record for the WWE from last year’s event by 78 percent. The viewership for WrestleMania 40 increased 41 percent across both nights versus the record-setting audience from last year.

In the realm of social media, WrestleMania 40 was the most socially viewed WrestleMania event of all-time, with more than 660 million views from fans over two days. The YouTube channel of WWE, which had recently surpassed 100 million subscribers recently, had its most-viewed day in channel history on WrestleMania 40 Sunday, bringing in more than 67 million views in the space of 24 hours.

Notably, in the main event of WrestleMania 40 Sunday, Cody Rhodes put an end to the 1,316-day title run of Roman Reigns, pinning him to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, becoming the first member in Rhodes Family to achieve the monumental feat. Apart from the competitors, some of the big stars in WWE, involved in this match, contested under the Bloodline rules, were Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa, John Cena, The Rock, Seth Rollins, and The Undertaker.

The WrestleMania weekend in itself was record breaking for the WWE, with its weekly shows, Raw and SmackDown, at the Wells Fargo Center, drawing the largest gate in their respective histories. NXT Stand & Deliver PLE was the most-attended NXT event of all-time, with 16,545 fans in attendance in Philadelphia.