WrestleMania smashed a Superdome record, WWE says

April 7 2014 | Latest News
By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Within hours of WrestleMania XXX's rumble through the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, the WWE issued an announcement declaring box office victory for its marquee annual event. WrestleMania broke the Superdome's record for the highest grossing "entertainment event" at the venue, according to the WWE, which said the wrestling spectacle grossed $10.9 million.

The WWE said the next highest-grossing entertainment attraction yet to take place at the Superdome was last year's Essence Festival.

It was the fifth year in a row that WrestleMania broke its venue's top-grossing event record, the WWE reported.

It attracted 75,167 people from all 50 states and 37 countries. It was televised on the WWE Network and through pay-per-view services in 100 countries and 20 languages.

By attendance, the 30th edition of WrestleMania was the fifth largest installment of the wrestling extravaganza.

The largest one was WrestleMania 3 in 1987 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., when 93,173 people attended. Last year's edition, which took place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was second with 80,676. Following that was a 80,103-person 2007 WrestleMania in Detroit and the 78,363-person 2012 WrestleMania in Miami.