We are just starting to come out of the Coronavirus pandemic but there is a very long way to go. The same thing is true in wrestling and WWE in particular. Last weekend the company did bring things a bit closer to normal by having fans in attendance for WrestleMania 37, marking the first time live fans had been around in over a year. That means a lot, and there is an aspect of it that has been overlooked.
According to Wrestlenomics Radio, WWE made approximately $10 million in ticket sales at WrestleMania 37. WWE reported 51,000 fans for the shows over two nights and assuming 40,000 of those fans paid at an average price of $250, which goes along with the average price WWE has charged, the company would bring in $10,000. The company did not announce a gate for the show, as they have done in the past.
WrestleMania 37 marked the first time that any significant number of fans had been in attendance for a WWE show in over thirteen months. NXT has had a small number of fans for their television shows and AEW has allowed a little over a thousand fans to attend their events since last year. There is no word on when WWE will allow fans back full time, though it is not expected to be until the second half of the year.
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It was a heck of a weekend. Check out how things went for WWE: