WrestleMania 35: By The Numbers
WrestleMania 35 is set to make history Sunday night as the first WrestleMania card headlined by women. Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch will all be featured in the main event for both the Raw and SmackDown women’s titles in the winner-take-all match.
The WWE’s annual Super Bowl-like event takes place Sunday night from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Like the Super Bowl, WrestleMania is a weeklong series of events with community-based activities, an interactive fan festival and live events at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, including the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction. More than 150,000 fans are expected at WrestleMania 35 events.
The WWE is on a roll outside the ring with a new TV deal and revenue for the company expected to top $1 billion in 2019. The stock price has more than doubled over the past year.
Here are the numbers you need to know regarding WrestleMania 35 and the WWE.
-350: Yes, WWE is scripted programming, but you can still bet on the outcomes. Lynch is the favorite in the main event with a $350 bet netting you $100.
$9.99: Monthly cost of the WWE Network. There is no long-term commitment. Subscribers can cancel at any time.
19: The Undertaker is not scheduled to compete in WrestleMania for the first time in 19 years.
37%: Vince McMahon’s stake in the WWE, although he holds more than 80% of the voting rights.
58%: Spike in WWE’s international revenue last year to $318 million.
$59.99: Cost of WrestleMania 35 on pay-per-view if you don’t subscribe to the WWE Network. Add $10 if you want the hi-def version.
67: Fans from 67 countries attended WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.
85: Number of WWE Superstars advertised for WrestleMania 35. By far the most of all time.
138%: One-year performance of shares of the WWE stock.
$333: Cheapest seat available on StubHub a day ahead of the event.
560: Number of live events put on by the WWE last year.
10,000: Hours of on-demand programming available on the WWE Network, including 300 past pay-per-view events.
78,133: Attendance at WrestleMania 34. The record attendance was 101,763 for WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
1.65 million: Average paid subscribers to the WWE Network last year, up 8%.
$5 million: Earnings in 2018 for Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, who also serves as a WWE executive. His official position is EVP, Talent. Live Events & Creative.
$9.5 million: Earnings for John Cena in 2017 as WWE’s highest-paid wrestler.
$14.1 million: Ticket revenue for WrestleMania 34, which set a record as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest-grossing entertainment event. Sunday is expected to be the highest-grossing WrestleMania of all time.
44 million: Cena’s Facebook fans, tops among active North American athletes.
$124 million: Recent annual earnings for former WWE star and actor Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock.
$175 million: Economic impact generated for the New Orleans region by WrestleMania 34.
$270 million: Value of stock McMahon sold in the first quarter to help fund the relaunch of the XFL.
$930 million: Record revenue reported by the WWE for 2018, up 16% over the prior year. The revenue breakdown: media rights ($$683 million), live events ($144 million) and consumer products ($103 million).
1 billion: In March, WWE topped one billion fans on its social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The YouTube channel ranks as the second most-viewed channel in the world.
$1.3 billion: Combined value of TV rights renewals for “Monday Night Raw” and “Smackdown” announced in June.
$3.3 billion: Vince McMahon’s net worth, double what it was 12 months ago.
31.4 billion: Digital video views of WWE content last year, covering 1.2 billion hours, up 77% from 2017.