It has only been a few months since WWE WrestleMania 39 shot off its final pyro, but fans are already looking forward to WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia. While no matches have officially been announced for the card, there have been rumblings that WWE may be looking to run back Cody Rhodes versus Roman Reigns at next year’s installment. This is something Rhodes has been asked about publicly, and has not shied away from expressing his desire to see it happen.
The buzz around WWE’s biggest show of the year seems to have struck a cord, as Action Network HQ sports reporter Darren Rovell reports that WWE WrestleMania 40 has already broken the company’s all-time gate record, set by WWE WrestleMania 39, which took in $21.5 million. What makes the record even more impressive is that tickets just went on sale today, meaning it was broken in just a matter of hours. More than 90,000 tickets have already been sold for the two-night event that will take place at Lincoln Financial Field on April 6 and 7, 2023.
Ticket sales are a hot topic of conversation at the moment in the world of professional wrestling. WWE has routinely set attendance and gate records this year, including for WWE Money In The Bank and SummerSlam. Across the aisle, their most notable competition, All Elite Wrestling, is also seeing huge ticket sales for their upcoming AEW All In London show taking place from Wembley Stadium in London, England.
The previous record for the most attended pro wrestling event in the UK was held by WWE SummerSlam 1992, headlined by “Hitman” Bret Hart versus “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, which sold 79,127 tickets. Having crossed the 80,000 ticket mark for the show, AEW is likely hours away from breaking WWE’s all-time attendance record of 80,709 from WWE WrestleMania 32. If they surpass WrestleMania 32 in total tickets sold, AEW All In London will also become the pro wrestling event with the most tickets sold ever.