The figures are in, and as it turns out WrestleMania 29 was in some respects the most successful live entertainment event in the WWE's (NYSE:WWE) history.
According to the Stamford, Conn.-based wrestling organization, 80,676 wrestling fans descended upon MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on April 7. That was the second largest attendance booked at such an event since WrestleMania 3 way back in March 1987, a 26-year record. As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed, "WWE put on a show like no other and electrified the capacity crowd."
WrestleMania 29 grossed $12.3 million for its sponsors, including both box-office and pay-per-view receipts from viewers in 100 countries around the world. The event eclipsed MetLife Stadium's previous record take of $8.9 million from a U2 concert that played there on July 20, 2011.
Next stop: WrestleMania 30, to be held Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Bring a flashlight.
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