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WWE Rumbles to New Record With WrestleMania

By Rich Smith - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:40PM

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WrestleMania 29 breaks records in New Jersey over the weekend.

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 (WWE 0.98%) 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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