The annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $16.9 million, surpassing the venue’s previous record of $12.3 million set by WrestleMania 29 in 2013, as a sold-out crowd of 82,265 fans from all 50 states and 68 countries converged on MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
WrestleMania 35 was the second highest-grossing event in WWE history, only behind WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Texas.
As part of the weeklong WrestleMania celebration, WWE will host five consecutive nights of events at MetLife Stadium and Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“WWE outdid themselves by creating an even more exciting WrestleMania than we experienced six years ago,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “The WWE Universe helped deliver significant economic results to New Jersey, and we look forward to the opportunity of hosting WrestleMania again in the future.”
“We are thrilled that WrestleMania’s return to WWE’s ‘front yard’ delivered incredible results,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor. “This would not have been possible without the tireless support of Governor Murphy and our public and private sector partners throughout the New York and New Jersey region. We now turn our attention to next year, where WrestleMania will make a historic Tampa Bay debut.”