WWE sent a release today announcing that WrestleMania 29, which was held April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, grossed in excess of $72 million, making it the highest-grossing event in WWE history. WrestleMania 29 also will once again exceed 1 million global pay-per-view buys, and the event attracted a sold-out crowd of 80,676 fans from all 50 states and 34 countries.
WrestleMania 29 saw a number of big names and high-profile matches, with John Cena defeating The Rock for the WWE Championship; The Undertaker beating CM Punk; Triple H beating Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred Match; Alberto Del Rio retaining his World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger; The Shield defeating Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus; The Miz defeating Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett; Mark Henry beating Ryback; Fandango beating Chris Jericho; and WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No defeating Dolph Ziggler.
When WrestleMania reaches its 30th installment next year, the event will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Given the big anniversary and the probable hype and build-up that will surround it, it seems like WrestleMania 30 might have a shot at being another record-setter for WWE.
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