The WWE WrestleMania 29 special that aired aired Saturday night on NBC, drew 1.92 million viewers. 25 years ago (February 5, 1988) when the WWF aired The Main Event special on the same network NBC, the WWF drew a whopping 15.2 ratings/33 million viewers – the most watched wrestling program in US TV history. This broadcast aired 3 matches (all championship contests), and headlined by Hulk Hogan/Andre the Giant. This was the show where Andre defeated Hogan for the WWF Title in the infamous “Evil Twin” referee finish.
STAMFORD, Conn., April 25, 2013 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 29, held Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, grossed in excess of $72 million, the highest grossing event in WWE history. In addition, WrestleMania 29 will once again exceed 1 million global pay-per-view buys and attracted a sold out crowd of 80,676 fans from all 50 states and 34 countries at MetLife Stadium.
New Orleans, Louisiana will be the site of next year’s WrestleMania, which will take place Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ticket information will be announced later this year.