Ratings for the recent Wrestlemania 29 tv special

wrestlemania29logoThe 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.

WWE claims Wrestlemania 29 was the highest grossing WWE event of all time

wrestlemania29logoSTAMFORD, 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.

WWE.com presents: Top 5 moments from Wrestlemania 29

20130408_EP_LIGHT_WMTaker_HOMEPAGECourtesy of WWE.com:

It’s hard to believe, but The Show of Shows has once again come and gone, as an epic and historic night has now turned quietly to dawn. For many in the WWE Universe, the past seven days have been somewhat of a blur, as the New York/New Jersey area was transformed into one giant theater to play host to The Grandest Stage of Them All.

One day later, though, and the WWE Universe is still buzzing — not only from the momentous events of last night, but also from the anticipation of everything that lies ahead, spinning out of The Show of Shows.

But before we officially turn the corner on that road departing WrestleMania, WWE.com presents its five favorite moments from WrestleMania 29.

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IWC Round-up: Wrestlemania 29


Did you enjoy Wrestlemania 29?  Here’s what some of the best writers from the Internet Wresting Community thought about the WWE’s marque show: