WWE WrestleMania 40 Night 2 Sets Gate Record For Single-Day Event

New record for WWE set by WrestleMania 40 night two

Night two of WWE WrestleMania 40 officially set the all-time pro wrestling gate record for a single-day event, Wrestlenomics has reported.

Documents obtained through a public records request to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission from Wrestlenomics have revealed that WrestleMania XL night two generated $18,443,325 in ticket sales, a figure which likely doesn't include ticketing fees. This beat the previous record set the night before by WrestleMania 40 night one which generated $17,656,965.

Across the two nights with ticket fees, WrestleMania 40 generated $38.5 million. The previous all-time pro wrestling gate record for a single-day event before either night of WrestleMania 40 was 2016's WrestleMania 32. That show emanated from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and had a gate of $17.3 million.  

WrestleMania 40 was held on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. Night two featured a main event of Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, a match which Cody Rhodes won to finally finish the story. There were moves behind the scenes over the main event of WrestleMania 40 and the original plan was The Rock vs. Roman Reigns before WWE pivoted following a fan backlash. 

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