Pro Wrestling Since 1997


The Fourteen WWE events that drew more than 60,000 fans


1. 78,927 – 8/31/92 London Wembley Stadium (Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith/Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage)

2. 78,000 – 3/29/87 Pontiac Silverdome (Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant)

3. 74,687 – 4/1/07 Detroit Fort Field (Vince McMahon’s hair vs. Donald Trump’s hair)

4. 74,635 – 3/30/08 Orlando Florida Citrus Bowl (Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Big Show/Ric Flair retirement)*

5. 68,237 – 3/17/02 Toronto Sky Dome (Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock)**

6. 67,925 – 4/1/01 Houston Astrodome (Steve Austin vs. The Rock)

7. 65,400 (estimate if the building truly was sold out, real number is likely to be lower) – 4/1/12 Miami Marine Life Stadium (The Rock vs. John Cena)

8. 64,287 – 4/1/90 Toronto Sky Dome (Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior)

9. 64,100 – 8/28/86 Toronto Exhibition Stadium (Hulk Hogan vs. Paul Orndorff)

10. 62,167 – 4/5/92 Indianapolis Hoosier Dome (Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice)***

11. 61,617 – 4/3/11 Atlanta Georgia Dome (Return of The Rock/John Cena vs. The Miz)

12. 61,611 – 4/5/09 Houston Reliant Stadium(Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels)****

13. 61,093 – 3/28/10 University of Phoenix Stadium (Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels*****

14. 60,525 – 1/21/97 San Antonio Alamo Dome (Shawn Michaels vs. Sycho Sid)******

*In Orlando, building was sold out but it was heavily papered with 11,500 tickets given away

**The total number was legitimate but on the day of the show, they opened the door to thousands of people without tickets to get in, and counted them so they could create a Sky Dome attendance record that would be impossible to ever be broken. They did not paper the show beforehand, but there were almost 8,200 people who got in free, and there were more people than seats in the stadium. The paid for that show was 61,069.

***Denotes a non-sold out show that was heavily papered. Paid was 47,000, with 15,000 tickets given away, an all-time record for tickets given away at a WrestleMania

****For this show, tickets were discounted during the final week, but there were no reports of papering

*****In Phoenix, paid attendance was never released. There were reports of papering at the end, and it was believed to have been about 55,000 paid. Tickets in every section were available at the box office when the show began.

******Paid attendance was 48,014 for the Royal Rumble, but tickets were priced very cheaply and the total gate was only $480,013.

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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2 Responses

  1. Drew says:

    When is WrestleMania going to be at Lucas Oil in Indianapolis? WWE should give out 15,000 tickets for that show too!

  2. Did u get that from Wrestling Observer Newsletter (cost money to sign up or check some archive recults), also I believe did he posted the sources of where he got those attendance numbers from (back in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012?

    Cause if it is, 65,400? Was that minus people who didn’t pay (who were part of Make A Wish foundation or part of the US Army/Marines/Navy?

    Also do you have any photo evidence proving that or you didn’t interview Vince McMahon, Tom Lewand, Buddy Dyer, John Saboor, Elain Scrugs, Peter Sullivan, Kasim Reed, Gary Stokan, Ken Stewart, Rich McKay, Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Mike Dee, Dan Marino, Mike Sophia, Emilio Estefan, and by the way the people from Wrestling Observer Newsletter or any news website didn’t share their news with any local newspapers/tv stations/radio stations not only where they live BUT every state in the United States… why didn’t they do that….are they hiding something…..or they didn’t want any of those news media tv station know cause that would lead to Vince McMahon suing them/being interviewed on live tv/being connected to a lie detector, or being questioned by the police?

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