List of WWE attendance records

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The following is a list of the largest attendances in the history of the American professional wrestling promotion WWE.

The list is dominated by the WWE's flagship WrestleMania pay-per-view (PPV) event, which since 2007's WrestleMania 23 has been held exclusively in stadiums that typically have a normal seating capacity of around 70,000 people. Only ten of the attendances listed are non-WrestleMania events, with The Big Event and the Global Warning Tour being the only house show events on the list. All but nine of the events have been held in the United States where the WWE is based, while three have been held in Canada, three in Japan, one in the United Kingdom, one in Australia, and one in Saudi Arabia.

Events and Attendances[edit]

Note: Minimum attendance of 40,000.

Event Location Venue Attendance Main Event(s)
WrestleMania 32
April 3, 2016
Arlington, Texas AT&T Stadium 101,763 Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship [1]
WrestleMania III
March 29, 1987
Pontiac, Michigan Pontiac Silverdome 93,173 Hulk Hogan (c) vs. André the Giant for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship [2]
WrestleMania 29
April 7, 2013
East Rutherford, New Jersey MetLife Stadium * 80,676 The Rock (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship [3]
SummerSlam
August 29, 1992
London, England, United Kingdom Wembley Stadium * 80,355 Bret Hart (c) vs. The British Bulldog for the WWF Intercontinental Championship [4]
WrestleMania 23
April 1, 2007
Detroit, Michigan Ford Field 80,103 John Cena (c) vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship [5]
WrestleMania XXVIII
April 1, 2012
Miami Gardens, Florida Sun Life Stadium * 78,363 John Cena vs. The Rock [6]
WrestleMania 34
April 8, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome 78,133 Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship [7]
WrestleMania 31
March 29, 2015
Santa Clara, California Levi's Stadium * 76,976 Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship [8]
WrestleMania 33
April 2, 2017
Orlando, Florida Camping World Stadium * 75,245 Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker in a No Holds Barred match [9]
WrestleMania XXX
April 6, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome 75,167 Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship [10]
WrestleMania XXIV
March 30, 2008
Orlando, Florida Florida Citrus Bowl * 74,635 Edge (c) vs. The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship [11]
The Big Event
August 28, 1986
Toronto, Canada Exhibition Stadium * 74,000 Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Paul Orndorff for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship [12]
WrestleMania XXV
April 5, 2009
Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium 72,744 Triple H (c) vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship [13]
WrestleMania XXVI
March 28, 2010
Glendale, Arizona University of Phoenix Stadium 72,219 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels in a No Disqualification Streak vs. Career match [14]
WrestleMania XXVII
April 3, 2011
Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome 71,617 The Miz (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship [15]
WrestleMania X8
March 17, 2002
Toronto, Canada SkyDome 68,237 Chris Jericho (c) vs. Triple H for the WWE Undisputed Championship [16]
WrestleMania X-Seven
April 1, 2001
Houston, Texas Reliant Astrodome 67,925 The Rock (c) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin in a No Disqualification match for the WWF Championship [17]
WrestleMania VI
April 1, 1990
Toronto, Canada SkyDome 67,678 Hulk Hogan (WHC) vs. The Ultimate Warrior (IC) – Title for Title for the WWF World Heavyweight and WWF Intercontinental Championships [18]
WrestleFest***
March 30, 1991
Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Dome 64,000 Legion of Doom (Animal and Hawk) vs. Genichiro Tenryu and Hulk Hogan [19]
WrestleMania VIII
April 5, 1992
Indianapolis, Indiana Hoosier Dome 62,167 Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice [20]
Royal Rumble
January 19, 1997
San Antonio, Texas Alamodome 60,447 Sycho Sid (c) vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship [21]
Greatest Royal Rumble
April 27, 2018
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia King Abdullah International Stadium * 60,000 50-man Royal Rumble match [22]
Global Warning Tour
August 10, 2002
Melbourne, Australia Colonial Stadium 56,734 The Rock (c) vs. Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Undisputed Championship [23]
WrestleMania XIX
March 30, 2003
Seattle, Washington Safeco Field 54,097 Kurt Angle (c) vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship [24]
Wrestling Summit****
April 13, 1990
Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Dome 53,742 Hulk Hogan vs. Stan Hansen [25][26]
Royal Rumble
January 29, 2017
San Antonio, Texas Alamodome 52,020 Royal Rumble match [27]
Tribute to the Troops
December 11, 2010
Killeen, Texas Fort Hood * 50,000 John Cena, Rey Mysterio, and Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett, and The Miz [28]
Raw Saturday Night
February 13, 1999
Toronto, Canada SkyDome 41,432 The Corporation (Vince McMahon, Ken Shamrock, Test, Kane, Chyna, and Big Boss Man) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin in a gauntlet match [29]
WrestleMania 2
April 7, 1986
Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 16,585 ** Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper in a Boxing match [30]
Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon 9,000 ** The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine) (c) vs. The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) for the WWF World Tag Team Championship [31]
Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 14,500 ** Hulk Hogan (c) vs. King Kong Bundy in a Steel Cage match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship [32]
SuperWrestle***
December 12, 1990
Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Dome 40,000 Genichiro Tenryu vs. Hulk Hogan [33]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Retractable roof stadium
* Open air venue
** Total combined attendance was 40,085
*** Collaborative event held in conjunction with SWS
**** Collaborative event held in conjunction with AJPW and NJPW

References[edit]

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