2004 News

WrestleMania® XX Sets Record As Highest Grossing Event For World Wrestling Entertainment® at Madison Square Garden
Mar 14, 2004
STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2004 – WrestleMania XX tonight grossed more than $2.4 million in ticket sales, making the Pay-Per-View the highest grossing event ever for WWE™ at fabled Madison Square Garden in New York City.

A sold-out Madison Square Garden was filled tonight with more than 20,000 people from 16 countries, 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who came to enjoy WrestleMania XX. Fans from more than 90 countries watched the televised event.

"WrestleMania XX has been a fabulous event, and we want to thank our fans here in New York City and from around the world for making WrestleMania weekend so memorable," said Linda McMahon, WWE CEO. "This will go down in history as one of the great WrestleManias, and it wouldn't be so without the passionate support of our fans and our tremendously talented roster of Superstars."

This event almost doubled the previous top grossing event for WWE at the Garden, which was the Survivor Series® live event on November 17, 2002, with a ticket gross of $1.25 million.

An additional 2,900 people attended the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday Night, and Bacon, Bagels & Biceps Brunch on Sunday morning. Both events, held in the NY Hilton Hotel's Grand Ballroom, generated an additional $365,000 in ticket sales revenue.

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