Apr 3, 2022; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view prior to WrestleMania at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

In their 2022 Q2 earnings conference call, World Wrestling Entertainment announced a record for first-day ticket sales for WrestleMania.

Tickets for WrestleMania went on sale last week and within the first 24 hours, the company sold more than 90,000 tickets for the show that’s set to take place April 1 and 2 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. This is a 42% increase compared to last year’s Mania in Dallas.

Ever since Vince McMahon’s resignation as CEO and head of creative, WWE has seemingly been rejuvenated now that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan are co-CEO’s and that Paul “Triple H” Levesque took over creative. Ratings have been up and there’s a sense of optimism with the direction the company is going in.

That’s one reason for the increased demand for tickets, another reason might be the rumored return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson facing Roman Reigns in the main event. Obviously that’s just a rumor and there’s been no indication from WWE that he is coming back. Along with the very realistic possibility that The Rock’s busy schedule might prevent him from doing the show, it’s a very big risk for fans to buy tickets in the hopes The Rock competes. Nevertheless, some people might be taking the gamble just in case this winds up being The Rock’s final match.

Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster though given the initial demand for tickets, there’s a good chance both nights could sell out. Levesque mentioned in the conference call, “In nearly 40 years, we have never sold that many WrestleMania tickets that fast. With those record numbers, we are tracking toward sell-outs with passionate fans at SoFi Stadium for both nights.”

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