Dave Meltzer reported in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WrestleMania 32 has already broken the WWE all-time attendance record. As of last Tuesday, 84,000 tickets have been sold and the event is almost sold out. Meltzer noted that the final number will be slightly over the 84,000 tickets already sold, unless the company opens up standing room tickets.
The current WWE attendance record was set by SummerSlam in 1992 at Wembley Stadium, which had 79,127 tickets sold for the show. The U.S. attendance record is approximately 78,000 for WrestleMania III, although the worked figure for that show is 93,173. With WWE usually exaggerating attendance figures by 10,000 – 13,000, Meltzer noted that it’s very possible that WWE will announce the WrestleMania 32 attendance to be over 100,000.
Brian Fritz interviewed Vince McMahon for The Orlando Sentinel earlier this week and Fritz that the company was expecting 100,000 fans for this year’s show. Fritz asked McMahon how much pressure he felt to keep making the event bigger each year.
“I can say, unequivocally, that it’s a lot of pressure,” McMahon admitted. “Every year you have to outdo yourself. This year was difficult because John Cena was not a part of it. We have to reach way down and try and come up with things you haven’t done before and also hold back surprises that the audience does not know. They expect that from us.”