BY ALFRED KONUWA – FEB 24, 2020
As WWE WrestleMania 36 approaches, with the proverbial Road to WrestleMania in full swing, ticket sales for WrestleMania-related events have been sluggish at a somewhat historic clip.
Ticket sales have been stellar for WWE WrestleMania 36, which will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on April 5. Despite not yet selling out, tickets on the primary market continue to move well. The same cannot be said for traditional WrestleMania weekend shows in the WWE Hall of Fame, WWE Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and NXT, none of which are even close to selling out.
Per the latest report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, ”the demand for the non-Mania shows is by far the lowest since WWE started doing the multiple shows in the Mania city gimmick.”
WWE typically runs all its flagship television shows and the WWE Hall of Fame in neighboring venues within the same WrestleMania city. Last year, in New York/New Jersey, that meant WWE NXT TakeOver took place on Friday, the WWE Hall of Fame was held on Saturday, WrestleMania took place on Sunday, WWE’s much-anticipated #RawAfterMania took place on Monday and WWE SmackDown Live closed things out on Tuesday.
WWE’s move to Fox, however, means Friday Night SmackDown will kick off the in-ring festivities in Tampa’s Amalie Arena on April 3 … Read More HERE