WWE and Mayor Landrieu announce via press release that Wrestlemania 30 generated over $142 million for the region in April of 2014. Landrieu comments:
On behalf of New Orleans, we thank all WWE fans that came from around the world to experience all that our beautiful city has to offer. The week-long series of events helped generate a record-breaking boost to our economy, and we look forward to the possibility of New Orleans hosting a future WrestleMania.
Wrestlemania is featured in Forbes Fab 40, a compilation of most valuable sports brands. Wrestlemania makes the list at number eight.
A new member among Fab 40 events is WrestleMania, an annually staged event put on by WWE, the most successful professional wrestling promotion in the world. The WrestleMania brand is worth $105 million by my calculations, placing it eighth among sporting events. In April, Wrestlemania 30 broke the record for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event, marking the fifth-consecutive year WrestleMania broke the host venue’s single day revenue record.
Wrestlemania 30 is held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is hosted by Hulk Hogan and features Danial Bryan vs Triple H, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (ending Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak), AJ Lee vs Naomi and Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Lesnar defeats The Undertaker in one on one match to end Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak at Wrestlemania 30.
When Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker at WrestleMania, it will not trivialize nor negate or minimize the magnitude of the accomplishment that is 21 victories. Brock Lesnar will never amass 21 victories at WrestleMania. He’ll be too old. John Cena is never going to get to 21 in a row. They named the Battle Royal after Andre the Giant. He couldn’t get three in a row
Wrestlemania 29 is held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutheford, New Jersey. The event features The Miz vs Wade Barrett, Mark Henry vs Ryback, Fandango vs Chris Jericho, The Undertaker vs CM Punk, Triple H vs Brock Lesnar and John Cena vs The Rock.
Wrestlemania 28 is held at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. The event features Kane vs Randy Orton, Big Show vs Cody Rhodes, The Undertaker vs Triple H, CM Punk vs Chris Jericho and The Rock vs John Cena.
Wrestlemania 27 is held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Georgia. The event is hosted by The Rock and features Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan, The Undertaker vs Triple H, Cody Rhodes vs Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton vs CM Punk, John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs LayCool and Dolph Ziggler and The Miz vs John Cena.
Wrestlemania 26 is held at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The event features Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes vs Ted DiBiase, Triple H vs Sheamus, Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk, Bret Hart vs Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho vs Edge, John Cena vs Batista and The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels in a retirement match.
Wrestlemania 25 is held the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The event is the 25th anniversary of the pay-per-view. The show features Matt Hardy vs Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho vs WWE Legends Team, Rey Mysterio vs JBL, The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels, John Cena vs Edge vs Big Show and Triple H vs Randy Orton. Mickey Rourke appears and punches Chris Jericho.
Wrestlemania 24 is held at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The event features boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. vs Big Show, JBL vs Finlay, Batista vs Umaga, Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair in a retirement match and The Undertaker vs Edge.
Wrestlemania 23 is held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The event features The Undertaker vs Batista, Chris Benoit vs MVP, Great Khali vs Kane, Bobby Lashley with Donald Trump vs Umaga with Vince McMahon in which the losing billionaire has their head shaved and John Cena vs Shawn Michaels.
Wrestlemania 22 is held at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. The event features Edge vs Mick Foley, Trish Stratus vs Mickie James, The Undertaker vs Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio vs Kurt Angle vs Randy Orton and John Cena vs Triple H
Wrestlemania 21 is held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The event features a 30 man battle royal, Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero, The Undertaker vs Randy Orton, Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels, John Cena vs JBL and Batista vs Triple H.
Wrestlemania 20 is held at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is the 20th anniversary of Wrestlemania. It features John Cena vs Big Show, Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar, Victoria vs Molly Holly, Eddie Guerrero vs Kurt Angle, The Undertaker vs Kane and Chris Benoit vs Triple H vs Shawn Michaels.
Wrestlemania 19 is held at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. The event features Matt Hardy vs Rey Mysterio, The Undertkaker vs Big Show and A-Train, Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho, Triple H vs Booker T and Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle.
Wrestlemania 18 is held at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario. The event features Rob Van Dam vs William Regal, Jazz vs Trish Stratus vs Lita, The Undertaker vs Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan vs The Rock, Edge vs Booker T and Triple H vs Chris Jericho.
Wrestlemania 17 is held at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The event sets a record-breaking attendance of 67,925 for the arena. The event features Kane vs Raven vs Big Show, Shane McMahon vs Vince McMahon, The Undertaker vs Triple H and The Rock vs Steve Austin.
Wrestlemania 2000 is the 16th annual event and the first of the new millennium it is held at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The event features Chris Benoit vs Kurt Angle vs Chris Jericho and Triple H vs The Rock vs Mick Foley vs Big Show.
Wrestlemania 15 is held at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event features Hardcore Holly vs Billy Gunn, Mankind vs Big Show, Kane vs Triple H, The Undertaker vs Big Boss Man and Steve Austin vs The Rock.
Wrestlemania 14 is held at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. The event features Triple H vs Owen Hart, The Rock vs Ken Shamrock, The Undertaker vs Kane and Steve Austin vs Shawn Michaels with Mike Tyson as special outside enforcer.
Wrestlemania 13 is held at the Rosemont Horizon in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. The event features Bret Hart vs Steve Austin, Rocky Miavia vs The Sultan and The Untertaker vs Sycho Sid.
Wrestlemania 12 is held at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The event features Ultimate Warrior vs Triple H, Steve Austin vs Savio Vega, Undertaker vs Diesel, Roddy Piper vs Goldust and Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart.
Wrestlemania 11 is held at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The event features NFL Linebacker Lawrence Taylor vs Bam Bam Bigelow, Shawn Michaels vs Diesel, Jeff Jarrett vs Razor Ramon and Owen Hart and Yokozuna vs The Smoking Gunns.
Wrestlemania 10 is held at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The event features Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels in a ladder match, Randy Savage vs Crush, Lex Luger vs Yokozuna and Bret Hart vs Yokozuna.
Wrestlemania 9 is held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the first Wrestlemania to be held outdoors. The event features Tito Santana vs Papa Shango, Tatanka vs Shawn Michaels, Lex Luger vs Mr. Perfect and Yokozuna vs Bret Hart.
Wrestlemania 8 is held at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event begins The Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak at Wrestlemania. The event features Sid Justice vs Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage vs Ric Flair and Undertaker vs Jake Roberts.
Wrestlemania 7 is held at at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The event features Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter for the WWE Championship and Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage in a retirement match.
Wrestlemania 6 is held at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario with an announced attendance of 67,678. It is the first Wrestlemania to be held out of the U.S. The event features Rick Rude vs Jimmy Snuka and Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior for both the WWE championship and Intercontinental Championship.
Wrestlemania 5 is held at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event features Rick Rude versus The Ultimate Warrior, Demolition (Ax and Smash) versus Powers of Pain and Hulk Hogan versus Randy Savage for the WWF Championship.
Wrestlemania 4 is held at The Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event features a 14 man tournament for the vacated WWE championship (won by Randy Savage) and Brutus Beefcake vs Honky Tonk Man.
Wrestlemania 3 is held at The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event boasts 93,173 attendees. Almost one million fans watch the event at 160 closed circuit locations in North America. The event features Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat and Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant.
Wrestlemania 2 is held at three locations, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. Each venue has one main event match with a large undercard. As with the first WrestleMania, the matches are shown on closed-circuit television. The event features Mr. T vs Roddy Piper in a Boxing Match, Randy Savage vs George Steel and Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy in a steel cage.
The first Wrestlemania is held at Madison Square Garden. The event boasts over 19,000 in attendance and over one million viewers on closed circuit television. The event features Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik vs The U.S. Express, Wendy Richter vs Leilani Kai and is headlined by Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.