WWE press release confirms multiple record-breaking feats at SummerSlam

2023 is looking to be a good year for WWE. This year’s WrestleMania was the highest-grossing event in the company’s history, which broke several records. Now SummerSlam, which took place this Saturday in Ford Field, Detroit, has also broken a whole bunch of company records, as stated by a press release.

Yesterday, WWE declared in a press release that the 36th annual SummerSlam event has broken several records and is now the most watched SummerSlam in company history. The show featured a number of high-stakes and thrilling matches, especially Roman Reigns vs Jey Uso in a Trial Combat match and Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

WWE shatters multiple records at SummerSlam

This year’s SummerSlam generated about $8.5 million, which is the highest rate recorded for any non-WrestleMania event. It was also disclosed that this year’s edition of the Biggest Party of the Summer is the most-watched SummerSlam event in the company’s history. It has now also reached the top three most-watched WWE events on the streaming platform, Peacock. 


It also generated the most sponsorship revenue for a non-WrestleMania event with about $7 million, which is up 23 percent from last year. The merchandise sales were also up 60 percent from the record set in 2021, which again, is the best performance in company history outside of WrestleMania.

Additionally, it is also the most viewed SummerSlam online, with over 230 million views and 4 million hours of video watched. It’s also worth noting that there were approximately 59,194 people were in attendance for the Motor City event. These are pretty impressive numbers for this year, as WWE continues to break records and set several milestones that will become more difficult to topple in the years to come. 

WWE PLE dates for the remainder of 2023

WWE has quite a lot of events lined up for the remainder of the year. So far, WWE has released about 17 shows in total, including Royal Rumble, NXT Stand & Deliver, Money In The Bank, SummerSlam, and Night of Champions. According to Smark Out Moment, WWE has about 7-8 more Premium Live Events planned out.
WWE PLE Events
The names, dates, and venues for the upcoming events are as follows:
 Date  Show  Location
Saturday, September 2  WWE Payback  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Friday, September 8  WWE Superstar Spectacle  G.M.C. Balayogi Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad,     Telangana, India
Saturday, September 30  WWE NXT No Mercy  Mechanics Bank Arena, Bakersfield, California
Saturday, October 7  WWE Fastlane  Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TBA  WWE NXT Halloween Havoc  WWE Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida
TBA  WWE Crown Jewel  TBA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saturday, November 25  WWE Survivor Series  Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
TBA  WWE NXT Deadline  WWE Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida

So far, these Premium Live Events have been announced for the remainder of the year. While some venues and dates for the events are yet to be announced, it’s safe to say that there would be at least 6 more PLEs for this year. Some events for the following year have been announced as well, mainly Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 40, which is confirmed to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Stay tuned with us for further updates regarding the upcoming Premium Live Events!


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