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WWE’s Money in the Bank sets gate, viewing records

July 8, 2024

By Nik Roseveare

WWE, part of TKO Group, has announced that the Money In The Bank 2024 premium live event (PLE) on July 6th – which featured the surprise announcement of legendary superstar John Cena’s retirement in 2025 – became the highest-grossing WWE arena event in Canada in company history.

In addition to the record-setting weekend, WrestleMania XL: Behind the Curtain has amassed more than 2.3 million total viewers since its July 3rd debut on WWE’s YouTube channel. The documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of the chaotic build to WrestleMania XL and features candid interviews with the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and WWE Chief Content Officer Paul ‘HHH’ Levesque.

“Weekends that bring visitors en masse to our host cities play an important part in our planning process,” said WWE President Nick Khan. “The results are a testament to our Superstars, our creative team led by Paul Levesque, our media & production team led by Lee Fitting and, most importantly, our fans who both attended and created our massive viewership.”

Money In The Bank highlights include:

  • GATE: Money In The Bank 2024 became the highest-grossing WWE arena event in Canada in company history.
  • ATTENDANCE: More than 45,000 fans attended the four events running Thursday to Sunday, including the debut of WWE Superstar Sami Zayn’s comedy show, Sami Zayn & Friends Do Toronto, in addition to Friday Night SmackDown, Money In The Bank and NXT Heatwave at Scotiabank Arena.
  • VIEWERSHIP: The July 6th PLE became the most-watched Money In The Bank of all time, with viewership up 46 per cent from last year’s record-setting number.
  • JOHN CENA: WWE Superstar John Cena made international news with his announcement that he will retire from in-ring action following ‘The Last Time Is Now John Cena Farewell Tour’ in 2025. Cena’s last match could take place at WrestleMania 41 in Las Vegas in April.
  • MERCHANDISE: In partnership with Fanatics, merchandise sales were up from last year’s record-setting number, with the Canadian-themed Money In The Bank briefcase grabbing the top spot as the best-selling item.
  • FAN HOSPITALITY: Money In The Bank weekend set a revenue record for fan experience packages offered by exclusive partner On Location.
  • SOCIAL: Cena’s retirement announcement amassed more than 65 million social media views in the first 24 hours, making it WWE’s most-viewed social segment since WrestleMania XL.

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