As has become the norm after Premium Live Events, WWE issued a press release this morning (Feb. 21) covering the impressive performance of last Saturday’s Elimination Chamber show from Montreal.
Aided by a popular product overall, and especially the hot main event angle staring Quebec’s own Sami Zayn, Feb. 18’s card at the Bell Centre broke event-specific gate and merchandise records. Elimination Chamber 2023 also continued the trend of setting new standards for home viewership numbers, driven by the (WWE-assisted) growth of Peacock, the Comcast-owned platform which currently owns domestic streaming rights to WWE Network.
Here’s the presser:
WWE® BREAKS ALL-TIME GATE & VIEWERSHIP RECORDS AT ELIMINATION CHAMBER®
STAMFORD, Conn., February 21, 2023 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that the 2023 Elimination Chamber, which emanated from the Bell Centre in Montreal, became WWE’s highest-grossing and most-viewed Elimination Chamber in company history.
Viewership of the 2023 Elimination Chamber saw a 54 percent increase versus the previous record set in 2022. It also marked the largest gate ever for any WWE event held in Montreal and the largest gate in the history of Elimination Chamber.
In addition, 2023 Elimination Chamber broke the all-time event merchandise record and generated the highest-grossing Priority Pass fan experience packages for any non-”Big Five” premium live event through WWE’s partnership with On Location. Elimination Chamber sponsorship revenue was up nearly 300 percent versus 2022.
On social, content featuring WWE Superstars Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn generated nearly 20 million views across WWE’s social platforms.
Impressive. Not sure it’s $9 billion worth of impressive, but impressive.