World Wrestling Entertainment posted three consecutive sold out shows the week of February 18 at separate venues in the Golden State.
Combined, the sellouts grossed more than $1.4 million in ticket sales, according to officials. On Sunday the 18th, more than 17,000 fans packed the Staples Center in Los Angeles for WWE’s live “No Way Out®” pay-per-view. The following night, “Monday Night RAW®” played live to a capacity crowd of more than 8,600 at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, and on Tuesday the grapplers sold out the 11,000-plus ipayOne Center in San Diego for the taping of “Friday Night SmackDown®” and “ECW®: Extreme Championship Wrestling™”. Expect more capacity crowds this week as WWE continues its swing through California with shows in Sacramento, Fresno and San Jose.
“We continue to see a great reception from our fans to our Road to WrestleMania live events as we tour around the country,” said Geof Rochester, Senior Vice President, Marketing, referring to the wrestling juggernaut’s march to the sold out WrestleMania 23, April 1, at Ford Field in Detroit.