WWE Elimination Chamber 2023 came live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and featured the highly-anticipated clash between Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns.
While the event was praised by fans online, it appears that it was also a huge success for WWE, both financially and on social media.
The show was the highest-grossing, and most-viewed Elimination Chamber event in history. While viewing figures were also up by 54%. The 2022 installment of the show took place in Saudi Arabia.
You can find the full WWE press release below.
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 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.
Roman Reigns Defeats Sami Zayn At WWE Elimination Chamber
In the hotly anticipated main event, Roman Reigns overcame hometown hero Sami Zayn to retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Title. However, it was far from a straightforward night for Reigns who came arguably closer than ever to losing his prized championship. After the match, Reigns looked to continue the attack on Zayn only to be beaten down by a returning Kevin Owens.
Elsewhere, Asuka won the women’s Elimination Chamber match and Austin Theory retained the United States Title in the men’s match. While Edge and Beth Phoenix defeated Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley, and Brock Lesnar got himself disqualified against Bobby Lashley.