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WWE Reportedly Looking To Run Even More Stadium Shows

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WWE is possibly set to get even bigger with a new report saying that the company is looking to run even more premium live events in stadiums.

The 2020 Royal Rumble inside Minute Maid Park was clearly a sign of things to come as WWE took its January spectacular to a stadium setting. Previously the preserve of WrestleMania, the easing of restrictions following the pandemic in 2021 saw WWE venture to Allegiant Stadium for SummerSlam, with 2022 seeing the company set to venture to 8 different stadiums – including the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales – throughout the year.

According to a new report by Andrew Zarian on social media, however, that number could be set to increase by 2023:

“A source over at WWE mentioned that WWE intends to run more stadium shows moving forward in 2023. Just for reference 2022 has 8 stadium events. The goal is to make this the new norm. This is a Nick Khan approach when it comes to Premium Live Events.”

“The scalability of large stadiums is very beneficial when it comes to having live attendance over 15k. The event doesn’t have to be a sell-out of 50k+ but now you have room to do 20-35k shows more often leading to much higher revenue & higher level of excitement for the event.”

The 2022 Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 38 have already been held in stadiums with AT&T Stadium hosting over 150,000 attendees over two nights for The Show Of Shows in early April.

In addition, WWE will head to stadiums for Money In The Bank and SummerSlam in July before heading across the pond for their first stadium show in the UK for thirty years.