WWE Announced Royal Rumble 2023 Broke All-Time Records for Live Gate & Viewership

WWE recently announced that their Royal Rumble 2023 event this past Saturday in San Antonio, Texas officially broke two all-time records for a Royal Rumble event in Royal Rumble series history.

It was announced that this year’s event broke the record for highest ever live gate for a Royal Rumble event at $7.7 million, previously held by the 2017 Royal Rumble at $4.9 million.

It was also announced that this year’s event also broke the record for most watched ever Royal Rumble event at 52% higher than the previous record held by last year’s event on Peacock.

Official press release:

WWE® Smashes All-Time Gate & Viewership Records at Royal Rumble®


STAMFORD, Conn. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that the 2023 Royal Rumble, which emanated from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, became WWE’s highest-grossing and most-viewed Royal Rumble in company history.

The event set a new all-time gate record at more than $7.7 million, far surpassing the previous Royal Rumble high in 2017 by more than 50 percent. Viewership of the event saw a 52 percent increase versus the previous record set in 2022.

In addition, the 2023 Royal Rumble broke all-time venue merchandise and sponsorship records. Merchandise sales were up 135 percent versus the record set in 2022. Royal Rumble sponsorship revenue was up nearly 200 percent versus 2022 and featured the first-ever sponsored match (MTN DEW PITCH BLACK) and sponsored countdown clock (Applebee’s).

On social, the Roman Reigns-Sami Zayn videos generated 20 million-plus views across all WWE platforms and became the most-viewed WWE clip of 2023. Additional highlights include Logan Paul and Ricochet’s high-flying collision which amassed 26.5 million views across WWE and Paul’s platforms, and the launch of Reigns’ TikTok account which netted 100K followers in the first 24 hours.