Johnny Gargano Suffers Shoulder Injury
Monday’s WWE RAW show in Birmingham, Alabama featured RAW’s commentary team announcing that Johnny Gargano recently suffered an AC sprain injury in his shoulder and will be out of action for the foreseeable future.
Following WWE’s announcement, Gargano confirmed on Twitter that he had suffered the injury and that it took place at a house show event this past December in Toronto, Canada.
I injured my shoulder at a live event in Toronto (ironic?), and the medical team is going to protect me from myself for a bit.. but you better believe I'm going to do EVERYTHING I can to get back in that ring so I can be that guy you all know I can be. Just let me in that Rumble!— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) January 10, 2023
More on London Hosting WWE Money in the Bank 2023 Event
As noted before, WWE recently announced that London, England will be the host city for this year’s Money in the Bank event, which takes place on July 1st at The O2.
Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that the reason for WWE’s decision to run this year’s Money in the Bank event at The O2 arena was due to WWE officials being confident that they could sell out the venue. One person spoken to reportedly stated that WWE currently views The O2 as the “Madison Square Garden” of England and wanted to travel to the venue for a pay-per-view event.
In regards to the rumors of WWE’s plans to end Money in the Bank as its own separate event, it was reported that those spoken to stated that this was never seriously considered as a plan by WWE officials.
It was reported that WWE currently do not have any booking plans for their upcoming Money in the Bank event and that the booking of The O2 arena was more of a collaborative effort by WWE officials than just WWE CEO Nick Khan putting together deals for venues as was the case in 2022.
WWE Announces WrestleMania 39 Ticket Sales Break WrestleMania Gate Record
WWE recently announced that the ticket sales for their upcoming WrestleMania 39 event on April 1-2 in Inglewood, California recently broke the record for highest ever gate for a WrestleMania event in WrestleMania history.
WWE® Breaks All-Time WrestleMania® Gate Record
WrestleMania Goes Hollywood at SoFi Stadium Surpasses WrestleMania 32 as Best-Seller in Company History, Nearly Three Months Prior to Event
STAMFORD, Conn. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WrestleMania Goes Hollywood (WrestleMania 39), which will originate from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles across two nights, broke the company’s all-time gate record for any WrestleMania, despite having yet to announce a single match. The previous record announced was $17.3 million in 2016 at WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The record gate comes on the heels of unprecedented ticket sales demand for WWE in 2022, in which it produced the highest-grossing gates of all-time for Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and Extreme Rules.Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, which marked WWE’s first major stadium show in the U.K. in 30 years, was the highest-grossing U.K. event in company history.
Additionally, WWE set in-market gate records for SmackDown and Raw events in more than 20 markets for the year, including the December 30 SmackDown, which took place in Tampa, Fla. and heralded the return of WWE Superstar John Cena.
Limited single and two-day combo tickets for WrestleMania Goes Hollywood can still be purchased through Ticketmaster.com. The eventstreams live on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.