WWE has reason to celebrate as this past weekend’s Backlash event was a huge success. The event, which took place in Puerto Rico, drew more than 34,800 fans, with a sellout crowd of 16,896 fans at SmackDown and 17,944 fans at Backlash. This makes it the largest gate in the history of Backlash, as well as the largest gate for a WWE event in Puerto Rico.
In addition to the high attendance, Backlash also broke merchandise and sponsorship records. However, what’s most impressive is the viewership numbers, which were up 28% over the WrestleMania Backlash numbers in 2022. This makes it the highest-grossing and most-viewed Backlash in company history.
The main event of the evening, the San Juan Street Fight featuring Bad Bunny vs. Damian Priest, was a huge hit on social media, garnering over 40 million views. The hashtag #WWEBacklash trended #1 across the entire evening of sports, accompanied by a custom Bad Bunny emoji.
This success is a testament to the power of WWE’s brand and the excitement that professional wrestling can generate. As fans eagerly await the next big event, WWE can bask in the glory of a job well done.
For more on WWE, check out this article on the upcoming SummerSlam event, which promises to be another blockbuster for the company. The recently concluded WWE Backlash in Puerto Rico was a huge success as it broke sponsorship revenue records and topped the merchandise sales. The event, which marked the first-ever partnership with Fanatics, saw the WWE Backlash and LWO Puerto Rico t-shirts as the top-selling items. This success is largely attributed to the partnerships with Netflix’s FUBAR, Mike’s Harder Lemonade and Xfinity, which contributed to a 98% year-on-year increase in sponsorship revenue, surpassing any Backlash event in history.
The partnership with Fanatics was a game-changer as it oversaw the on-site event retail experience. As a result, the merchandise sales were highly successful, and the fans had a great shopping experience. The WWE is looking forward to working more with Fanatics to enhance the fan experience at all their events.
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The WWE Backlash in Puerto Rico was undoubtedly a huge success, and fans cannot wait for the next event. For more updates, check out the post on Wrestling Headlines.
WWE Backlash 2022 event in San Juan, Puerto Rico proved to be a massive success for the company as it broke several records, including the largest gate in the history of Backlash. The event drew more than 34,800 fans, with a sellout crowd of 16,896 fans at SmackDown and 17,944 fans at Backlash, making it the highest-grossing Backlash in WWE history. The viewership was also up by 28% compared to WrestleMania Backlash numbers in 2022, making it the most-viewed Backlash event of all time.
The San Juan Street Fight featuring Bad Bunny vs. Damian Priest was the most-watched match of the night, with over 40 million views on social media. The hashtag #WWEBacklash also trended #1 across the entire evening of sports, with a custom Bad Bunny emoji accompanying it.
The event also broke merchandise and sponsorship records, showcasing the immense popularity of WWE in Puerto Rico. With such a tremendous response from fans, it is evident that WWE’s decision to hold the event in San Juan was a wise one. The success of Backlash has set a high bar for the company’s future live events, and it will be interesting to see how they match up to this historic night.
If you’re a fan of WWE and want to stay up to date with the latest news and updates in the world of professional wrestling, check out our website and subscribe to our newsletter to never miss an update. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the highly anticipated WWE Royal Rumble event, which is just around the corner! WWE’s first event under the expanded partnership with Fanatics resulted in a huge success. The WWE Backlash event witnessed the top-selling items including the WWE Backlash and LWO Puerto Rico t-shirts. The sponsorship revenue hit an all-time high and broke last year’s record with a 98% YoY increase, thanks to the partnerships with Netflix’s FUBAR, Mike’s Harder Lemonade, and Xfinity. This event has set the bar high for future events and created a benchmark for the retail experience. For more updates and news on WWE, stay tuned to WrestlingHeadlines.com. Also, follow Marc on Twitter at @this_is_marc, and feel free to send any news, tips, or corrections to us by clicking here. You can read more about WWE’s success at the Backlash event in Puerto Rico on Wrestling Headlines.