SummerSlam In Detroit Set New Record For WWE

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The business of WWE is hot this year and it remained so with this year’s SummerSlam event at Ford Field in Detroit.

It seems like every time WWE runs a Premium Live Event in 2023, they are breaking attendance records, viewership records, social media usage and anything else that seems to matter. The product is hot with large crowds at all of the events with no signs of slowing down.

Some of the previous PLE’s this year like Elimination Chamber in Montreal, Backlash in San Juan and Money in the Bank in London all set records for those cities as well as those PLE events in some way. That doesn’t include major stadium shows like Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 39 too.

What Record Did WWE Set With SummerSlam 2023?

During the WWE SummerSlam press conference on Saturday night, Chief Operating Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque that the summer spectacular at Ford Field was the highest-grossing WWE PLE ever that wasn’t a WrestleMania event.

“Tonight was the highest-grossing SummerSlam in the history of the WWE… it’s actually our highest-grossing PLE ever outside of WrestleMania.”

“I certainly acknowledge The Tribal Chief and The Bloodline, I think it’s so many things that have risen that have been put on display and people that have been given the opportunity to shine in a way that has really sort of transformed WWE and that to me, shows in things like us breaking records at every PLE that we have done in 2023… I think that’s stating something.”

“The amount of records that we’re setting right now, the amount of business that we’re doing… if this was a tweet, I’d use the little flame emoji.”

Next up on the WWE PLE calendar is Payback on Saturday, September 2nd.