WrestleMania’s attendance is going to be broken by one of the more unusual wrestling shows in the US this year.
WrestleMania 39 was held over two nights and had a reported combined attendance of over 130,000 fans but taken as separate shows, just over 67,000 fans packed SoFi Stadium on Saturday and Sunday to see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn become WWE Tag Team Champions and Cody Rhodes fail to finish his story against Roman Reigns.
However, it seems CMLL will be hosting a show during the upcoming Denver Broncos NFL game after the team visited a show at Arena Mexico.
Speaking about the situation on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that a CMLL show at a Broncos game will give it a bigger attendance than the separate nights of WrestleMania as the Broncos have drawn crowds of over 76,000 fans for their home games so far this season:
“What happened was the Denver Broncos and management were in Mexico City not all that long ago, and they went to Arena Mexico.
“And the one thing about Arena Mexico wrestling is that – I say this all the time – if you are not a fan of wrestling and you go to wrestling at Arena Mexico, you will have probably more fun than going to wrestling anywhere else because the thing with American wrestling is, you kind of need to know who the people are and the storylines and all that.
“So anyway, they (the Broncos) had a wonderful time, and they wanted to bring these guys in. At Sunday’s Broncos game, they’re gonna have Mistico, Volador Jr, Templario and Atlantis Jr, and maybe others, but they’re gonna do a CMLL wrestling show. So it’s gonna be in front of however many people the Broncos draw. It’s gonna be more people watching this thing live than any show in the United States all year.
“It’s gonna be more than WrestleMania this year. Not that that means anything, but they’re all gonna be there doing a match.”
Bigger than WrestleMania but not the biggest wrestling show in 2023
Although the CMLL show, in whatever fashion it takes, will have a bigger crowd than the separate nights of WrestleMania, it of course is unlikely to be the most attended wrestling show of 2023.
That honour will belong to AEW All In at Wembley Stadium with Tony Khan announcing a paid crowd of 81,035 at that event. However, since then conflicting reports have cast doubt on what the actual number inside Wembley was for the landmark event.