WWE is riding high following a record-breaking Fastlane show.
Fastlane took place on the 7th of October in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was the seventh show produced by WWE under that name.
The show’s main event saw Seth Rollins retain the World Heavyweight Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura in a Last Man Standing match. John Cena was also in action on the show as he teamed with LA Knight to defeat Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso in a tag team action.
There was success for one Uso on the show as Jey Uso opened things up with Cody Rhodes, defeating The Judgment Day for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. Carlito made his return to the company as the mystery partner for Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar as the LWO defeated Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits.
There was also success for IYO SKY who had Bayley to thank for her retaining the WWE Women’s Championship against Asuka and Charlotte Flair.
WWE Fastlane sets new records
Now WWE has issued a press release on its corporate website touting the record-breaking Fastlane, noting that viewership for the show was up 71% on the previous record set in 2021 for a Fastlane show:
“STAMFORD, Conn., October 9, 2023 – WWE®, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), today announced that Fastlane, which emanated from Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, became the most-watched and highest-grossing Fastlane in company history. The premium live event set new Fastlane records for viewership, gate and sponsorship.
“Viewership for Fastlane was up 71 percent versus the previous record set in 2021. The sold-out show marked the largest gate ever for any Fastlane, up more than 31 percent versus the previous record set in Cleveland in 2016, and became the highest-grossing WWE event ever held in Indianapolis.
“In addition, Fastlane sponsorship revenue was up 60 percent versus the previous record set in 2021.”
The next premium live event will take place on the 4th of November when Crown Jewel emanates from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.