Wrestlemania 34 Could Put the WWE Back on the Map, Provide Bottom Line Jolt
WWE on everyone's radar again.

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) is getting ready to party like its 1999 when it puts on Wrestlemania 34 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on April 8. 

The buzz surrounding this year's event harkens back to the sports entertainment company's heyday at the turn of the century. 

Former UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey will make her wrestling debut at the event, John Cena will face The Undertaker and there are rumors floating around that WWE legends The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin will make appearances. 

If those highlights aren't enough to make you so excited you smash your brothers head with a chair, then the financials produced by the event may just do the trick. 

The average ticket price for the event is $186. The last time Wrestlemania was at the Superdome four years ago, ticket prices were averaging just $68, according to CBS. 

WWE fans with subscriptions to the company's $9.99 a month WWE Network will be able to watch for no additional cost. Everyone else will have to pay $59.99 for the pay per view. 

The WWE Network contributed $4 million worth of network subscribers to Wrestlemania 32. Wrestlemania 33 was the company's most-watched event ever after being seen by 1.95 million on the WWE Network alone. Last year's event generated $14.5 million at the gate.

WWE reported record revenue of $800.9 million in 2017, a 10% year over year increase, as the company's WWE Network hit its stride. 

North American revenue rose 6% as television revenue outside of the WWE Network rose to $270.2 million from $241.7 million.

WWE boasts YouTube's most-viewed sports channel and is the second most-viewed channel on the entire platform as of January 31, 2018.  

Wrestlemania is the crown jewel of the WWE's live event schedule every year, and pulling off an event that satisfies the millions of fans that will be watching around the world should be another boon for its bottom line. 

WWE shares have risen nearly 20% year to date.

The WWE did not return a request for comment in time for publication. 

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