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Triple H did not open the WWE NXT Takeover Dallas event like he has done with Brooklyn and London because there was a call made by Vince McMahon to keep him off the show according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Top officials didn't want The Game playing the babyface to the NXT crowd before his WrestleMania 32 match, in which his was working heel - although has we have seen this move didn't exactly change fan perception.
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross will receive the NWA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51st annual Cauliflower Alley Club reunion in Las Vegas next week.
Jim Ross to receive spectacular title belt at Cauliflower Alley Club ceremony | FOX Sports https://t.co/iWJWYTCnUR— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) April 6, 2016
WWE issued the following press release on Thursday revealing that not only did WWE they break their all-time attendance record for WrestleMania but also did record breaking numbers for for digital/social media, merchandise sales and WWE Network subscribers.
WRESTLEMANIA® BREAKS MORE RECORDS
STAMFORD, CONN. – April 7, 2016 – In addition to setting a new attendance record of 101,763 fans, which led to the highest-grossing live event in WWE history at $17.3 million, WrestleMania also broke records for digital and social media engagement and merchandise sales.
WrestleMania 32 was the most social event in WWE history, according to Nielsen Social with 2.5 million mentions on Twitter throughout the day and 1.3 million mentions during the broadcast alone, an increase of 50 percent and 18 percent year-over-year, respectively.
WWE-related content saw more than 250 million video views across WWE.com, WWE App and social media during WrestleMania Week, an increase of 122 percent year-over-year.
WrestleMania set data usage records, totaling 8.6TB on the AT&T network. This set a new record for data traffic at AT&T Stadium, an increase of 36 percent over the data traffic during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in 2015.
WrestleMania reached 1.82 million global households on WWE Network alone, making it the most-watched WrestleMania in history, with pay-per-view data still forthcoming.
WWE Network subscribers viewed 21.7 million hours during WrestleMania Week or 12 hours per subscriber during the week. This compares to 15 million hours last year, a year-over-year increase of 45 percent.
WWE generated a record-breaking $4.55 million in WrestleMania merchandise revenue, an increase of 37 percent or $1.2 million, from last year’s previous record at WrestleMania 31.