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5 of the largest wrestling arenas in the world

Damn!
Damn!
Akash Cillanki

You know the strange thing about professional wrestling? Despite having one of the largest fanbases in the entire world, their major events are often undersized when compared to other sporting events. While football (not the American type) averages 30,000-40,000 people at least every game, WWE events usually pack in less than 20,000.

But, all of that changes when really big events come to town. Wrestlemania is the most obvious example, of course, where you see upwards of 50,000 people pack into arenas to experience the biggest event on the wrestling calendar.

But, which of these arenas can hold the most number of people? Well, that's what we're here to find out today. So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 of the largest wrestling arenas in the world:


#5 Wembley Stadium (Capacity: 80,355 for Summerslam '92)

Summerslam in the UK was a grand success
Summerslam in the UK was a grand success

The legendary Wembley Stadium in London played host to one of the first ever WWE pay per views to be held outside the United States when Vince McMahon decided to take The Biggest Party of the Summer across the pond to the United Kingdom.

Summerslam '92 proved to be a monumental success that attracted an astonishing number of people that was officially confirmed at 80,355. The huge number of people in attendance got to celebrate the crowning moment of hometown boy British Bulldog as he defeated Bret Hart in the main event of the evening.

#4 Metlife Stadium (Capacity: 80,676 for Wrestlemania 29)

People filled the seats for Twice in a Lifetime
People filled the seats for Twice in a Lifetime

The previous entry on this list would be the largest WWE crowd for over 20 years until the company brought Wrestlemania 29 to the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2013. The Grandest Stage of Them All played host to a whopping 80,676 fans that year as The Rock and John Cena headlined their second straight Wrestlemania.

This was the infamous Twice in a Lifetime match that made a mockery of the Once in a Lifetime match that happened between the two men a year prior a Wrestlemania 28, but, hey, it did put nearly 81,000 butts in seats, so what can you do?

#3 Pontiac Silverdome (Capacity - 93,173 for Wrestlemania III)

That's a hell of a lot of people
That's a hell of a lot of people

The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Detriot, Michigan was the venue with the largest ever WWE audience for nearly thirty years when it hosted Wrestlemania III all the way back in 1987. This was the Golden Age of wrestling and it was hardly surprising that fans packed into the Silverdome considering the magnitude of the main event.

Hulk Hogan took on Andre the Giant and this would be the venue of the iconic moment where Hogan bodyslammed the Giant to the adulation of thousands.

#2 AT&T Stadium (Capacity - 101,763 for Wrestlemania 32)

Over 100,000 people were forced to watch this live
Over 100,000 people were forced to watch this live

It was Wrestlemania 32 which would ultimately eclipse Wrestlemania III nearly 30 years after 90,000+ people piled into the Pontiac Silverdome. This time around, it was the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas that played host to a mind-boggling number of people.

The 2016 edition of Wrestlemania saw the first-ever WWE crowd of over 100,000 people as 101,763 people attended The Showcase of the Immortals. Unfortunately for them, they were forced to witness the now infamous main event between Triple H and Roman Reigns.

#1 Mayday Stadium (Capacity of 150,000 and 190,000 for Collision in Korea)

Collision in Korea was absolutely insane
Collision in Korea was absolutely insane

No matter what the WWE does, though, it is highly unlikely that they will ever hit the monumentally large figures of 150,000 and 190,000 that attended Collision in Korea Day 1 and Day 2 respectively in North Korea, of all places.

The Mayday Stadium in the notorious country played host to a joint event by WCW and NJPW in 1995 that attracted these two astonishing crowds.


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Edited by anirudh.b

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