This week, Forbes.com released their list of the 40 most powerful sports brands, with WWE placing in the top ten on the list for their WrestleMania brand.
Forbes values the WrestleMania brand at $195 million, up 8.3 percent from last year. The only sports brands that ranked higher than WrestleMania were the NCAA Final Four (No. 5), the FIFA World Cup (No. 4), the Winter Olympics (No. 3), the Summer Olympics (No. 2) and the NFL’s Super Bowl (No. 1).
WWE issued the following statement regarding the Forbes Fab 40 List Of Most Powerful Sports Brands:
WrestleMania makes Forbes’ Fab 40 list of most powerful sports brands
WrestleMania has once again ranked on Forbes’ Fab 40. The Showcase of the Immortals, which just celebrated its 33rd edition this past April in Orlando, ranked at No. 6 on the magazine’s long-running list of the world’s most valuable sports brands, above institutions such as the UEFA Champions League and the Daytona 500.
This year’s WrestleMania broke the Orlando Citrus Bowl’s attendance record with 75,245 WWE Universe members from all 50 states and 62 different countries. The previous Orlando Citrus Bowl attendance record – 74,635 – had been set by WrestleMania XXIV in 2008.
WrestleMania also ranked on Forbes’ list in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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