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Initial WWE WrestleMania 38 ticket sales are lower than expected

WWE began selling WrestleMania 38 tickets last week but, as reported by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the early numbers are not what WWE expected.

The jury is out on whether or not WWE can sell out both nights and if they want to get near capacity then they might have to lower ticket prices. Meltzer said on WOR that the tickets prices were high but WWE has already started to lower some sections.

Meltzer said, “Mania tickets, I don’t have a number but you could tell from the push really hard and everything like that [that they are] far far far far far from a sellout. I didn’t expect it would be this quick. The first time they went to AT&T Stadium, it actually didn’t sell out until a week out and that was for one show…I know that the number was lower than they expected. It’s funny because when I talked with them a couple of weeks ago, [they said] because we’re gonna do two shows, we’re gonna make it pricewise easier. And they did not do that and that may have been a mistake. I mean the price is really high, high enough to scare people away. There is a certain thing that you can charge more money for WrestleMania than any other show but there is a limit on everything as far as how much you can charge.”

Meltzer continued, “I know that some tickets have already been lowered. It may have been one of those things where they start off with super high prices figuring that the people who really want tickets bad will pay those prices and there will be a lot of them and there were and then they start lowering it afterwards. So that maybe how it all turns out…”

Mania 38 is likely to be headlined by the rematch between Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.

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