Just days before its annual flagship pay-per-view event, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced that WrestleMania 30 has been cancelled due to lower-than-anticipated ticket sales.
“There will be no WrestleMania this year, as dictated by a lack of interest from fans,” reads a matter-of-fact press release issued this morning from the company’s Connecticut headquarters.
“WWE regrets any inconvenience this has caused.”
According to financial statements obtained by Kayfabe News, only 478 tickets had been sold for the April 6 sports entertainment spectacle at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
The sluggish ticket sales have been described by industry insiders as “TNA-like.”
Given that WWE had anticipated selling-out the 75,000-seat Superdome, the company could not justify hosting a multi-million-dollar show for such a small live crowd.
Industry experts believe the recent launch of the WWE Network — a streaming video service that costs only $9.99 per month — has caused the vast majority of wrestling fans to adopt a hermit-like lifestyle that prevents them from attending live events, bathing, or seeking romantic relationships.
To the 478 WrestleMania ticketholders, WWE provided the following statement: “Sorry, no refunds.”