When WrestleMania XXIX takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on April 7, it will be the sixth outdoor 'Mania of all time. WrestleMania has certainly evolved over the years as it used to be held in smaller arenas, but now only large stadiums play host, and many of them have been outdoors as of late.
Professional wrestling has always been an indoor attraction for the most part, but there have been some special circumstances that have lent themselves to outdoor events. WrestleMania is obviously the biggest show in wrestling and there is nothing conventional about it, so it's great to see different venues that aren't used at other points during the year.
MetLife Stadium should certainly provide an interesting atmosphere, especially due to the fact that weather could play a factor. Every outdoor WrestleMania to this point has featured pristine conditions, so the WWE has been lucky in that regard. No matter what the weather is like, though, outdoor 'Manias have a special feeling to them, and I enjoy them immensely.
Ahead of WrestleMania XXIX, here are my rankings of the five outdoor WrestleManias that have taken place thus far. Match quality, atmosphere and a number of different factors were taken into account in trying to order these events, but all of them were fantastic for one reason or another.