Top 5 International Cities That Could Host a Future WrestleMania
Only twice in the history of WrestleMania has the event taken place outside the United States, and both times happened in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
WrestleMania is a global attraction, and many places around the world could successfully host the event.
WWE has only held a handful of pay-per-view events outside the U.S. over the years, but if they want to expand internationally more than they already have, they should consider certain locations for their various benefits.
The odds of WrestleMania being held outside the U.S. or Canada anytime soon are pretty slim, but I think our international WWE fans can agree that there are plenty of places worthy of a WrestleMania.
This slideshow will rank the top five international cities that could host WrestleMania.
5. Mexico City
Mexico City houses more people than any other city in North America, and if there is one thing Mexico knows, it's wrestling.
Mexico may be known for their lucha libre style, but WWE has always done well in Mexico on tours because their fans appreciate all kinds of wrestling.
Mexico City would be the perfect choice to host a WrestleMania for numerous reasons, including having two ideal venues.
Two stadiums housing over 60,000 and 100,000 fans lie within the borders of Mexico City, the larger being the Estadio Azteca, which has hosted two World Cup finals and numerous other major events over the years.
Wrestling fans from the U.S. and other countries would probably be willing to go to Mexico's center of commerce for the biggest night of the year.
I know I would, if given the chance.
Japan has been one of the major markets for pro wrestling for many years, and WWE would be wise to consider a trip there for a special WrestleMania.
While many of the fans in the U.S. might not be able to make the long trip for the event, there is no denying that it would be successful nonetheless.
Tokyo features several venues that would be ideal for an event like WrestleMania, including the National Olympic Stadium.
WWE has a large fanbase all over the world, and with Tokyo being a major tourism spot, the city seems like a great choice to host the event.
Toronto may have hosted two WrestleManias, but there is another city in Canada that is quite capable of putting on a great show.
Montreal is the home of Olympic Stadium, which has the ability to seat more than 70,000 fans for an event like WrestleMania.
The location of Montreal is ideal for U.S. fans to still attend the show, and they can more than accommodate the tourism after hosting the Olympics in 1976.
Sydney Australia is the home of the ANZ Stadium, a venue that has seen Olympic events contested as well as soccer, football and cricket matches.
With a capacity at well over 80,000 people, this would make the perfect venue down-under for WrestleMania.
Wrestling is popular in Australia and WWE would have no issues selling out the show in Australia, especially if they can work with airlines and hotels to create affordable international travel packages for those who wish to attend from outside the country.
Sydney is a center for commerce in Australia and they would make perfect hosts for a WrestleMania event.
If not WrestleMania, then perhaps a SummerSlam or Royal Rumble.
London has four venues that can hold over 50,000 fans, and Europe is a market which would embrace WrestleMania with open arms.
Another Olympic Stadium that would be ideal is located in London, with a capacity of well over 80,000 fans for an event like WrestleMania.
Many of the best wrestlers in WWE today came from Europe—England in particular has produced several talented names over the years.
London is popular for tourism and sporting events, which makes it the ideal city to host an International WrestleMania.
The crowds in Europe always tend to get a little more raucous, and being at a WrestleMania would bring out the super-fan in everyone who attended.
There you have it, the top five cities to host an international WrestleMania.
Where would you like to see WWE travel to hold the biggest show of the year?
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