A lot has changed about WrestleMania from it’s inception in 1985 to the present day. Attendance, media coverage, production costs and revenue are just some of the changes from a business point of view, not to mention the amount of WWE superstars, other sportsmen and celebrities that have performed on "the grandest stage of them all."
When thinking about WrestleMania, I believe there are only two things that have never changed. The first one of these will likely never change: the spectacle of WrestleMania. Where wrestling fans gather to talk, about storylines, scandals and superstars, the word ‘WrestleMania’ will never be too far away.
WrestleMania is an event that the whole year builds to and then builds from; it is the pinnacle of sports entertainment and the highlight of every WWE employee, superstars and fans calendar. The spectacle, I hope, will never change.
However, one thing that I think could and should be changed, is the location where WrestleMania is held. The WWE has held twenty-seven WrestleMania’s and each time, the event has been held in North America, in just two countries: the United States of America and Canada. With WWE constantly plugging itself and being plugged by others as a "Global Juggernaut," should the WWE send its premiere Pay-Per-View global, too?
Following on from my recent Pros and Cons slideshow, I’ve decided to weigh three Pros and three Cons of the possibility of holding the biggest event in sports entertainment outside of North America, so let's get started!