Wrestlemania 28 is heading to Miami next year after the city fought hard to host the granddaddy of them all.
But as soon as it was announced that the WWE’s biggest pay-per-view would take place in The Rock’s hometown in 2012, the speculation quickly turned to where Wrestlemania will take place in 2013.
With a number of huge wrestling cities looking to play host to the PPV, the list of potential options isn’t all that long. And now, it appears the WWE has narrowed it down even further.
According to a report by F4Wonline.com (via SEScoops.com), the WWE is considering three cities to host Wrestlemania 29 and Wrestlemania 30.
WWE officials have reportedly decided on locations for Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 and Wrestlemania 30 in 2014. Two venues that WWE has been strongly considering for upcoming WrestleManias include Toronto’s Skydome (site of WrestleManias VI and X8), as well as Arlington, Texas’ Cowboys Stadium, which could seat over 100,000 fans.
It’s worth noting that during the DX reunion that took place prior to a recent SmackDown taping from Texas, Shawn Michaels and Triple H teased that Cowboys Stadium would be a great place to host WWE’s flagship event.
Some are expecting New York City’s Madison Square Garden to host WrestleMaina 30 in 2014, but with WWE running stadiums since WrestleMania 23, its up in the air a to whether WWE would go back to an arena that houses less than 20,000 fans, even for a big anniversary show.
Officials have briefly discussed locations for WrestleMania 31 (2015) and WrestleMania 32 in (2016) – and will get more serious about those plans in early 2012.
Consider me a fan of all three of these options because the WWE really can’t go wrong with any of them.
Toronto is a phenomenal wrestling city and one that usually has some of the hottest crowds around, Cowboys Stadium is the premiere sports venue in the United States, and there is no better arena to host a wrestling event than Madison Square Garden.
I do, however, think that the “World’s Most Famous Arena” is probably a long shot because, as F4Wonline.com mentions, it only seats about 20,000 fans (or less), which is roughly 20 to 25 percent of what Cowboys Stadium can hold.
I think Vince McMahon is fine with holding a pay-per-view like Survivor Series there, but he’s likely not willing to do that for Wrestlemania.
No big deal.
Toronto and Arlington would do excellent jobs as host cities for Wrestlemania, and the WWE won’t regret having the biggest pay-per-view of the year at either or both venues.