WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon has discussed the possibility of WrestleMania reverting back to a one-day event.
WrestleMania has been a cornerstone of WWE since its inception in 1985.‘The Showcase of the Immortals’ has become an entertainment extravaganza in its own right.In 2020, WrestleMania, for the first time, became a two-night event.As the WWE entered the ‘pandemic-era,’ no fans could attend the event and it was taped inside the Performance Center.Night one was headlined by the cinematic Boneyard Match between AJ Styles and The Undertaker.Sunday’s show finished with Drew McIntyre defeating Brock Lesnar to become the WWE Champion.
Speaking to TV Insider, McMahon explained:
“We want to maximize the value. The two nights are unique to the times. [We have plans] to go back to one night for future WrestleMania events, but of course, we will see what happens this year. We want to deliver the best possible value we can for our fans who are hopefully able to attend and for those watching all around the world.”
WrestleMania this year will take place in the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This was the original site for WrestleMania 36 in 2020. Stephanie McMahon has previously stated the companies intention to have fans in attendance.Reports have suggested there could be up to 30,000 fans able to attend the event.
At the same time as announcing the change of venue for WrestleMania 37 this year from the original venue in California.WWE made the unusual step of announcing the venues and dates for the next two WrestleMania events in 2022 and 2023.WrestleMania 2022 will emanate from Arlington, Texas with the 2023 edition heading to the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood California.Both the events in 2022 and 2023 have been advertised with only one date.Plans may change but this would appear to confirm Stephanie McMahon’s view that the event will return to a one-day spectacular as of next year.
Credit: TV Insider
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