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Former WrestleMania Venue Faces Demolition

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According to The Globe and Mail, the historic Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the site of two WrestleMania showings is in danger of being demolished.

The venue, formerly known as the SkyDome, was the sight of WrestleMania VI and WrestleMania X8 and is being considered for a complete overhaul which will include being torn to its foundations and a new stadium built in its place.

One of Canada’s most historic building, the Rogers Centre was opened in 1989 and is situated next to the famous CN Tower. Currently, it is home to the MLB team Toronto Blue Jays and has hosted other teams such as the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and the Toronto Raptors of the NBA.

The expansive arena has also played its part in professional wrestling history. The host of two different WrestleMania events, it was the first venue in which Hulk Hogan was pinned clean and without contention – his loss to Andre in 1988 was surrounded by controversy – by The Ultimate Warrior, not to mention being the erection that hosted arguably the biggest match in wrestling history twelve years later.

Though there were almost 70,000 seats inside the then SkyDome, not one was empty when The Rock and Hulk Hogan did battle in a dream match at WrestleMania X8, with those in attendance on their feet to lift the roof off of the stadium.