Ahead of WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, TX, WWE has cancelled its annual Axxess fan event, one of WrestleMania weekend’s long standing traditions.
WrestleMania Axxess has been a staple for fans attending WWE’s biggest show of the year since its inception at WrestleMania 2000, but the 2022 edition of the event has been cancelled according to a recent report by PWInsider Elite. According to the report, customers who purchased weekend travel passes were sent an email that delivered the unfortunate news that Axxess won’t be happening in Dallas this year.
Instead, WWE is said to be focusing on an Axxess Superstore, which will still allow fans to purchase merchandise of their favorite WWE Superstars, but without the additional benefit of meet and greets or seeing memorabilia from across the years of WWE’s rich history. The email sent to fans made it clear that they would receive a refund for the Axxess portion of their travel package.
In years past, fans have been treated to the opportunity to meet some of their favorite WWE Superstars at autograph signings, tour a graveyard marked with the Undertaker’s Streak victims, and even get into a ring and try their hand at commentary.
Beginning in 2013, the fan expo also included a number of NXT matches, and in recent years independent promotions such as Evolve and ICW have also been featured at the event.