Things you need to know about me before we get into the main article.
I’m a big time Wrestling fan, been watching since 1993 and I’ve loved it ever since. I span pre Attitude Era, Through the Attitude Era, Ruthless Aggression, PG era, etc.
I’ve been to a couple events throughout my life as well.
Biggest one & the most important is WrestleMania 20 (Which was the last Mania at the most famous Arena anywhere in the world) with my uncle, Who would tragically pass away a year later to Cancer. So Wrestling will always be apart of my life.
Getting back to the point of this article though… So WrestleMania 1, 10 & 20 were all at MSG. WWE would then break that 10 year tradition by having WM 30 at MetLife stadium, Which I hated and thought was a big mistake.
For WrestleMania 35 they’re going back to MetLife. So I would like it if they went back to MSG for WM 40.
I get why they don’t put it in MSG anymore (The fact it’s small and can only hold 18-20K for Wrestling) but I don’t have to like it.
The most famous Arena should hold a Mania again in my opinion. It’s long overdue, I hate the fact Vince McMahon doesn’t like small intimate settings for Mania anymore.
The last 8 WrestleMania’s have been at The Superdome (’18), Camping World Stadium in Florida, AT&T Stadium, Levi’s Stadium, The Superdome again, MetLife Stadium, Sun Life Stadium & the Georgia Dome.
A common theme throughout all those venues is they hold over 70K+. There hasn’t been a WM under that number since WrestleMania 22 at the All-State Arena in Chicago (Which was a recorded attendance of 17, 159).
That was the last small intimate WrestleMania setting. I really hope some day they can go back to a smaller venue cause I loved having WM at MSG. So maybe it’ll happen but until then it’ll just be a dream.
Hey there’s WrestleMania 40? Though knowing WWE like I do It’ll be at the damn Superdome again.
Extra: Another benefit to having WrestleMania in a smaller venue is it would cut down on how long an entrance is. The entrances take like 8+ mins now before the match has even started.
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