Why WrestleMania needs to return to MSG

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.

Picture via @WrestleMania Twitter account (It’s their Avatar), I do not own it in any way shape or form. I will change it if told to do so.

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Why I love Wrestling so much at 30

I was born in 1987 so I’ve lived through the break-up of the Rockers and the birth of HBK when Shawn Michaels threw Marty Jannetty through the pain glass window, the rise and fall of WCW, the creation of NWO & DX, I saw the beginning transformation of The Ring Master to Stone Cold Steve Austin, Seeing Rocky Maivia turn into The Rock, Hunter Hearst Helmsley into Triple H and so on.

The Attitude era for me and most fans of my age will always be our Golden age of Wrestling. Nothing will ever come close to that again. 

 I will admit Wrestling today just isn’t what it used to be, Most of that probably has to do with the fact the product is PG so it’s geared more toward kids (at least WWE) and well the wrestlers just don’t have as much freedom like the guys I mentioned had in the early to late 90’s)

But Wwe/Wrestling as a whole is still amazing to me. There’s no better feeling than watching 5 star classic matches or seeing something breath taking like Shawn Michaels Vs Bret Hart (Wrestlemania 12 the Iron Man Match), Bret Hart vs Stone Cold (WM13), Kazuchika Okada Vs Kenny Omega (WK11), Pete Dunne Vs Tyler Bate (NXT: Chicago), Stone Cold dropping HHH while he’s in a car from a fork lift, Shane McMahon going through the glass at King of The Ring ’01, Mick Foley taking that scary ass bump in his Hell in a cell match with Undertaker, All the crazy stunts the Young Bucks pull in Ring of Honor, etc.

So why do I still love Wrestling at a time when I should essentially be growing out of it….. The spectacle of it all still fascinates me, as stated above when you get those special moments/great matches​, NXT, ROH, New Japan Pro Wrestling, all the indie stuff. Women are finally starting to be able to wrestle again like the early 00’s when we had Molly Holly, Trish Stratus, Lita, etc. There is still great Wrestling out there even if you don’t like the major brands i.e Raw/Smackdown/Impact.

Wrestling to me is the best form of natural high and a lot of other wrestling fans as well.