WWE’s biggest annual pay-per-view event, WrestleMania, has become an annual global phenomenon taking a giant leap every year to redefine professional wrestling and sports entertainment in its entirety.
With more and more US States joining the bidding list every year, WrestleMania has turned into a huge million dollar business with many considering the show to be a brand on its own.
Recently on the Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast, Brad Shepard revealed that although WWE hasn’t quite finalized a definite location for WrestleMania 36, Vince McMahon‘s favoritism could play a huge role when narrowing down the cities for 2020.
“As of right now that’s still being worked out. The recent conversation is around Florida. Minnesota has not been brought up in a while.”
If Vince’s partiality prevails, then WrestleMania 36 could very well be headed for Florida. It would be the fourth time for The Sunshine State to embrace WWE’s biggest annual PPV, having already hosted the show in 2008, 2012 and 2017.
“Vince likes Florida and even talking to a source in the company about it, they even find it a little battling because they’ve gone there so much it’s a little baffling but Vince loves Florida and that’s why they keep going to the Florida well so much.”
The CEO of WWE has some personal favorite locations which could be the reason why WrestleMania has been hosted in repeat cities recently. New Orleans has showcased the biggest pro-wrestling PPV twice in a span of 4 years (2014, 2018).
Till date, WrestleMania 32 holds the record for the most attendance (101,763). The show emanated from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and was headlined by Triple H and Roman Reigns with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line.
Next year’s Showcase of Immortals will take place from the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, United States. However, WWE is planning things in advance as much as possible as weather and economy prove to be the key factors when choosing an ideal location for WrestleMania.