WWE has revealed some of the cities it is considering running future WrestleManias in and there are some very interesting locations listed amongst them.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the promotion sent out a marketing study recently asking previous WrestleMania ticket buyers what cities they would be willing to attend to see the show live.
One of the most interesting cities on the list was Jacksonville, which is of course the ‘home’ city of AEW in much the same way that New York is WWE’s home.
AEW’s inaugural rally was held outside the stadium of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are owned by AEW backers the Khan family. AEW’s upcoming July event Fight For The Fallen is also taking place in Jacksonville.
That Jacksonville was listed on the study between Chicago and Las Vegas – where AEW’s first and second major PPV events have and will take place – tells you everything you need to know about WWE’s intentions.
Also of note was the listing of London, England as a potential WrestleMania locations.
Fans in the UK have been clamouring for WWE to hold WrestleMania in the country for decades, with Triple H playing soothsayer several years ago by dangling the carrot.
However, it has never happened nor even been under serious consideration. WWE has held several PPV events in the UK, including NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool, NXT TakeOver London and previously ran UK-exclusive PPV events in the Attitude Era and slightly beyond.
However, WWE has not held a major PPV event in the UK since 1992’s historic SummerSlam ’92, which sold out 80,000 tickets at Wembley Stadium.
Other cities on the list were (with most recent year hosting WM in parenthesis): Santa Clara (2015), Houston (2009), Dallas (2016), Philadelphia (1999), Toronto (2002), Miami (2012), Orlando (2017) and Tampa (2020).
Los Angeles was not on the list as it is believed a deal may already been (loosely) done for the city to host WrestleMania 37 or 38 at the new Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park.