World Wrestling Leisure Premium Dwell Occasions draw big crowds, so the corporate is on the lookout for cities to bid for main exhibits sooner or later.
The present methodology that WWE makes use of for WrestleMania is for host cities to place in bids whereas presenting why they assume their metropolis/stadium ought to host WWE’s largest occasion of the 12 months. It has labored very nicely for a few years, so WWE desires to do it for different main Premium Dwell Occasions (previously generally known as pay-per-views) as nicely.
It was reported by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE goes to encourage potential host cities to bid on main occasions sooner or later. For instance, Meltzer referenced Cardiff, Wales paying to current the upcoming Conflict on the Fortress PLE from Principality Stadium:
“They talked about additionally, that with Cardiff, not solely are they getting ticket income, however the metropolis of Cardiff is definitely paying for them to return in. Which in all probability is why they went to Cardiff and never London.”
“And they’re engaged on, for the largest exhibits of the 12 months, to do what they do for WrestleMania, which is basically to place them up for bidding from cities.”
“So say you need SummerSlam, say you need Royal Rumble, as an alternative of WWE going to Houston, Texas as a result of they really feel it’s a market they’ll promote 30,000-40,000 tickets on the stadium, they are going to be going nonetheless to a stadium – however they need town to pay them to carry them in as a result of they’re bringing tourism and issues like that to town.”
“So the thought is for the large exhibits, going ahead, that is their try and what they’re gonna attempt to do.”
What isn’t recognized is how a lot cash WWE was paid to run Conflict on the Fortress, however we do know ticket sales have been very strong. It’s anticipated that there shall be round 70,000 individuals to look at the primary WWE stadium present within the UK since SummerSlam 1992.
The final WWE present happening at a significant stadium was SummerSlam on July 30 at Nissan Stadium, which is the house of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.
Looking forward to 2023, it has been reported that San Antonio’s Alamodome is likely going to be the host of the Royal Rumble, however that hasn’t been made official but.
WrestleMania 39 in April 2023 shall be at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (dwelling of the NFL’s Rams & Chargers) whereas WrestleMania 40 shall be at Lincoln Monetary Area in Philadelphia.