WWE may be headed to Texas for the 2023 Royal Rumble. San Antonio’s Alamodome is reported to be the frontrunner to host the occasion.
As reported by Fightful, the 62,000-seat dome is very prone to host the Rumble subsequent yr. This comes amid reviews that firm president Nick Khan desires extra premium reside occasions to be held in arenas and domes.
The final occasion WWE put up within the constructing was the 2017 Royal Rumble. That present noticed John Cena win his sixteenth world title by defeating AJ Types for the WWE Championship. Randy Orton additionally gained the occasion’s titular match for the second time, final eliminating Roman Reigns. This was a yr earlier than the ladies’s rumble was launched in 2018.
The Alamodome was additionally the host of the 1997 Royal Rumble. That yr’s version noticed Shawn Michaels defend his WWF Championship in opposition to Sycho Sid and “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin win his first of three rumbles. Austin would go on to face Bret Hart of their legendary submission match at WrestleMania 13.
Past the Royal Rumble, stadium reveals may change into the brand new norm for WWE in 2023
If subsequent yr’s Rumble airs from the Alamodome, it is going to be the most recent in an extended line of “big-four” reveals being held in stadiums and domes over the previous few years (besides Survivor Collection). It has been reported that WWE President and CFO Nick Khan sees stadiums because the “new norm” for the corporate’s premium reside occasions going ahead.
In accordance with Andrew Zarian of The Mat Males Podcast, an inside supply within the firm has acknowledged that there are plans to carry most premium reside occasions in stadiums in 2023.
“The aim is to make this the brand new norm. It is a Nick Khan method in relation to Premium Dwell Occasions.” Zarian tweeted.
He additionally claimed that even when a stadium present with a capability of 60-70 thousand just isn’t a full home, a mean attendance of 50k would nonetheless be 2-3 instances that of an area present with a mean attendance of 15-20 thousand.
WWE has seven stadium reveals slated for 2022: January’s Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber in February, WrestleMania 38 in April, July’s Cash within the Financial institution, Summerslam 2022 later that month, Conflict on the Citadel to be held in Cardiff, Wales in September, and one other Saudia Arabia occasion in October.
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