WrestleMania has been canceled with only days till the greatest professional wrestling event of the year owing to suspicions that several, if not all, of the events had been rigged. WWE (formerly known as World Wrestling Entertainment) went on record saying that "All signs point to yes", confirming rumors that have been swirling for weeks now.
The cancellation is the latest in a long line of controversies to plague the biggest event of the year, which this year was scheduled to take place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The show was supposed to be headlined by John Cena vs Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship but due to the controversy surrounding the event it may not happen after all.
WrestleMania is one of the biggest events in sports-entertainment history and has been going strong for more than 30 years. It originated back in 1985 when Vince McMahon first announced plans to create an annual pay-per-view event featuring championship matches from throughout the world of wrestling. Since then, there have been 12 other WrestleManias held over 8 countries on 5 different continents.
WrestleMania is so important to WWE that they would not cancel it without having another huge event lined up soon after.
WWE has pulled WrestleMania 24 from the WWE Network for unknown reasons. Wrestlemania 24 is no longer available on the WWE Network. Due to a lawsuit brought by a music producer in 2010, which was dropped in 2013, there was a difficulty with the PPV distributed on DVD. The problem was eventually resolved after WWE agreed to change its release schedule.
We may receive a commission if you purchase via our links. WrestleMania 37 is the first WrestleMania without a WWE Network broadcast since 2013. WrestleMania will be broadcast on NBC's Peacock channel. WrestleMania 30 marked the beginning of the WWE's digital era, as it was the first pay-per-view to be streamed on the WWE Network.
WrestleMania is the flagship event of the wrestling season and the biggest annual sports entertainment event in North America. The event is so important that it has become synonymous with its titleholder, the world champion wrestler. The first WrestleMania was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 31, 1987. It was an immediate success that spawned several sequels over the next few years. In 1992, the event was moved to Los Angeles for the first time in order to capitalize on the popularity of Hollywood wrestling films. Since then, it has been held in both cities annually except for 2001 and 2002 when it was canceled due to 9/11 and the subsequent collapse of World Trade Center.
WrestleMania is notable for being one of the most expensive productions ever made. Its initial cost was estimated at $1 million but increased as time went on. By the time it reached its 12th edition in 2008, the production budget exceeded $50 million. Tickets for the event start at $75 and go up from there depending on where you are sitting. Champagne bottles cost between $100 and $200 each. You get the picture - this is not your father's wrestling match.
WrestleMania is a WWE-sponsored pay-per-view event held annually between mid-March and early April. The following is a list of every WrestleMania location and attendance since it debuted on March 31, 1985. If the venue's name has changed since the event, the current name appears in parenthesis. If there are questions regarding the location's identity, please contact us.
WrestleMania 1 was held at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The event drew 10,000 fans to see wrestlers from both the WWF and WCW compete for honor and prizes. WrestleMania 2 was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This event is best remembered for Hulk Hogan defeating Andre the Giant for the WWF Championship.
WrestleMania 3 was held at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. It was the first Pay-Per-View event to be broadcast live by NBC. The main event was Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWF Title. This event is also known for its opening match between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant which ended in a no-contest after Hogan knocked out Andre with a guitar.
WrestleMania 4 was held at Stanford University in Stanford, California. This event is best remembered for its main event: Hulk Hogan defending the WWF Title against Andre the Giant. After several minutes of fighting, referee Dave Hebner stopped the match due to time constraints and declared Hogan the winner via forfeit.
WrestleMania is back in action. WrestleMania will try again at Raymond James Stadium just three months after postponing its grandiose March 2020 plans for Tampa Bay due to the outbreak of the pandemic. The event will be held on July 9th at the new home of the Buccaneers, who played their first game at Raymond James Stadium that same day.
The news comes a month after it was announced that WrestleMania would not go ahead as planned and instead hold its traditional event next year. This means that 2020's WrestleMania will be held at a different location than usual - the site will be determined during this year's show. It also means that Vince McMahon will be putting on another great WrestleMania without some of his biggest names including Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena, and more.
McMahon explained why he decided to cancel the event: "In light of the current situation with COVID-19, I have made the decision to cancel this year's WrestleMania event. I want to thank you all for your support over the last few days. We have been discussing potential dates for WrestleMania 31 and 32, but we do not have any announcements at this time."
This isn't the first time that WrestleMania has been called off due to health concerns.
If you're looking forward to WWE's WrestleMania 37, you might be wondering where you can watch it. After all, the WWE Network app officially stopped on March 18, 2021, and will be permanently removed on April 4. However, if you have a paid WWE Network subscription when they stop service, then you'll be able to access the app after that date.
The network will cease to offer new content as well as any possible future content in April because that's when the company plans to shift its focus entirely to the upcoming streaming service called "WWE Studio". This service is expected to launch in late 2020 or early 2021 at the latest, so there won't be anything else added to the Network until then.
In addition to traditional TV, the Network has been available through Amazon Prime Video since 2015, the Apple App Store from 2009 to 2019, and Google Play from 2014 to 2019. It is also possible to use the website with either a desktop computer or mobile device but this method isn't as convenient as using an app.
There have been rumors that Verizon might purchase the Network for $10 billion, but these rumors haven't been confirmed by anyone involved with the Network's business decisions.
It's important to remember that everything you watch on the Network is owned by WWE and they can decide to shut it down at any time.