WWE Wrestlemania heading to MetLife Stadium?
Rumors have been running rampant about the locations for Wrestlemania 29 and 30.
Triple H was at Giants practice on Thursday as they prepare for their divisional playoff game with the Packers. Why else would Triple H attend a Giants practice? Maybe to take a photo with Tyler Sash and Prince Amukamara? Well, he did that and you can click here to see the evidence on the "Giants 101" Facebook page. Multiple reports on the internet say he was there to speak with officials on bringing Wrestlemania 29 or 30 to MetLife Stadium.
Wrestlemania 29 was supposed to be held in Toronto, but because Edge – a Toronto native – is going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year at Wrestlemania 28 weekend in Miami, all signs point to the event being moved out of Canada in 2013. Rumored sites for Wrestlemania 29: Cowboys Stadium and MetLife Stadium.
I would be a little shocked to see Wrestlemania 29 or 30 held in MetLife Stadium. Remember, Madison Square Garden hosted the first, 10th and 20th Wrestlemanias. It's like an unwritten rule for the fans and the company to have the event in that building every 10 years. Unless Vince McMahon is willing to break a 20-year tradition, Madison Square Garden is out. I don’t see the New York metro area hosting the event consecutive years.
The WWE officially announces next year's Wrestlemania a year before. I've never heard the WWE announce a location two years before the event, so I'm guessing the WWE is seriously considering MetLife for the 2013 super bowl of pro wrestling.
Even though New York City has had a mild winter, there’s no telling what kind of weather we would get in late March, early April. Could you imagine a WWE title match decided in the snow? MetLife Stadium will host the 2014 Super Bowl. Many critics have panned the NFL’s decision to have the Super Bowl in New York because of the cold weather and chance of snow.
Cowboys Stadium seems like a good fit to host sometime in the near future. McMahon will set his sights on breaking the indoor sporting event record, which was set at Cowboys Stadium for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game with 108,713. McMahon and Wrestlemania III previously held the record with 93,173 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan.
McMahon loves holding “the granddaddy of them all” in stadiums. The last six Wrestlemanias have been in large stadiums. Many wrestlers have said in interviews that they hate the large, outdoor venues because they can’t hear the crowd. As a fan sitting at home, the crowd does seem dead and the acoustics are just terrible with outside venues.