• WWE Bringing WrestleMania To The UK In A Few Years?
During a recent episode of WWE After The Bell, RAW commentator Corey Graves teased that the United Kingdom might actually get a WrestleMania in the future.
Here’s what he said:
“In the opinion of Corey Graves and many other people who were backstage, who were around the stadium in Cardiff, you guys have been clamoring for WrestleMania, I’d say you made a pretty strong case for yourselves to get one in the near future.”
WWE WrestleMania 39 will take place on April 1 & 2, 2023 at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, while WrestleMania 40 will be held on April 6 & 7, 2024 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
No location has been announced for WrestleMania 41 (2025) so far though.
However, the pay-per-view buys (even though most watch on Peacock / WWE Network) in the United States for the September 2022 UK PPV WWE Clash of the Castle weren’t all that good, so people really shouldn’t get their hopes up for WrestleMania coming overseas any time soon.
Here’s what the Wrestling Observer reported:
“The estimate on U.S. PPV buys was 8,000, which doesn’t mean much since most viewers are streaming. However, it was down from 18,600 at the same point for SummerSlam and down from the 9,200 for Money In The Bank. The SummerSlam number shows just how much the name value of the big three events carry.”
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• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 88th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Mr. Wrestling II (Real name: John Walker).
After touring the NWA territories during the 50s, 60s, 70s & early 80s, he was signed by Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation in 1984, when Vince bought ‘Georgia Championship Wrestling’ to get their timeslot on TBS.
The idea was to present GCW talent like him and The Spoiler on the WWF’s own version of ‘World Championship Wrestling’, the TV show they took over from GCW and later sold to Jim Crockett Promotions, so the fans would see some familiar faces that kept them interested in the new product.
Wrestling II didn’t last long and left the WWF in 1986.
He has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but due to the young kids of today not knowing who he is, it will likely be an induction into the ‘Legacy Wing’.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
September 10, 1934 – June 10, 2020