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This $5-Billion Stadium Was Supposed To Hold WrestleMania37 In 2021 And Super Bowl in 2022

The wrestling community was delighted to learn that Dwayne Johnson and John Cena might be making a comeback in 2021 – that is, if they found the new venue of the WrestleMania37 worthy of their much-requested return.

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Kidding aside, fans were in for some of the most epic wrestling fights at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, WWE recently revealed. The $5-billion structure was under construction, and upon completion, it was expected to house two National Football League Teams, Los Angeles Rams, and Chargers. As it turned out, however, the annual wrestling event ended up being hosted by the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Apart from hosting the next WrestleMania, the stadium was also to be the venue of the Super Bowl in 2022, which meant the wrestling event that draws throngs of audiences would be held prior to the championship game of the NFL. The event was expected to last for a week, and the crowd would have seen Monday Night Raw (USA Network), Friday Night SmackDown (Fox), and the NXT TakeOver (pay-per-view).

Of course, die-hard fans would know that WWE has been holding their events in Super Bowl venues in the hopes of attracting more audiences and because of the capacity of the locations. However, others say that the wrestling event was meant to test-run the place for NFL.

The 2022 Super Bowl will be held in this stadium, too

Plus, this marked the first time WrestleMania would be held in Los Angeles in a long time – the last was in 2005, and the first in California since 2015. Mayor Eric Garcetti, meanwhile, expressed his happiness as the event would become a welcome boost to the region’s economy and tourism.

Vince McMahon, WWE’s chairman, and CEO, also said he was excited for the event to happen in Inglewood. Since this is close to Hollywood, many fans wished that wrestlers like John Cena, The Rock, and even Dave Batista, who have left the wrestling scene for a presumably more lucrative acting career, would make an appearance at the special event.

Rey Mysterio became even more popular because of the WrestleMania

Dubbed as The Show of the Shows, this event was instrumental in the popularity of some of the most skilled entertainers in the wrestling industry, like John, Rey Mysterio, and Randy Orton.

WrestleMania37 was also a great opportunity to take make-believe fights up a notch, especially since there’s noise on the company’s leadership.

The company ousted presidents Michelle Wilson and George Barrios, which left the employees and the public shocked. One staff said this was one of the most alarming announcements the board had ever made since 2007, when there were massive layoffs.

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