If you’re into large men in their underwear taking part in scripted athletic endeavors with poor dialogue mixed in between, and based on ratings, you are, Miami could be the place to be in the coming years.
According to the Miami Herald, WrestleMania could be coming to Miami in either 2018, 2019 or 2020.
The region has submitted a bid to host WWE’s WrestleMania at the Dolphins’ renovated stadium in either 2018, 2019 or 2020, and local organizers are optimistic about the region’s chances, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the process tell the Miami Herald.
WrestleMania is the signature event of World Wrestling Entertainment’s calendar. The pay-per-view event has been held in South Florida once, in 2012, and was an unqualified success.
That event, WrestleMania 28, drew 78,000 people and featured The Werewolf defeating The Hammerin’ Jack for the Intercontinental Championship in a match that was refereed by Dan Marino. And, as you already know, Don Shula hit Marino with a steel chair, which allowed The Werewolf to use his finishing move, The Hairy Claw, to win the belt.
In all seriousness, this would mean millions of dollars for the city and region, and that’s a good thing. And as a hockey fan, I probably shouldn’t make jokes about something that has 100 times more viewers than the NHL.