London mayor Boris Johnson has two things on his mind right now: urging Barack Obama to not intervene in the EU referendum debate, and getting a Roman Reigns match at Wembley Stadium.
As noted by The Independent, Johnson is “dead keen” to bring Mania to England. From the report:
Talk has been growing for years that England’s capital will try and host WWE’s flagship event, and Johnson has further stoked the fires today in a Twitter Q&A, in which he also revealed that his grandfather was “briefly a fairground wrestler”.
Johnson, however, did add that wrestling was a “grassroots sport” in his answer, so might be worth holding back on plastering on the face-paint just yet.
Here’s the exchange, via Twitter.
Who’s ready for WrestleMania in the middle of the day?
WWE recently announced a Network live special from the O2 Arena for September, but the last major pay-per-view event from the UK (not counting those Insurrextion shows) was SummerSlam ’92. That happened at Wembley and brought in over 80,000 people. WWE tours the UK twice a year, and regularly airs bad episodes of Raw and Smackdown from there.
Which happens first? A WrestleMania from Wembley Stadium, or Jim Harbaugh bringing Mania to The Big House in Michigan?