Back in November of last year, the now annual “Is next year’s WrestleMania coming to Minnesota?” rumors started, and, like always, were quickly squashed in favor of WWE’s favorite place in the world: Florida. Here’s what Brad Shepard of the Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast said at the time.
“They did note that Florida keeps getting kicked around a lot lately even though they’ve done Orlando twice, they’ve done Maimi and you know, it just doesn’t seem like there is anything serious going on about Minnesota. So nothing concrete on Minnesota being an option so I did want to at least report that because it’s out there that Minnesota is the destination.””
Now that New York/New Jersey’s WrestleMania 35 is in sight — or “WrestleMania Statue of Liberty Crown” if you prefer WWE’s abandonment of the numbering — we’re hearing a more specific rumor that not only brings the Grandest State Of Them All back to the Sunshine State, but to its most sparkling, bustling metropolis: Tampa.
PWInsider dropped the following update:
For those who have asked about a location for Wrestlemania 36, while nothing has been officially announced by WWE, the word that has been making the rounds behind the scenes is that the show will be held next year in Tampa, Florida at Raymond James Stadium.
WWE has previously brought WrestleMania to Florida on three occasions; twice to Orlando (24 and 33), and once to Miami Gardens (28). The most recent pay-per-view to come to Tampa was Battleground in 2014.
So, what do we all collectively think of a Tampa WrestleMania? New Jersey to Tampa sure is an interesting decision, but I guess they can’t go to New Orleans every year. Who knows? Maybe they’ll finally swerve us and head to Minnesota.