We now know the original location for WrestleMania 34.
WrestleMania 34 is set to be held on April 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This event airs on pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network and is the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in history. Both Raw and SmackDown rosters will be featured on the card.
It turns out that New Orleans wasn’t the original plan for the Wrestlemania 34 location.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider recently noted that the original location for Wrestlemania 34 was going to be Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
New Orleans swooped in at the last moment with a great presentation for Wrestlemania to be held as a special event during the city’s tricentennial celebration.
Johnson thinks that this could give the New Jersey/New York area a leg up when it comes to Wrestlemania 35, but they haven’t heard anything specific yet.
It’s well known by now that Brock Lesnar has been scheduled to face Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34. This has been the plan for a while now. At one point, WWE officials did talk about having John Cena take on Reigns at WrestleMania, but WWE briefly changed the SummerSlam main event from being Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman to Lesnar vs. Reigns.
For years now, The Undertaker has been a top guy for the sports entertainment company. Over the past few years, he has gone from being a full-time talent to a part-timer. After years of speculation of when Taker would retire from pro wrestling, it appears that he had his farewell at WrestleMania 33 in the main event against Roman Reigns earlier this year in Orlando, Florida.
After the match, Taker put his gloves and hat in the middle of the ring before leaving.
Taker nor WWE has come out publicly and stated that “The Deadman” is retired, but that is the belief. As seen in the history of the business, retirements often don’t last forever which is why the “one more match” question gets asked to so many wrestling legends after they retire.
Obviously, the fans would like to see Taker go one more time before he gets inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
There are rumors that WWE could be planning Cena vs. Taker at the event but that has yet to be confirmed. You also have to add in the fact that Ronda Rousey will likely make her pro-wrestling debut at this event as well due to her being a big name.
Throughout the years, WWE has been known to bring in celebrities to either appear on television or at an event. Some celebrities take it a bit further by wrestling a match.
The reason that the company does this is to bring attention to whichever program/event that they chose. The list of celebrities that have appeared for the company is a long one and would take forever to write.
During the early 1990’s, WWE was struggling to bring in more viewers and the viewers that they had, which was a small number, were the hardcore pro wrestling fans. Sound familiar? Yes, this is what the current state of the WWE is in right now.