WrestleMania 34 is yet to happen, but the WWE is already looking ahead to next year's Showcase of the Immortals, as they have announced the location of the show, with the company once again returning to the New York-New Jersey area.
WWE confirmed today on their website that WrestleMania 35 next year will be hosted at MetLife Stadium on April 7, 2019, as first reported on nypost.com. It will be the first time the company returns to the stadium since WrestleMania 29 in April 2013.
WWE also confirmed today that across WrestleMania weekend, the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, NXT TakeOver, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live will all take place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
The last time WWE was at MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania was WrestleMania 29, which was when The Undertaker kept his undefeated streak intact by defeating CM Punk, Triple H won against Brock Lesnar in a no holds barred match, and when John Cena defeated The Rock to win the WWE Championship.
WWE states on their website that WrestleMania 29 was an event 'that grossed an excess of $72 million and attracted a sold-out crowd of 80,676 fans from all 50 states and 34 countries.' WrestleMania 35 will be a success if it can match the numbers and the match card WrestleMania 29 provided.
During their press conference at MetLife Stadium today, WWE had Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Ronda Rousey and John Cena talk about their experiences at WrestleMania and what the WWE means to them.
Stephanie talked about her experiences at WrestleMania from watching Andre the Giant compete to helping produce the show today. Triple H reflected on the impact of the Women's Revolution in the WWE. Ronda Rousey talked about how working for WWE and representing Rowdy Roddy Piper was her dream, while Cena expressed that WWE wasn't just his livelihood, but his life as well and that WrestleMania means everything for him.
The New Day also made an appearance at the press conference as well and decided to throw pancakes into the audience at the end. Several WWE superstars were in attendance in the audience as well including Nikki Bella, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, Apollo, Titus O'Neil, and Braun Strowman
WrestleMania 34 is still only a couple of weeks away, but the work towards making WrestleMania 35 a fantastic show to follow it has already begun.