WWE confirm WrestleMania 33 will take place in Orlando

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The WWE has confirmed that next year's WrestleMania 33 will take place in Orlando, Florida.

The stadium hosting the event will be the Orlando Citrus Bowl, the same site where WrestleMania XXIV took place back in 2008. The show will take place on April 2, 2017.

The WWE released a statement on their website confirming the news:


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"WrestleMania 33 is coming to Orlando, Fla.

"Next year's Showcase of the Immortals will emanate from the Orlando Citrus Bowl on Sunday, April 2, 2017, the "Orlando Sentinel" reported late Monday night.

"The event marks the second time that the Citrus Bowl has hosted WrestleMania, and the third time that The Grandest Stage of Them All has touched down in Florida. The Citrus Bowl was also the site of WrestleMania XXIV in 2008, where Big Show famously fought boxer Floyd Mayweather. WrestleMania then returned to Florida four years later, when The Rock defeated John Cena in the main event of WrestleMania XXVIII, held at Miami's Sun Life Stadium.

"WWE will hold a press event Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET to officially announce the huge event."

WrestleMania XXIV also had Shawn Michaels defeating Ric Flair in Flair's retirement match, Randy Orton defeating John Cena and Triple H to keep hold of the WWE Championship in a triple threat match, and The Undertaker retaining the World Heavyweight Championship in a match against Edge.

If WrestleMania 33 is able to live up to the same billing as the WrestleMania XXIV card, WWE fans will be in for a real treat.

One of the rumored main events for the show next year is, of course, John Cena vs The Undertaker, it what could be The Phenom's last match for the company. Roman Reigns is likely to be featured strongly, as well as the likes of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Brock Lesnar.

With the event being in Florida, expect Florida native superstars from the past, such as The Rock, to feature on the show too, as well as celebrity appearances.

Recent renovations to the Citrus Bowl has won the WWE over, as the stadium has improved in infrastructure since the company was last there for WrestleMania XXIV. Orlando beat off rival bids from Minneapolis to host the event. 

The news was announced officially by The Orlando Sentinel, as they also confirmed that the WWE: "will present a Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the televised Monday Night Raw show, both at Amway Center," and also WrestleMania Axxess: "will take place all weekend at the Orange County Convention Center."

Vince McMahon said in a statement: “Orlando is the home to so many family-friendly, global attractions, so it's only fitting that it once again plays host to WrestleMania.”

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