John Cena showed up during Money in the Bank to cut very unexpected promo. The 16x World Champion teased WrestleMania in London, and fans were all about it. WWE apparently did this for a very interesting reason.

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During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer broke down this interesting situation. Apparently, WWE wants to hold WrestleMania in London to counter AEW All In London in Wembley Stadium. Of course, there are a lot of things at play in this big-money situation.

The thing here is really tricky, because either they do it, or they disappoint the people. The strategy is […] they want to make the announcement. Whenever they go to a different city, it’s like they make the announcement. Going here, it’s different. Obviously, they’re saying it here, because AEW is in Wembley Stadium, and they wanna go in there for Wembley, and they will sell out both shows for WrestleMania and set gate records, but for WWE that’s not enough. WWE wants the city to spend, like UFC, the whole gimmick now is not about your gate, it’s about how much money you can get paid to come in, millions and millions of dollars.


The deal is that London, as I just found out, London is the #1 tourist city in Europe, because they don’t need to pay WWE, since they’re getting tourists in this week and every week.

We will have to see if WWE and the City of London can work out a WrestleMania event. Obviously, a lot of things need to come together, because John Cena’s Money in the Bank promo was not an official announcement by any means.

It was also noted that London didn’t want to pay for Clash at the Castle, and that is why Cardiff got that event. WWE wants WrestleMania’s host city to pay-up, and they are waiting for that to happen.

London would host a great WrestleMania event, and those fans have been clamoring for the show of shows for years now. Only time will tell if they can make that happen, no matter what the situation.

WWE has a lot of things going on, but do they need to try to one-up AEW still? Sound off in the comments!

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