John Cena showed up at Money in the Bank, and he had an interesting promo in mind. The 16x World Champion said that London deserves a WrestleMania event, and the UK crowd was all about that. It seems that WWE has their own reason for wanting that show.

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The Wrestling Observer Newsletter dropped a bit of an update about WWE’s goal for WrestleMania in London. It was noted that the earliest that this could happen would be 2025, but John Cena’s promo certainly created a “groundswell” of attention, just as they wanted it to.

The key is that a two-day WrestleMania at Wembley would sell out, would likely break the company’s real attendance and gate records twice, and would outdo the AEW record that will be set. In theory, the earliest this could happen is 2025. The Cena interview was to attempt to create a groundswell that would lead to WWE getting significant money from the local government for bringing the event there, since nowadays they are trying to get major rights fees for WrestleMania, and lesser numbers to come in for SummerSlam and Royal Rumble, and outside North America major events and eventually probably all 12 major events. The idea is that it would be easier for WWE to run such a show in North America and if they can get more money from a local city, it makes more sense, and they can put it in prime time. But London is special as far as reactions and a first, but it’s also more expensive in other ways.


We previously reported that John Cena’s remarks landed with members of Parliament. They are all for the idea of WrestleMania in the UK, in fact, Alex Davies-Jones, co-chair of the All-Party Parliament group, spoke to the BCC and is supportive of WrestleMania coming to the United Kingdom.

“Nobody predicted John Cena coming out and announcing the possibility of a WrestleMania in the UK. It was utterly incredible and got the whole place buzzing with excitement about the possibilities of what that could mean for wrestling fans, but also for the UK economy and also for future fans as well.”

“The APPG have already been talking about how we can help to make that happen in whatever way we can in terms of facilitating some conversations. We would use our contact and negotiating skills to try and reach out to WWE, making conversations happen to try and promote the UK as a premier destination for world-class wrestling.”

We will have to see what happens in this situation. WWE wants WrestleMania events to be bought shows, but London, as Europe’s #1 tourist destination, doesn’t need those tourism dollars. If anything, WWE fans certainly want that show.

WrestleMania would be a massive two-day event in Wembley Stadium, but is it going to happen? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!

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