WWE’s annual marquee event, WrestleMania, garners significant attention each year. The television broadcasts surrounding this grand spectacle are also noteworthy in the world of professional wrestling. However, the upcoming WrestleMania 40 week in the following year is poised to offer a unique experience.

Fans can look forward to a distinct series of events during WrestleMania 40 weekend, as WWE plans to host shows at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. This weekend serves as the pinnacle of the wrestling calendar, encompassing WWE Raw, NXT Stand & Deliver, and SmackDown, in addition to various wrestling events in the vicinity. Moreover, conventions provide opportunities for fans to interact with former wrestling stars and legends.

WWE’s schedule for the weekend includes Friday Night SmackDown, alongside the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 5th. The festivities continue the following day with NXT Stand & Deliver and culminate on Monday, April 8th, with Monday Night Raw. Tickets for these events are slated to go on sale this Friday, with pre-sale options available earlier. Notably, the seating charts for the shows indicate WWE’s intention to open the arena to full capacity. They are also not including staging setup for their entrance.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that WWE had their own reason for not having a staging setup for WrestleMania week. The feeling is that they will be able to drive more revenue with their current plan.


WWE has made the decision to not use a stage for the WrestleMania week Raw and Smackdown shows at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The feeling is that with all the tourists in town and the brand being hot that they will be able to sell more tickets and drive more revenue (plus it saves on arena costs). Basically with the new ownership it’s about maximizing revenue and lowering costs, and both buildings will be set up for 18,553 tickets instead of about 13,000 which would normally be the case

WWE has a lot of plans for their WrestleMania week. Obviously, the biggest show of the year commands a lot of attention, and fans will flock to Philly with a lot of money to spend. We will have to see how many records they break in the process.

The road to WrestleMania is starting soon, and we can’t wait to bring you all the headlines you need. Keep checking back with us here at Ringside News for more updates!

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