WWE’s decision to hold WrestleMania 41 in late April, specifically on April 19th and 20th, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, was officially announced during the Kentucky Derby. This announcement came as a surprise to some, as Minnesota was initially considered the frontrunner to host the weekend’s events.

In addition to WrestleMania itself, WWE will host a series of events throughout the weekend, including The World fan access event, SmackDown/Hall of Fame, NXT, and Monday Night Raw. This scheduling change also coincides with Easter weekend, prompting questions from fans about the timing of the event.

Dave Meltzer shed light on the reasoning behind WWE’s decision during a discussion on Wrestling Observer Radio. According to Meltzer, Las Vegas was keen on hosting WrestleMania during a traditionally slower weekend for tourism. By hosting the event during Easter weekend, which typically sees fewer tourists, Las Vegas hoped to attract a larger crowd and boost tourism numbers.

Meltzer also noted that WWE wanted to avoid conflicting with other major events, such as the Final Four, which influenced the decision to hold WrestleMania in late April rather than earlier in the month. While WWE has traditionally avoided scheduling events on Easter weekend, the opportunity presented by Las Vegas’ interest in hosting the event during this time frame led to the scheduling decision.


Overall, the combination of Las Vegas’ desire to boost tourism during a slower weekend and WWE’s efforts to avoid conflicting with other major events contributed to the decision to hold WrestleMania 41 on Easter weekend at Allegiant Stadium.

What are your thoughts on WWE’s decision to hold WrestleMania 41 in Las Vegas during Easter weekend? Do you think it was a strategic move to boost tourism in the city during a traditionally slower time? Share your opinions and insights in the comments below. Your perspective could add depth to the discussion about WWE’s scheduling choices and their impact on major events.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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