"Is this just your 40 favorites or is there some other criteria involved here? I feel like I'm looking at a list of the 40 best Uruguayan light-heavyweights compiled by the DVDVR boys." - JayJayDean to Feely
No doubt it'll be another dome, or at least a Safeco-sized venue...they might not be able to put 67+ in the Astrodome again, but I don't think business has fallen to the point that they can't pack 55 into a baseball stadium. If one thing is safe from this decline in business it's the fact that WrestleMania is still seen as the premier event that you just have to go to if at all possible.
Are they still planning to put SummerSlam in a stadium next year? Last I heard they were going to put it in Skydome (if there's anywhere on this continent you could draw 60 large to SummerSlam for, it's TO) to try and offset the loss in revenue from not having WM in a large venue. Anyone heard anything new on that front?
I think it would be awesome for them to do another outside venue like a baseball stadium (was safeco open the whole time last year?)....they always come across looking cool on TV. But of course, you have the threat of mother nature.
WM X-8 was rumored to be in Tampa/St. Pete for a while, so I'm guessing that the Trop will be getting one sooner or later. Hell, half the guys live in Florida anyways. Hmmm... Spring Training and WrestleMania in the same trip sounds like a fun vacation. Unless you're my girlfriend.
I'm thinking Chicago cause it's just as hot as NYC. When i was down for 'Mania X7 they were building the new Astro-Stadium right next to the Dome and i think its finished and the SuperBowl will be there in January. I heard a rumour that Vince wanted to use it when it was finished. So if it has a roof i'd go for that.
Originally posted by TorchslasherI'll go with the Metrodome in Minnesota for 500, Alex.
From your lips to Vince's ear, I hope.
I would lose my shit if WM came to my town!
None of those other towns compare with us when it comes to hot crowds, on the rare occasions that the fed comes by. So Houston was loud for Rock/Hogan, who wouldn't be? Minneapolis lost their mind for everything from Albert/Funaki to the the Billy-Chuck wedding. The chants of "Shave your back!" (for Albert) and "Just say no!" (for Billy) were practically deafening.
"A true champion knows how to deal with adversity."-- Kurt Angle
At least on the Major Promotion World Title Big Two or 3 Scale and I'm just working off the top of my head here: Kane in 1998, Hogan in 1984 (Unless you count the IWGP Title, which would be a "world" title as well, actually)