WrestleMania 35 will be held at MetLife Stadium in April 2019, WWE announced Friday. The city not only hosted WrestleMania 29 five years ago but also has been a regular host for Summer Slam, often considered WWE's second biggest show of the year. Barstool Sports reporter Robbie Fox reported in January that MetLife Stadium would host WrestleMania.
- For what it's worth, the WWE NXT Instagram account posted this photo of the "Takeover: New Orleans" contract for Aleister Black vs. NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas that was used in Wednesday's contract signing.
There is no telling what next year's event could bring in a return to MetLife 6 years later.
It will have to do a lot to top the show it had last time.
"Wrestlemania is an event like no other", said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon.
Those two events were promoted by Donald Trump, who at the time owned a pair of casinos in the city - Trump Plaza and Trump's Castle. This may not be a huge surprise but it is confirmation that Rousey and WWE have big plans that span far longer than this year's extravaganza. Triple H also made an appearance battling Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred Match. They, of course, have a year to get themselves there.
Kid Rock will be inducted to the Hall of Fame on Friday, April 6, and he'll be joining Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius "JJ" Robertson on stage for the night's events.
The last time New Jersey hosted WrestleMania was in 2013, when MetLife Stadium served as the arena for WrestleMania 29.
But we know WWE will make it big.
Levesque, still an active in-ring performer in addition to his role as executive vice president of talent, live events and creative, recalled just how special his first WrestleMania experience was, and how special it continues to be every year.