The WWE announced today that next year’s WrestleMania 35 will be held at MetLife Stadium on April 7, 2019 in New York-New Jersey via press conference.
The Show of Shows was last at MetLife for WrestleMania 29, an event held in April 2013 that grossed an excess of $72 million and attracted a sold-out crowd of 80,676 fans from all 50 states and 34 countries according to WWE.com. That spectacle featured a return from WWE Champion The Rock as he went head-to-head against John Cena. Triple H also made an appearance battling Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred Match. Continually, The Undertaker taking on CM Punk, and WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No clashing with Dolph Ziggler & Big E.
In addition to WrestleMania, other activities will take place during the week including a four-day interactive fan festival. There will also be four nights of events at Barclays Center: The 2019 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, NXT TakeOver, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE. WWE will also host more than a dozen community outreach events, including hospital visits and Be a STAR bullying prevention rallies, designed to give back to the local region.
There is no telling what next year’s event could bring in a return to MetLife 6 years later. Wrestling Trio, The New Day, have their own ideas for the event as they promise to replace the Statue of Liberty’s torch with a plate full of pancakes.
Ronda Rousey, who is expected to make her WWE debut at this years’ WrestleMania, will be attending the event next year as well. There is no word yet on who she will be competing against, however she did express her gratitude at the press conference.