WWE WrestleMania 37 was announced to take place at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California through a press conference, earlier this year. However, no plan of WWE is safe due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Chances are apparently very low that we would see the ‘show of shows’ visiting Hollywood, next year.
WrestleVotes reports that WWE is still hoping to hold WrestleMania in Los Angeles next year. They want the state to give them a proper mandate on large gatherings by the end of this year so that they can take a final call on the happening.
“WrestleMania 37 / Los Angeles update: WWE is still very much planning to run the event as scheduled. However, they don’t want this determination looming. Heard internally WWE would like a decision by mid-December from the state of CA on large scale gatherings. Probably not good.”
WrestleMania 37 / Los Angeles update: WWE is still very much planning to run the event as scheduled. However, they don’t want this determination looming. Heard internally WWE would like a decision by mid December from the state of CA on large scale gatherings. Probably not good.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 15, 2020
Hopes are relatively low that things would go getting better in California. The state has just got shut down for the second time, earlier this month and there’s nothing positive news that WWE can expect to receive, at the earliest.
In the changed circumstances, WWE might just want to stay in Florida with the biggest event of the year. WWE had to cancel their plans of holding WrestleMania 36 in Tampa, earlier this year as the show went down at the Performance Center in Orlando in front of zero fans. The company may be planning to make things up to Tampa next year if California doesn’t remain an option.
Ringside News informed that keeping the deteriorating situation in California, WrestleMania 37 is going to make up for the lost WrestleMania 36 event in Florida. It was also additionally noted that WWE “promised” next year’s extravaganza to Tampa “to keep DeSantis in the fold.”
Ron DeSantis is the current Governor of Florida who previously declared WWE as an essential business very soon after Linda McMahon promised $18.5 million to the state through a presidential Super PAC that she operates. McMahons do have a good business relationship with him that hints WWE moving WrestleMania back to Florida is just a matter of time.
It was also mentioned that Los Angeles might get WrestleMania in 2022, but that is yet to be confirmed in changed circumstances. As reported by LA Times in April, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stated in a briefing that “large gatherings such as concerts and sporting events may not be approved in the city for at least 1 year.” So there’s basically no chance for WWE to bring the showcase of immortals to Hollywood.