Could WrestleMania be heading back to La-La Land? Arash Markazi in his latest Los Angeles Times article hyped up the spectacle that is WWE, but also said that according to multiple sources that the city “is the front-runner” to host the pro wrestling spectacle in 2021. Markazi credits this to the new stadium being built for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood. Quotes from the piece are below:
Los Angeles held two of the first seven WrestleManias at the Sports Arena but has not hosted one since WrestleMania 21 in 2005 at Staples Center. That will likely change in 2021. The football stadium under construction in Inglewood, which will open in 2020 as the home of the Rams and Chargers, is the front-runner to host WrestleMania 37, according to multiple sources. City and stadium officials would like to use hosting it as a test run for Super Bowl LVI in 2022.
“We know the power of the WWE brand,” said Kathy Schloessman, president of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission. “They have hosted several events here in the past such as Summer Slam, Survivor Series, Raw and SmackDown and we have seen the tremendous impact these events have in the community, both economically and socially. Given our focus on attracting major sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles, WrestleMania is at the top of our list of events we want here.”
WrestleMania 36 will be hosted in Tampa Bay, FL next year, but as of now Los Angeles could very well be ringing in 2021 with the “Showcase of The Immortals.”