Today at a press conference, WWE announced that Wrestlemania 36 will take place in Tampa Bay, Florida on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
Several big names from the company and Tampa Bay community were at the press conference and had comments on the location announcement.
Charlotte Flair said, “Women are now featured in main event matches at several of our largest pay-per-view events,” said Flair on the growing Women’s Evolution in WWE and how that evolution has affected WrestleMania. “WrestleMania will be no exception, as the Women’s Evolution will be on full display right here in Tampa Bay at WrestleMania 36. Woo!”
Roman Reigns added, “It’s all about the moments,” Reigns said, talking about the large and small memories that make WrestleMania so special for him. “We are proud to be in Tampa, and I just want to say, please, come make that moment with WWE.”
Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon also spoke and said, “For each of our fans, WrestleMania is a chapter or more in the history their lives,”. “People all around the world will be talking about WrestleMania 36 at Raymond James Stadium. Most importantly, our goal is to leave a lasting impression on the community.”
WWE EVP Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque talked about the role Tampa Bay has played on the future of WWE. “Tampa is engrained in the fabric of who we are,” said The Game, expounding on both the past WWE Superstars who have begun to follow their passion for the squared circle and how the genesis for the WWE Performance Center begin right in Tampa Bay. “To bring WresleMania [to Tampa], we couldn’t be more excited.”
“We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to host WrestleMania and pledge that Team Tampa Bay will roll out the red carpet and welcome fans from all over the world to our community,” said Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan.
“[WWE] is part of a Tampa Bay tradition that has come home in a way bigger than we could have ever imagined.” said Mayor of Tampa Bob Buckhorn.
S.A.M.’s Spiel: Some people will say that they are holding Wrestlemania in Tampa Bay because of AEW but they have held Wrestlemania in Florida many times, so I think it is just a coincidence.