Is WWE Plotting To Bring Wrestlemania To London?

Speculation has been rife ever since the WWE released a survey on the topic

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WWE may be plotting to bring its flagship pay-per-view event, Wrestlemania, to London.

It follows the release of a survey, on behalf of the wrestling giant, asking fans whether they would be willing to travel to London for the event.

The survey asked fans to choose from a list of cities they would be willing to travel to, including New York, Toronto, and London.

Though far from set in stone, the line of questioning does at least confirm that WWE is weighing up the pros and cons of hosting a major event in the UK capital.

WWE remains a hugely popular commodity in the UK and with other popular American pastimes like NFL proving hugely successful with British audiences with a series of one-off regular season games at Wembley, wrestling could follow a similar route.

Wembley is one option for Wrestlemania while Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, West Ham’s Olympic Stadium and even Tottenham’s yet-to-be-built ground could all be used.

It’s been 25 years since WWE last hosted a major pay-per-view event in the UK.

Back then, London hosted the annual Survivor Series, with the British Bulldog taking centre stage.

Since then, both Monday Night RAW and Smackdown Live have come to the capital and the O2.

Interestingly, it was at SummerSlam, some 25 years ago that Simon Cowell hit upon arguably his worst idea to date: an album made up of songs from some of WWE’s most popular figures at the time.

For the inside story on that particular fiasco, head over to our exclusive interview with Mike Stock, of Stock, Aitken and Waterman fame, who, along the latter of the three co-wrote and produced the album.

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