Former WWE Champion Calls For WrestleMania To Be Held In India

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A former WWE Champion not only wants to see WrestleMania go to India, but he already has an opponent in mind.

WWE recently returned to the country for the first time in six years when it hosted Superstar Spectacle in Hyderabad on September 8th. The show was a big success and saw the return of The Great Khali to WWE TV as well as John Cena in tag team action against Imperium and Rhea Ripley defeating Natalya.

With that event now in the history books, former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has spoken of his hope that WrestleMania will be held in India.

Speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling, the star asked fans to make enough noise that the company would return to the country every year, with the hope that it would lead to the Showcase of the Immortals being held there.

“I would love it. I can’t promise anything, but that responsibility is on the WWE Universe. Make so much noise that WWE has no choice but to come back regularly, maybe every year to India, even Hyperabad, and then one day, WrestleMania in India.”

When it comes to who he would like to face on the Grandest Stage of them All, Mahal named current World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, who he has clashed with multiple times over the years.

“Seth Rollins. We have so much history. Me and Seth Rollins have so much history.”

Will WrestleMania be held outside North America?

Over its near four-decade history, WrestleMania has only been held in the USA with three forays into Canada. However, the idea of the annual spectacular moving away from North America has gained traction in recent months.

This is in no small part due to John Cena making a surprise appearance at Money In The Bank in London, England earlier this year to call for the country to be given the opportunity to host the event.

This has led to much speculation that WWE is indeed considering doing just that, with AEW’s success with All In at Wembley Stadium in September adding fuel to the fire.

Whether or not WWE pulls the trigger on moving WrestleMania outside North America remains to be seen. If it does happen, it will likely be a few years away as the 40th edition of the event has already been confirmed for Philadelphia, while Minneapolis, Minnesota is said to be a front-runner for 2025.

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.