Minnesota Group Blames WWE Ownership For WrestleMania Near-Miss

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More details about WWE WrestleMania 41 have been revealed.

On May 4th, WWE finally announced that WrestleMania 41 will be held in Las Vegas on April 19th and 20th 2025. The spectacular will take place at Allegiant Stadium, which also hosted SummerSlam back in 2021.

The announcement came after months of speculation and despite Minnesota seemingly being nailed on to host the event earlier in 2024.

Minnesota Sports and Events (MNSE) president and chief executive Wendy Blackshaw, has now laid the blame for the change at the door of WWE’s new ownership. Speaking to the Star Tribune, Blackshaw cited a “change in direction” for the decision but remained positive about hosting other events.

“We were informed by WWE that Minnesota would not host WrestleMania in 2025 due to a change in direction by new ownership,” Blackshaw said. “Although disappointed, we are in discussions with WWE about future events in Minnesota. We are optimistic that Minnesota will host WWE events here in the future.”

Easter WWE WrestleMania Explained

Fans were quick to notice that WrestleMania 41 will take place across Easter weekend — something the sports entertainment giant has traditionally tried to avoid. Interestingly, a new report claimed the dates of the event were dictated by the host city Las Vegas.

Easter is usually particularly quiet for tourism, so the city was keen to bring in an attraction. The other dates on the table were the first weekend in May.

WrestleMania hasn’t been held in Las Vegas since 1993 when the ninth edition of the event was held at Caesar’s Palace. In the main event, Yokozuna beat Bret Hart to retain the WWF Championship, only to be challenged to an impromptu match by Hulk Hogan. After a match lasting less than 30 seconds, Hogan left with the gold.