WWE has issued a statement regarding recent reports that the company has made a verbal commitment to a host city for WrestleMania in 2027.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. CEO Butch Spyridon has had discussions in the past with WWE about the potential of holding WrestleMania. Talks ratcheted up after Mayor John Cooper, as well as the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, delivered the draft terms for the proposed stadium back in October to Nashville Council.
WWE is reported to have given a verbal commitment to hold 2027’s WrestleMania in the city, however, a new stadium has to be built as part of the conditions.
Back in July, the company held its second-biggest premium live event, SummerSlam, at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.
Speaking to The Tennessean, Spyridon said:
“The minute the mayor’s office and the Titans released the stadium term sheet, we started looking for opportunities. WWE had an incredible experience at Nissan Stadium this past summer, and we started talking. WrestleMania is considered the No. 6 top sports event brand in the world, and we are grateful for their confidence and belief in Nashville.”
WWE issued its own statement in which it seemed to indicate its support for what’s happening in Nashville:
“Nashville has exploded as a cultural center in the United States and as the land of opportunity. WWE looks forward to hosting many events in partnership with the great city of Nashville at the proposed enclosed stadium.”
WrestleMania 39 will take place at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California with WrestleMania 40 in 2024 confirmed for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.