Due to the ever-increasing number of performers sidelined with injuries, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced today that its annual WrestleMania event will be moved from the AT&T Stadium in Texas to the Greater Tampa Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre.
Although the new venue is much smaller — the clinic has a capacity of a dozen chairs and four bosu balls, compared to 105,000 seats at the stadium in Texas — WWE promises to put on “the most dazzling extravaganza possible, given the circumstances.”
At present, a whopping 97 percent of the WWE roster is on the injured list, with only Zack Ryder and Eva Marie medically cleared to perform in a standard ring (and despite their valiant efforts to carry the brand, recent WWE live events have been poorly received).
Matches already announced for the relocated WrestleMania include:
- John Cena vs. Cesaro, Falls Count Nowhere Match
- Daniel Bryan vs. Tyson Kidd, First Man Standing Match
- Sting vs. Randy Orton, Five-Minute “Iron Man” Match
Most fans who have already purchased tickets to see the event in Texas will, regrettably, be unable to attend the relocated event.
A spokesperson for WWE addressed this issue, however, assuring ticketholders there would be “no refunds.”
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