WWE sent a press release that Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon announced today that Brock Lesnar has re-signed with WWE.
Lesnar with The Advocate Paul Heyman successfully defended his title against Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34 from a soldout (75,000-plus) crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
It will be interesting to see what transpires tonight on Raw (8 ET USA Network) as the night after WrestleMania usually produces the most exciting and audience interactive Raw of the year.
Lesnar’s next wrestling appearance is at the Greatest Royal Rumble event, where he will compete against Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage Universal Championship match at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. AST.
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The Greatest Royal Rumble will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East with regional broadcast information forthcoming.
The event will also feature the first-ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match, John Cena vs. Triple H and six other championship matches.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman, His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. It is the first event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
UFC President Dana White, who attended WrestleMania 34, previously said UFC is interested in having Lesnar fight for his company again, and Lesnar wants to do it. The last time Lesnar fought for UFC, he was also under contract with WWE, and they worked it out.
WrestleMania Record Setting Again
WWE announced that WrestleMania 34 on Sunday, April 8 broke the record for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event.
WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $14.1 million, surpassing the venue’s previous record of $10.9 million set by WrestleMania 30 in 2014, as a sold-out crowd of 78,133 fans from all 50 states and 67 countries converged on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
As part of the week-long WrestleMania celebration, WWE will host five consecutive nights of events at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center.
“New Orleans was extremely proud to make WrestleMania Week part of our Tricentennial celebration,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a release. “It was so exciting to host WWE fans from around the world who traveled to experience the grandeur of WrestleMania, and all that our beautiful city has to offer. Thank you to everyone who makes it possible to stage such an epic event.”
WWE Executive Vice President of Special Events John Saboor added: “WrestleMania’s return to New Orleans once again delivered record results. This would not have been possible without the tireless support of Mayor Landrieu and our Local Organizing Committee partners throughout New Orleans. We now look forward to a historic WrestleMania 35 celebration next year in New York and New Jersey.”
WrestleMania 35 occurs Sunday, April 7, 2019 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Ticket information will be announced later this year.
Top Ten All-Time Attendance Records at WrestleMania:
- 101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 2016
- 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, March 29, 1987
- 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 2013
- 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, April 1, 2007
- 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, April 1, 2012
- 78,133: WrestleMania 34, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2018
- 76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California, March 29, 2015
- 75,245: WrestleMania 33, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, April 2, 2017
- 75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2014
- 74,635: WrestleMania 24, Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, March 30, 2008
WrestleMania is a week-long celebration, which includes the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; NXT TakeOver; Monday Night Raw (Monday); and SmackDown Live (Tuesday) all at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
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