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WrestleMania 41 heads to Las Vegas

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

WrestleMania is the Super Bowl of professional wrestling. And one year after the Super Bowl was in Sin City, Las Vegas is getting another marquee event.

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced on Saturday that the two-day event will be in Las Vegas. This past February, Allegiant Stadium hosted the Super Bowl as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers.

WWE Superstar Jey Uso makes his way through the fans to the ring for his fight against Damian Priest at WWE Backlash
Jey Uso makes his way through the fans to the ring for his fight against Damian Priest at WWE Backlash (Photo by WWE/Getty Images)

“Las Vegas is the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World. Allegiant Stadium has proven to be even greater than the A+ venue Las Vegas guaranteed it would be,” WWE President Nick Khan said. “We look forward to bringing WWE’s biggest event, WrestleMania, to Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium so we can collectively make WrestleMania 41 on April 19 & 20, 2025, the most successful WWE event of all time.” 

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This will be just the second WrestleMania in Las Vegas. They previously hosted WrestleMania 9.

This comes on the heels of WrestleMania 40 being held at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia. This two-day event saw Cody Rhodes finishing his story to become the new champion over Roman Reigns.

It is also the highest-grossing event in WrestleMania history.

There was some speculation that Philadelphia wanted the event again in 2025. There was also speculation that U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota would get the event.

Ultimately, “Triple H” Paul Levesque and Khan, who runs the company now, decided to bring the two-day event to Las Vegas.

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“Bringing the iconic global brands of WWE and Las Vegas together will create what is sure to be an unforgettable event and weekend,” Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President & CEO Steve Hill said. “As the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World, hosting WrestleMania 41 is the perfect addition to our events calendar, and we can’t wait to welcome the WWE Universe to Las Vegas in 2025.”   

Also, on the WrestleMania 9 card, The Undertaker defeated Giant Gonzalez in a singles match by disqualification. 

Lex Luger defeated Mr. Perfect by pinfall. Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Shyster) defeated The Mega-Maniacs (Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake) by disqualification in their tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship. 

Razor Ramon defeated Bob Backlund by pinfall. Doink the Crown also defeated Crush by pinfall. 

The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu) by pinfall. Tatanka also defeated Shawn Michaels to become the WWF Intercontinental Champion. 

In the dark match, Tito Santana defeated Papa Shango by pinfall. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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