WWE announces schedule for WrestleMania 40 weekend
Wrestling fans in Philadelphia, Penn., who are traveling to WrestleMania 40 in April 2024 need to start getting excited as WWE has officially announced the company’s schedule for its biggest weekend of the year.
The 40th WrestleMania will emanate from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 6, 2024, and April 7. But there is always so much more going on around the city to help fans get hyped up for “The Grand Daddy of Them All.”
The “City of Brotherly Love” was the host of WrestleMania XV in 1999, as well as three Royal Rumbles, the 2006 Survivor Series and the 1990 Summerslam to name but a few of WWE’s biggest events held in the city.
But what should fans expect on the first weekend of April 2024? In an official press release put out by WWE, the company revealed the official schedule for the 40th WrestleMania weekend. On April 5, we’ll see the final episode of Smackdown before the big show, which will immediately be followed by the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
On the following day, NXT’s Stand and Deliver event will take place during the early afternoon of April 6, before the main Mania show kicks off. Once the dust settles, the infamous Raw after WrestleMania will take place on April 8, with all of these events taking place inside the Wells Fargo Center. According to the press release, tickets for all of WWE’s festivities will go on sale Nov. 17, 2023.
WWE won’t be the only game in town over WrestleMania 40 weekend:
One of the most exciting things about WrestleMania weekend that has developed in recent years is the fact that so many different wrestling companies from all over the world piggyback off the fact that there are so many wrestling fans in one place at one time.
This means that there will be dozens of wrestling events taking place in Philadelphia over WrestleMania weekend to keep fans entertained, and some of the events have already been announced. GCW has confirmed that they will be in Philly to host “The Collective” at The Auditorium at Penns Landing Caterers.
The Collective regularly features a variety of different events with a whole host of styles on display, with examples from previous years including the shoot-style showcase of Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport, the variety show of Joey Janela’s Spring Break and the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community with Effy’s Big Gay Brunch.
The legendary 2300 Arena, formerly known as the ECW Arena will also be hosting an event on April 5, as Battleground Championship Wrestling will host “Tribute to the Extreme 2,” which is set to celebrate the legacy of Philadelphia’s most famous promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling.
So far, the only match confirmed for that card is Super Crazy rekindling his legendary rivalry with Tajiri.
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