WWE's Wrestlemania heading back to New Jersey in 2019

Wrestlemania will return to Metlife Stadium for the first time since 2013.
Wrestlemania will return to Metlife Stadium for the first time since 2013. Photo credit: WWE

The biggest show in the world of professional wrestling is heading back to New Jersey in 2019.

Wrestlemania 35 will take place at Metlife Stadium on Monday April 8 (NZT) next year.

It marks a return to the venue that hosted sports entertainment's equivalent of the Super Bowl in 2013, jam packed with 80,676 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fans.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says the city is excited to host the mega event for the second time in six years.

"We are thrilled to bring Wrestlemania, one of the biggest sports and entertainment events in the world, to Metlife Stadium," Mr Murphy says.

"We look forward to a phenomenal week of activities that will strengthen our economy."

WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon says it's a tremendous honour to bring the event back home to the New York/New Jersey region.

The very first Wrestlemania was held at New York's Madison Square Garden in 1985.

"We thank the Governor for bringing Wrestlemania back home," Mr McMahon says.

"It is the one place that matches the energy, excitement and spectacle of Wrestlemania."

Over the past 11 years, Wrestlemania has generated more than US$1 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event.

Wrestlemania 34 will be held at the Superdome in New Orleans on April 9 (NZT).



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