Wrestlemania 38 is a professional pay per view wrestling competition produced by the WWE network for their popular brand divisions – “ RAW” ( also known as “Monday Night Raw” ) and “Smackdown” ( also known as “Friday Night Smackdown” ) Wrestlemania is the biggest event in WWE history and is considered to be the longest-running professional event in sports history. The event is held between mid-March mid – April and this year’s edition will be conducted on April 3rd, 2022. It is going to be held in a two-night event format. The network has been running this format after the Covid – 19 pandemic and it has been nothing but a success. The last edition in 2019 lasted for approximately six hours when the least time was allotted for actual wrestling.
The new format has become a positive sign for the network as the fans have never been happier and also the alumni wrestlers are happy with this decision. The RAW and Smackdown wrestlers will be seen competing in the event but we are still waiting for confirmation regarding their “NXT” brand participation. The prestigious event will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It has been held in the city of Texas previously during its 17th and 25th editions and at the same venue during its 32nd edition.
It is considered one of the “Big Four” events of the WWE network. They also include the “Royal Rumble”, “Summer Slam” and “Survivor Series”. Forbes has described the “Wrestlemania” brand to be the sixth – most valuable brand in sports history and also refer to it as the “Super Bowl” of sports entertainment.
History of WrestleMania: Top gossip from the past
This spectacular event was inaugurated in 1985 at the Madison Square Garden, New York whereas the latest edition of it was witnessed by people on April 10th – 11th, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. It was crowned as the “highest pay per view event” streamed on closed-circuit television in the United States. The idea of this concept was drafted by the owner “Vincent McMahon” and celebrities like Alice Cooper, Snoop Dogg, Muhammad Ali, Pamela Anderson, and Floyd Mayweather Jr have participated in events or given their special appearances. This event also goes by nicknames like “The showcase of the immortals”, “The show of shows”, and “The grandest stage of them all”.
The last moments of Wrestlemania three were unknown to the world. Though Hogan crushing Andre was the moment that made WrestleMania a household name worldwide, Hogan claims that the match’s outcome was not settled until seconds before the bell rang. Hogan spoke in his first autobiography about the uncertainty of the finish line.”Vince came to me and said, ‘I want you to win the match,’ at around twelve o’clock the night before Wrestlemania.
The only difficulty was that he hadn’t told André about it yet. If Andre had declared, ‘I won’t let Hogan win,’ I would not have prevailed. That was the end of it.”Many were waiting impatiently for Andre’s approval. It was the perfect finish, and WrestleMania would not be what it is today without it.
Pay per View Legends: A look at how some of the stars on the show
“The Undertaker” – known to be one of the legendary wrestlers of WWE history holds the most number of pay-per-view matches (174) whereas “The Miz” withholds second place with 121 matches.
Unfortunate News for WrestleMania 38: A sad year for The Rock Fans
It’s going to be a sad year for all the “Rock” fans as he is not being considered for the 38th edition of Wrestlemania. Despite this, a ray of hope can still keep the fans going as we will have a glimpse of this fantastic wrestler at the next year’s edition. Viewers can still gear up for a breathtaking match between the defending champion Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar. The WWE network will be focusing on its newly signed Brock Lesnar to be the star of their highest pay-per-view event. Lesnar has been reported to sign an eight to twelve-match deal with the WWE during the one-and-a-half years. Losing to Reigns and focusing on his acting career, our chocolate boy “John Cena’s appearance is still under confirmation.