Earlier this month, a report came out saying WWE would be sticking with the two night format of WrestleManias 36 & 37 for next spring’s event in North Texas.
A new report in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter states that while the company is considering sticking with the format that proved popular over the last couple years, it’s not set in stone yet.
Officially, WrestleMania 38 is only set for Sun., April 3 in Arlington’s AT&T Stadium. Dave Meltzer writes that WWE is “looking into planning, security, insurance, cost of production, length of the event (two days vs. one day) and other locations for shows that weekend.”
Possibly holding night one of ‘Mania on April 2 isn’t the only additional date WWE is considering booking AT&T Stadium for. There’s also talk of holding the following Monday’s Raw there, with the building configured to hold 40,000 (as opposed to its full six-figure capacity).
The pre-WrestleMania SmackDown poses a challenge, as WWE’s usual Dallas home - American Airlines Center - is being used by the NBA’s Mavericks on April 1. Taping the show in advance could be an option, but probably not one that would be attractive to FOX. They’re said to be looking at Southern Methodist University’s 32K seat, open air Gerald Ford Stadium as an option for both SmackDown and Raw.
We’ll keep you posted as official plans come out. In the meantime, let us know if you’d be excited or bummed if WrestleMania went back to a one-night format in 2022.