Wrestlemania is to professional wrestling what the NBA Championship is to basketball or the Super Bowl is to football. It is an annual event by the WWE that witnesses top wrestlers compete with one another in the ring.
It is the main event for wrestling fans across the globe. Some of the biggest legends of the sport have been defined by this much anticipated event.
Wrestlemania is truly one of the biggest events in WWE history and has forged a legacy of its own in the world we know today. It brings together millions of people to watch their favourite stars on a global stage.
Excitement is On For Wrestlemania 39
There is widespread anticipation for Wrestlemania 39 scheduled for April 1 and 2 next year. The venue will be the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Next year, the wrestling championship event returns to the venue where Wrestlemania 37 was organized in 2020.
Wrestlemania 39 is being marketed as Wrestlemania Hollywood and everyone’s looking forward to the mega event. It will be a treat for millions of fans worldwide.
The WWE is reportedly working towards bringing the biggest stars on board for the 2023 mega event. ‘The Rock vs Roman Reigns’ and ‘Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch’ matches are likely to be the top draws.
Registrations for Wrestlemania 39 are open on the official website of the WWE. The event will be live streamed through Peacock OTT in the US and the WWE Network worldwide.
Looking Back at Wrestlemania 38
The venue for Wrestlemania 38 held on 2nd and 3rd April this year was the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tagged as “The Most Stupendous Two-Night Event in Wrestlemania History”, the event had its fair share of jaw-dropping moments.
- The legendary WWE superstar Undertaker was inducted into the wrestling Hall of Fame. One of the most popular and richest wrestlers ever, he had retired in 2020 after a glorious career of 30 years.
- The return of Stone Cold Steve Austin 19 long years after his retirement. The crowd went crazy to witness the 57-year old beat Kevin Owens in the ring.
- The highly intense moment when Bianca Blair defeated Becky Lynch to win the Raw women’s championship. It was a defining moment in Wrestlemania history.
- The return of Cody Rhodes to WWE after his retirement 6 years ago. The crowd was witness to a highly entertaining match as he defeated Seth Rollins.
- The record holder for undefeated singles, Omos was the invincible. That was until he was defeated by Bobby Lashley that ended his winning streak.
- Roman Reigns became the undisputed WWE Universal Champion. The Tribal Chief, his ring name, the WWE champion Brock Lesnar to win the title.
Visiting LA for Wrestlemania 39
While all major sports events today are covered live, being present in the stadium can be a different experience altogether! So, if wrestling is a sport you love, you can grab your tickets for Wrestlemania 39.
The good news is that since 2020, the event has introduced a new format. Now, you have a two-night event over the weekend, instead of a single long evening.
This new format means you are left with plenty of time to explore the nightlife in Los Angeles and also visit the tourist attractions. Here are some ideas for things to see:
Capture Cool Streetlight Selfies
You can capture some beautiful selfies in the streets of LA. Visit the Urban Light, an iconic symbol of the city, for some fantastic photos.
It is a cast-iron piece installed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It is the result of one man’s effort to upcycle old street lamps from different parts of LA.
Although it doesn’t have as many casinos as Las Vegas, Los Angeles is still a place where poker is popular. For those used to playing poker tournaments online already, it can be good to get a taste of live action.
Show your skills at “The Bike” in Bell Gardens, a legendary casino where pros and regulars play. With 185 tables and one of the world’s biggest card rooms, you’ll enjoy playing a few hands here.
Tour the LA Coastline
The Marvin Braud Bike Trail runs through the entire west-facing LA coast. If you are a biking enthusiast, then this one is a must on your itinerary.
It is a 22-mile trail and you can even explore a part of it on foot at your own pace.
If the offbeat piques your interest, then this one’s for you. This is a summer event.
The fact that it is held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery makes it a completely different experience altogether. Visitors can enjoy some of the classic Hollywood movies at this outdoor screening.
Spend an Evening with the Avengers
If you’re an Avengers’ fan, then this will be an evening to remember. The Avengers Campus is a Marvel Cinematic Universe-themed area at the Disney California Adventure Park.
Here you can spend the evening with your favourite superheroes. You can also enjoy Avengers-themed sandwiches and take selfies with costumed characters.
Enjoy an Oceanfront Meal
The Neptune’s Net isan ideal place to dine in a picturesque spot. Located on the Pacific Coast Highway, the shack offers a variety of delectable seafood fare.
If you’re visiting at the weekend, you’ll find several biking enthusiasts here. There are many other restaurants nearby where you can find the finest of fish.
Pick Antique Memorabilia
What’s a visit to a place without some unique memorabilia? When in LA, you have the chance to pick some really one-of-kind antique memorabilia.
You can head to the Rose Bowl Flea Market to grab some vintage furniture, albums, and accessories. The market is famous for a wide variety of stuff available at throwaway prices.
It is only held on the second Sunday every month so if you’re staying another weekend, you can visit.
Wrestlemania 39 is sure to be a great event that’s worth waiting for till April. In the meantime, plan your trip to LA around it.
The fact that LA has a lot to offer to visitors, means your trip can be very rewarding if planned right.