-- WWE publicly announced that New Orleans will be the site for next year's WrestleMania 34, releasing the following on their site:
The Showcase of the Immortals is returning to New Orleans in 2018.
As first reported by The Times-Picuyane, WrestleMania 34 will emanate from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
A capacity crowd of 75,167 WWE fans filled the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2014 for WrestleMania 30. That was the year that The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak famously came to an end at the hands of Brock Lesnar, as well as the event where Daniel Bryan defeated Batista and Randy Orton in a triple threat main event to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
WWE will hold a press event Tuesday morning in New Orleans to make the WrestleMania 34 announcement official. Check back to WWE.com tomorrow for full coverage, including photos and videos.
-- The city of New Orleans apparently only found out themselves a few weeks ago after city officials went to WWE in early 2016 with a presentation to try and convince WWE to bring back their marquee event to the Superdome. Reportedly, New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees was part of the presentation via taped video and the city also pushed that they would be promoting the event as part of their 'tricentennial year" celebrations.
-- The weekend will include an NXT show at the Smoothie King Center on April 6th and Raw on April 9th. As is tradition, it's also expected that there will be a Hall of Fame show on April 7th and Smackdown on April 10th from the area.
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