-- It looks like a future WrestleMania will be headed to Nashville, TN. According to an article in the Nashville Tennessean, WWE has given a verbal commitment to the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. that they will bring WrestleMania 43 to the city as long as a planned enclosed stadium is built in time.
-- The stadium, which will cost more than $2 billion to build and would be home to the NFL's Tennessee Titans, still isn't a full go and is dependent on a vote by the Metro Council. WWE most recently held SummerSlam in the city at Nissan Stadium. Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention said:
“The minute the mayor’s office and the Titans released the stadium term sheet, we started looking for opportunities.
WWE had an incredible experience at Nissan Stadium this past summer, and we started talking. WrestleMania is considered the No. 6 top sports event brand in the world, and we are grateful for their confidence and belief in Nashville. "(WrestleMania) is a weeklong event potentially worth upwards of $200 million and is broadcast in 57 countries. This is just the beginning of what our city can do if the stadium deal is approved. Deep appreciation to WWE, the Titans and the state for getting this done."
-- WWE released the following statement on the matter:
“Nashville has exploded as a cultural center in the United States and as the land of opportunity. WWE looks forward to hosting many events in partnership with the great city of Nashville at the proposed enclosed stadium.”