WWE WrestleMania in London: Boris Johnson 'dead keen' on bringing WWE event to Wembley Stadium

The last major WWE event in England was SummerSlam'92

James Orr
Monday 14 March 2016 13:45 GMT
Major of London, Boris Johnson
Major of London, Boris Johnson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he is "dead keen" for London to finally host a WrestleMania.

Talk has been growing for years that England's capital will try and host WWE's flagship event, and Johnson has further stoked the fires today in a Twitter Q&A, in which he also revealed that his great grandfather was "briefly a fairground wrestler".

Johnson, however, did add that wrestling was a "grassroots sport" in his answer, so might be worth holding back on plastering on the face-paint just yet.

The WWE travels to the UK twice a year for tours, but last hosted one of the WWE's major events back in 1992, when SummerSlam took place in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium. The main event of that show was Bret Hart defending his Intercontinental title against his brother-in-law, and local favourite, The British Bulldog.

In those twice-yearly tours, the UK currently host both of the WWE's weekly televised events, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown.

This year's WrestleMania will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in front of what the WWE are anticipating will be a record WrestleMania crowd of 105,000.

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