The Dallas Morning News has a new article online on AT&T Stadium hosting Wrestlemania 32 in 2016.
While the official announcement was made late Monday night by WWE, as Brooks noted, we reported this in December 2013 here on Wrestling News World.
Hulk Hogan was quoted by The Dallas Morning News, offering this:
“This is a monster, this is our juggernaut, our Super Bowl of wrestling,” said Terry Gene Bollea, 61, a man better known as Hulk Hogan. “WrestleMania is the lifeline to this whole sports entertainment business.”
Charlotte Jones Anderson, the daughter of Jerry Jones and Dallas Cowboys executive, commented:
“When we set out to build the stadium, we were looking at all the really big events, marquee events,” said Anderson, daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “This was one of them. When you look at an event this size, and when it has an incredible impact … it was certainly one we wanted to do our best to secure.”
Anderson and a team that included representatives from the cities of Arlington and Dallas worked several months to prepare their bid for WrestleMania. They closed the deal with a high-stakes pitch at WWE’s corporate offices in Connecticut.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever walked into a room with Vince McMahon, but it’s certainly an intimidating process,” said Anderson, laughing. “I know everybody thinks Daddy’s intimidating, but that’s because they haven’t met Vince McMahon yet.”
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