Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WrestleMania 29 heading to East Rutherford, NJ

At least the logo is awesome
WWE has lost their minds.

East Rutherford, N.J.’s MetLife Stadium has played host to the NFL Playoffs, two NCAA college tournaments, five international team soccer games, and historic concerts from the likes of U2, The Eagles and Bon Jovi. And now, it’s getting its first WrestleMania.

For the first time, The Show of Shows is headed to New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and the Super Bowl XLVI Champion New York Giants, will host WrestleMania XXIX on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

New Jersey. In April. Outdoors. Even with their Uber Tarp they've used for WrestleMania 24 and 26, this strikes me as a really bad idea. Football fans are crazy enough to be outside in the dead of winter, and I would assume wrestling fans can handle it during baseball season, but I don't think this is good for the wrestlers. What happens if it's 40 degrees outside? Are we really expecting guys in speedos to put on a WrestleMania-level performance? I've been to outdoor concerts when it's that cold and guys have trouble playing guitar, and WWE's expecting their guys to put on the most physical matches of the year?

I hope Randy Orton is ready for some serious shrinkage.

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