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Best and worst WrestleMania venues

ESSR turns into Location Location Location as the panel pick their favourite and least favourite venues that have hosted WrestleMania throughout the years. A topic fitting for the present as 36 will be held in the WWE Performance Centre with nobody in attendance due to COVID-19.

In light of Mania 36 now happening at the Performance Centre, we look back at the standout Mania venues – good or bad.

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When it comes to WrestleMania, it’s not just about the quality of the card.

A lot of the allure of The Showcase of the Immortals boils down to the venues in which it is held.

In recent years, it’s fair to say we’ve been spoiled at the spectacle of WrestleMania. For just over a decade, the show has been held at stadiums which get grander with every passing year.

Doing so has made WrestleMania look even better and adds more for fans than just a solid card.

It’s something we associate with the early days of Mania, including the iconic WrestleMania 3 from the Silverdome.

But we’ve not always had venues like this. During the mid 90s, the show was held at arenas that only held between 10 and 20 thousand fans.

It’s a far cry from the 80 odd thousands spectators the shows get now. To many, it made WrestleMania feel no more special than a standard RAW and SmackDown.

Equally, it will do little to make a subpar show in-ring wise stand out in any way, shape or form. WrestleMania 11 is a classic example.

From the staging to the layout, there is a small margin for error to separate good and bad WrestleMania venues.

With 35 years of Mania’s to look at, Steven and the teams pick out their best and worst WrestleMania arenas and stadiums.

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