Earlier this week, WWE held a press conference to announce that WrestleMania 28 will take place on Sunday, April 1st from Miami, Florida.
Names present at WrestleMania 28 press conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami, Florida included NFL legend Dan Marino, Grammy winner Emilio Estefan, Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee, Miami-Dade Sports Commission Director Mike Sophia and Miami-Dade County Commissioner & Sports Commission Chairman Jose Diaz.
WWE stars present were The Miz, Mark Henry, John Cena, Alberto Del Rio, Eve Torres, Vince McMahon and Senior VP of Special Events John Saboor. Big Show made a surprise appearance and Marino jokingly offered his services as bodyguard for Show at WrestleMania 28.
Vince McMahon said at the WrestleMania 28 press conference this week that the company will be taking WrestleMania to cities in the future that welcome them and give them the infrastructure they need to be able to adapt and grow the WrestleMania brand. Vince said: “WrestleMania is never in the same location twice. Although we did do Atlantic City twice years ago [1988-89 at Trump Plaza], but it’s a different event now. Every year it becomes more and more of a spectacle.”
According to sources, WWE executive John Saboor is the man who came up with the idea to co-promote WrestleMania events with the NFL teams of host venues.
The Miami Herald reports that the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on March 31st from the American Airlines Arena in Miami. WrestleMania Axxess will take place that week from the Miami Beach Convention Center while RAW after WrestleMania 28 will take place on April 2nd from the American Airlines Arena. WWE will also host the WrestleMania Reading Challenge and a Celebrity Pro Am Golf Tournament in Miami.