— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) February 27, 2016
– Speaking of Ross, he recently spoke with The Huffington Post to promote NJPW on AXS TV. During the interview, Ross commented on if WWE will ever hold a WrestleMania in the UK. Here is what he had to say:
I don’t have a definite answer, but I have an opinion, and I think as the WWE continues to give more dependence on their network for all the product disruption, I think the chances increase every year that this will happen. There’s no doubt that the WWE Wrestlemania event could sell out any stadium in the country. I’m not saying that in an egocentric way, that is my opinion. They did it before with Summerslam years ago and as Gorilla Monsoon would say, the fans were hanging from the rafters! WWE looks at revenue from Pay-per-Views – primarily being from North American and North America TV providers wanting the show to be aired at 7pm Eastern Time. That’s been relieved a little bit simply because of the fact that WWE now controls their own platform. I think the chance has increased since the network, and I would say, merely as speculation and knowing how important the UK is to WWE for their global picture I am beginning to believe that there is a greater chance than before it is going to happen.