WWE ‘WrestleMania’ to Return to New Orleans Next Year

The Big Show back in the Big Easy?

Someone send a car for voodoo-master Papa Shango: WWE’s “WrestleMania” will return to New Orleans next year.

“We are excited to bring ‘WrestleMania’ back to Louisiana,” Governor John Bel Edwards said on Tuesday. “This is a great event being hosted in one of the greatest cities in the world. We cordially invite WWE fans from all over to be part of ‘WrestleMania’ Week and experience all that our beautiful state has to offer.”

“New Orleans is proud to have ‘WrestleMania’ return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome,” added New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “‘WrestleMania’ brought a world-class event to our city in 2014, and the week-long series of events generated a boost to our economy. We look forward to another historic week of events in 2018, all as part of our city’s Tricentennial celebration.”

“New Orleans is a perfect setting for WWE’s biggest celebration of the year,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “On behalf of everyone at WWE, we thank Governor Edwards and Mayor Landrieu for welcoming ‘WrestleMania’ back to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.”

“WrestleMania 34” is set for Sunday, April 8, 2018. This year’s “WrestleMania” is set for Sunday, April 2 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to the actual Super Bowl of pro wrestling itself, other activities will include: “WrestleMania Axxess,” WWE’s four-day interactive fan festival at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; the 2018 “WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” “NXT TakeOver,” “Monday Night Raw,” and “SmackDown Live, all at the Smoothie King Center.