Arlington to host 2-Night Wrestlemania 38 in April 2022
Now that live shows are making a comeback, the world’s biggest pro wrestling event returns to town next year.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has announced that AT&T Stadium in Arlington will host Wrestlemania 38 for two nights on April 2-3.
Tickets for the event will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 12. Guests can purchase overnight tickets or “two-day combo tickets” for both nights through the Seat Geek ticketing site. Travel packages are also available on the WWE Travel website and include admission to special events and meet up with WWE Stars in the week leading up to the main event.
If you can’t make it to Wrestlemania 38 in person or just don’t feel like giving Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones any more money for parking, the event will air on the Peacock streaming app from NBC and on the WWE Network.
Wrestlemania 38 will be the second time the wrestling league has hosted its flagship event in Dallas. The first time was Wrestlemania 32, which happened in 2016. It still holds the record for the most Wrestlemania participation with 101,763 fans and the highest grossing WWE event with $ 17.3 million.
The event was also the fifth-busiest AT&T stadium event, surpassed by the 2010 NBA All-Star Game and the 2009 Dallas Cowboys Home opener against the New York Giants (which also holds the National Football League regular season attendance record), singer George Strait’s final performance in 2014 and Super Bowl XLV in 2011, according to stadium records.
Big name appearances at Wrestlemania each year are a well-kept secret, but past events have included familiar faces in and outside of the professional wrestling world. Wrestlemania 32 brought return performances from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who took the stage with a flamethrower and returned to the ring to defeat Erick Rowan.
The evening also featured surprise returns from Stone Cold Steve Austin in a “Dallas 3:16” shirt, Shawn “HBK” Michaels and Mick “Mankind” Foley. Foley stepped into the ring as himself, but he set the crowd on fire when he brought out his former wrestling partner, Mr Socko (who is just his punching hand in a sock) to help his team out. to defeat the hated League of Nations with heels like Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev and King Barrett.
Other celebrities who surprised the crowds at Wrestlemania 32 included basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, who took part in a battle royale against wrestlers such as The Big Show and Kane, and rapper Snoop Dogg who a played live, as Sasha Banks entered the ring against Charlotte and Becky Lynch for a “Triple Threat” women’s title match.