– We’ve noted how Orlando, Florida is in the running for WWE’s WrestleMania 33 in 2017. Jim Varsallone of The Miami Herald recently spoke with Orlando Venues Executive Director Allen Johnson, who oversees administration and operations at the Amway Center, the Citrus Bowl and several other venues in the city. You can read the full interview at this link. Johnson commented on WrestleMania possibly returning to Orlando at the new 70,000-plus seat Citrus Bowl, which has had $207 million in improvements since WWE ran WrestleMania 24 there in 2008:
“I think we’re ready for it. We’re prepared to whatever year they decide to come back. We’re ready for them, and we now have the infrastructure in place to accommodate it much better than before, and they know that. They’ve toured the stadium. They’ve been here and seen what we now are capable of versus what we were capable of. That gets us in the conversation to host one of those events.”
– On a related note, it’s worth mentioning that the February 25th WWE NXT live event at The Armory in Orlando is already sold out.
– Awesome Kong seems to be teasing a potential WWE return for Kharma on her Instagram account. It’s likely she’s just trying to generate buzz and we haven’t heard anything about her returning but stranger things have happened in the world of pro wrestling. After being fired by TNA due to a backstage incident with Reby Sky, Kong posted the following clips from the vignettes used for her previous WWE run:
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