WWE boss Triple H has two-word response for Sadiq Khan after pledge to bring WrestleMania to London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to bring WrestleMania to London if he is re-elected, and WWE supremo Triple H appears to be a fan.

Khan, who is seeking re-election next month, has made the ambitious attempt to bring the spectacle of professional wrestling to the UK in a bid to make the capital the “sporting capital of the world”.


WWE’s biggest annual show, WrestleMania XL, recently took place over two nights in Philadelphia.Credit: WWE

The grappling event would go hand in hand with the Superbowl and the NBA and host the Olympics in 2040, the mayor said on X.

“London is a world leader in major sporting events and has been at the heart of some of the most memorable sporting moments of recent decades,” he explained.

“From the Olympics to the Lionesses winning the Euros at Wembley, to the Ashes at Lord’s and The Oval, London is where it’s at.

“If I am re-elected on May 2, I am determined to go even further and fully cement London’s reputation as the undisputed sporting capital of the world. I believe London has the potential to host the first international WrestleMania.

“In the meantime, my message to anyone heading to the Paris Olympics this summer is to include a visit to London in your itinerary, to enjoy all that our city has to offer.”

In response to an article on X about the promise of landing the megashow, WWE chief creative officer and wrestling legend Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque was short and sweet.

Acknowledging the mayor’s words, Lévesque simply retorted: “Let’s talk.”

Thursday’s response may surprise some, with the WWE chairman recently appearing to throw cold water on the idea of ​​the UK – and other international venues – hosting the Show of Shows.

A WWE legend since his in-ring days as Triple H, Paul Levesque now leads the on-screen product as Chief Creative Officer.


A WWE legend since his in-ring days as Triple H, Paul Levesque now leads the on-screen product as Chief Creative Officer.Credit: WWE

Khan admitted that while WWE might continue to hold high-profile events outside of North America, “Mania” and other hit shows wouldn’t stray far from more familiar territory.

“WWE Chairman Nick Khan said Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series will take place in the United States and Canada for the foreseeable future, but other premium live events such as Backlash, Elimination Chamber and King of the Ring could take place internationally,” reported Arash Markazi of the Sporting Tribune.

Khan’s remarks come as new WWE Champion Cody Rhodes became the latest high-profile name to urge the company to consider hosting WrestleMania here.

Just weeks after winning gold from Roman Reigns at the 40th edition of the blockbuster event, Rhodes told a packed house at a WWE show in London: “If anyone deserves something I’m going to echo John Cena in saying that the UK deserves. a WrestleMania.

Wrestler turned Hollywood star Cena appeared at WWE’s Money in the Bank at London’s O2 Arena and made a similar statement.

WWE is already set for a return to the UK later this summer with Clash at the Castle taking place in Glasgow in June.


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