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WrestleMania in Minneapolis? It could happen in 2017

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Finally, The Rock has come back... to Minneapolis?

There's a chance "The People's Champ" could be entertaining the masses at WrestleMania at the "People's Stadium."

According to Business Journal, Meet Minneapolis and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority are working to submit a bid to host WrestleMania 33 in 2017 at the new Minnesota Vikings multipurpose stadium, or as Governor Mark Dayton called it, the "People's stadium."

Despite Minnesota's rich wrestling history with stars like Verne Gagne, Jesse Ventura, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, "X-Pac" Sean Waltman and Brock Lesnar all having connections to the state, Minnesota has never hosted professional wrestling's marquee event.

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Minneapolis will have to Koko B. Ware of competition from Philadelphia and Orlando, which have set their sights on hosting WrestleMania 33, too. notes that the economic impact for the past three host cities of WrestleMania were north of $100 million.

Tickets to this year's event in Santa Clara, California, are going for an average of $390, which is more than double the most expensive average in the WWE history, according to

The two biggest matches for the March 29 showcase include Lesnar defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns and Triple H brawling with Sting.

Wrestlemania 32 will be held at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

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