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WWE WrestleMania 36 to be two-night event, Gronk set to host

Update --

WrestleMania 36 will not only take place at the WWE Performance Center but will include multiple locations over two nights. The locations will be closed sets with only essential personnel in attendance.

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For the first time ever, WrestleMania will be a two-night event.

WWE announced today that WrestleMania 36 will take place across two nights. The show will now take place on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5.

Former NFL star Rob Gronkowski has also been announced as the host of WrestleMania 36. He sent out a tweet today announcing the news: "It’s official! I’m hosting @WrestleMania this year...and it’s gonna be too big for just one night. For the 1st time, #WrestleMania will be a 2-NIGHT event: Saturday, April 4 AND Sunday, April 5 on @WWENetwork! Tell you more this Friday night on #SmackDown at 8 ET on @FOXTV"

WrestleMania was originally scheduled to take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on April 5.

NXT TakeOver: Tampa had been set to take place at the Amalie Arena on April 4 before being canceled.

Here are the matches that have been officially announced for WrestleMania thus far:

  • Universal Champion Goldberg defending against Roman Reigns
  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar defending against Drew McIntyre
  • Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch defending against Shayna Baszler
  • NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley defending against Charlotte Flair
  • John Cena vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
  • The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles
  • Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins

Edge vs. Randy Orton is also all but official, with Orton set to appear on next Monday's Raw and respond to Edge's challenge for a last man standing match at WrestleMania.