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PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 10th, 2018, 9:34 pm
by ICW
Via F4W Daily Update:

[PW Insider] also reported this morning that WWE officials are looking at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as a potential venue for next year’s WrestleMania activities. The complex features acts such as the Metropolitan Opera, The New York Philharmonic and the New York Ballet.

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Here's PW Insider's report: https://www.pwinsider.com/article/12020 ... k.html?p=1
World Wrestling Entertainment officials were at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a NYC complex that houses the Metropolitan Opera, The New York Philharmonic, The New York Ballet and more in different theaters, looking at their historic venues for potential use over Wrestlemania week next year in New York City, PWInsider.com can exclusively confirm.

While the company is still looking for a location for the 2018 AXXESS gathering, the theatrical set-up of the venues in the Lincoln Center Complex would not lend itself to that convention-style event. It would appear the company may have been looking at the Complex for another reason, perhaps its annual presentation meeting with partners and licensees, its usual jobs fair for military veterans or even another new, potential event that has never been done over Wrestlemania weekend.

Lincoln Center is located just a short distance from mid-town Manhattan, which would put it within reach of the Barclays Center, where all the Wrestlemania week live events as well as Metlife Stadium, where Wrestlemania 35 will take place in April 2019.

Since it opened in 1955, Lincoln Center has never hosted am actual professional wrestling event, but did house the New York City premiere screening of Mickey Rourke's film The Wrestler at Avery Fisher Hall at the Complex in October 2008.

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 10th, 2018, 9:39 pm
by lanza218
That is literally the worst thing I have ever read. Dis. As. Ter

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 10th, 2018, 9:54 pm
by ICW
Meh, he's speculating that it could be their annual presentation meeting w/partners and licensees.

It doesn't sound like a good convention set-up. MAYBE a place for a meet and greet?

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 10th, 2018, 11:18 pm
by lanza218
That wouldnt b during WM

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 1:27 am
by class316
I wish they would pull a NYCC and use the Javits

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 10:22 am
by Greg2600
class316 wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 1:27 am
I wish they would pull a NYCC and use the Javits
Even MORE expensive!

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 5:24 pm
by mrira
Someone at Summerslam Axxess was telling me that as of now, Javits has a college fair Wrestlemania weekend, but Triple H was trying to pay them to move the fair to the weekend before or after Wrestlemania.

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 6:00 pm
by lanza218
Complete bullshit

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 6:09 pm
by ICW
According to the Javits Center site, the NACAC National College Fair is Sunday, April 7th.

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 8:49 pm
by lanza218
Yes. Its Sunday....

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 9:07 pm
by ICW
lanza218 wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Yes. Its Sunday....
They'll probably need a couple of days to set-up, no? I doubt they do it all Sunday morning lol. They probably need Saturday to set-up.

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 10:17 pm
by lanza218
Of course. Not sure what ur getting at though. HHH isnt in charge of WWE for starters and this isnt something where you just offer money and they will move schedules for wwe axxess. Hence I say its bullshit

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 10:22 pm
by ICW
lanza218 wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 10:17 pm
Of course. Not sure what ur getting at though. HHH isnt in charge of WWE for starters and this isnt something where you just offer money and they will move schedules for wwe axxess. Hence I say its bullshit
Oh, I'm not saying that rumor is true. I'm just saying that the Javits is booked for Mania weekend and, personally, I wouldn't be shocked if WWE tried to push out the college fair. It's probably their best business decision.

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 12th, 2018, 12:59 am
by lanza218
Then why didnt they run the Javits at WM29?

Re: PW Insider: Lincoln Center for the Performance Arts being considered for WM activities

Posted: September 12th, 2018, 7:57 am
by ICW
lanza218 wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 12:59 am
Then why didnt they run the Javits at WM29?
No clue -- maybe it ended up being a mistake that they're trying to rectify this time around? Maybe not! We'll see.

It certainly makes things **easier** if most of the festivities but WrestleMania was around midtown Manhattan. Well, easier for me at least :ohyeah: