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WWE Rumors: The reason why "Camping World Stadium" was not said at WrestleMania 33

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It’s called Camping World Stadium, but that name wasn’t mentioned at WrestleMania

What’s the story?

In the daily Rumor Roundup from CagesideSeats, they touched upon the stadium where WrestleMania 33 took place last weekend.

The name of the venue is Camping World Stadium, but you never heard that on the broadcast because, reportedly, Vince McMahon instructed everyone to refer to it as the Citrus Bowl instead.

In case you didn’t know...

Construction on this stadium began in 1936 during the Great Depression.

For over 30 years, it was known as the Florida Citrus Bowl before changing to the Orlando Citrus Bowl in 2014. In April 2016, Camping World bought the rights to the name of the stadium in a long-term agreement.

The heart of the matter

It is unknown why Vince McMahon would issue the edict to not use the “Camping World Stadium" name. It is possible that the WWE and Camping World aren’t on the best of terms or it could be as simple as them not being official sponsors for WrestleMania 33.

Also read: WWE News: WWE sets Citrus Bowl stadium attendance record at WrestleMania 33

Although this hasn’t really been an issue with naming other sponsored arena names on Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live, such as the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

What’s next?

Monday Night Raw next week will take place at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Next week’s SmackDown Live will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

The next venue that the WWE will travel to for a pay per view will be the SAP Center in San Jose, California for WWE Payback. That pay-per-view will take place on April 30th.


Author’s take

It is common knowledge that Vince is petty with certain details at certain times. This would be one example of the case.  

Vince has to have his hands on every minute detail of the shows he runs, especially WrestleMania. Is it a very big deal?  Not really, but it is quite humorous.

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