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Indianapolis lands 2025 Royal Rumble, future WrestleMania & SummerSlam events

WWE to host major events in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Now that the splashing is over with at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis is set to announce a new event to the sports calendar.

The Indiana Sports Corp and city leaders held a press conference Monday morning at Gainbridge Fieldhouse and formally announced a new partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment.

ISC will host three of the WWE’s signature events. The lineup starts with the Royal Rumble in 2025. The deal also includes the rights to host future WrestleMania and SummerSlam events.

Monday morning, trucks wrapped with images of popular WWE personalities were seen entering and leaving the fieldhouse. Officials for the company are already in Indianapolis for its signature TV show, “WWE Monday Night Raw.”

Last week, Mayor Joe Hogsett fueled speculation about the deal in a post to X. It contained a picture of WWE Hall-of-Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.

That picture was taken when Hogsett was Indiana’s Secretary of State in 1992, the last time WrestleMania was in Indianapolis. More than 60,000 fans attended WrestleMania VIII at the old Hoosier Dome.

WISH-TV will soon be the exclusive broadcast home of WWE’s NXT program. It premieres Tuesday, October 1.

The partnership also includes WWE Raw, SmackDown, and other live events hosted throughout the state.

How to get tickets

Royal Rumble 2025 Priority Passes will soon be available from On Location. To place a deposit or sign up for exclusive presale access, please visit Fans can register now to receive an exclusive presale offer by visiting the WWE website.