NEWS ITEMS: WrestleMania economic impact in Dallas calculated, Presidential odds listed for Vince McMahon and The Rock in 2020, Survivor Series coming to Houston

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

The Rock (artist Travis Beaven © PWTorch)


-WWE announced Survivor Series next year will be in Houston, Tex. As part of Survivor Series Weekend, WWE will host four consecutive nights of action at the Toyota Center with NXT TakeOver on Saturday, November 18, 2017; WWE Survivor Series on Sunday, November 19, 2017; WWE Monday Night Raw on Monday, November 20, 2017; and WWE SmackDown Live on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. has announced that WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump has 2/1 odds of winning the 2020 Presidential Election in the United States. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is listed as having 100/1 odds. Vince McMahon himself has 500/1 odds. [Thanks to PWTorch reader Jimmy S.]

-WWE announced WrestleMania generated a record $170.4 million for the Dallas/Arlington region earlier this year according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation. “On behalf of our city, we would like to thank all of the domestic and international WWE fans that converged on Dallas for WrestleMania Week to enjoy all that North Texas has to offer,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “The week-long series of events brought a tremendous economic windfall to our region.” They touted that “a record crowd of 101,763 fans from all 50 states and 35 countries attended WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza this past April, making it the highest-grossing and best-attended event in WWE history. Key highlights from the study include: $170.4 million in direct, indirect and induced impact derived from spending by visitors to the Dallas/Arlington region for WrestleMania 32; 72% of fans that attended WrestleMania were from outside the greater Dallas/Arlington region and stayed an average of 3.9 nights; $25 million was spent on hotels and accommodations within the Dallas/Arlington region. The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week was equal to the creation of 1,550 full-time jobs for the area. $8.4 million was spent by visitors to the Dallas/Arlington region at area restaurants.”

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