Orlando To Be Home Of WWE Hall Of Fame Building?

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from an article in the Orlando Sentinel:

If you’ve always longed to see Andre the Giant’s size-24 boots or Rowdy Roddy Piper’s kilt up close, you may be in luck.

Local leaders are quietly preparing a bid to bring the WWE Hall of Fame to Orlando. If successful, it would bring a new tourist stop filled with decades of memorabilia from the professional wrestling powerhouse.

It’s not clear where the hall would be built or where the money to do it would come from, and World Wrestling Entertainment isn’t talking. But WWE has solicited proposals for the project from an unknown number of cities, and that solicitation provides a few clues.

WWE executives aren’t necessarily looking for a location that has a significant connection to wrestling. Putting the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., limited the number of visitors because it’s not near a big city or transportation hub, they pointed out. WWE wants a city that already draws a lot of domestic and international tourists.

Check out the full article online at OrlandoSentinel.com.



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