WWE WrestleMania moved to Orlando, show will be at closed set of company’s training facility

Show was scheduled for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay

Brock Lesnar heads down WrestleMania ramp in 2015 (Don Feria/AP Images for WWE)
Brock Lesnar heads down WrestleMania ramp in 2015 (Don Feria/AP Images for WWE) (AP Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The WWE’s annual wrestling extravaganza -- often called the Super Bowl of wrestling -- will not be held at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Raymond James Stadium.

WWE, however, said it will still hold its scheduled April 5 card on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida.

WWE ran an empty arena edition of “Smackdown” last Friday and was set to run Monday’s “RAW” from the performance center.

Brock Lesnar is set to defend the WWE championship against Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania. WrestleMania will be broadcast live on the WWE Network. It has been held annually in football stadiums in 2007 and usually draws some of the biggest crowds of the year for any sports entertainment event.