Jim Harbaugh is a lot of things: husband, father, coach, mentor, pro wrestling fan.
Yes, you read that correctly, folks. Harbaugh apparently loves the action that happens in the squared circle so much that he wants Michigan Stadium to host a Wrestlemania!
Harbaugh spoke further about his desire in a radio interview among rumors that WWE’s main pay-per-view could be headed to Ford Field in Detroit.
“I wouldn’t mind seeing that,” he said, explaining that his favorite wrestler is Ric Flair. “I went to school at the same time they (the Steiner brothers) were going to school and I consider myself friends with both the Steiner brothers. Had a chance to see them wrestle one time in Chicago. It was a big thrill to go to a match; I would go to another. Who doesn’t like a good wrestling match?”
As great as it would be for Wrestlemania to take place at the Big House, and though it’d probably sell out in mere minutes, the unfortunate news is that it probably won’t ever happen. Sure, WWE has looked to larger venues for Wrestlemania in recent years, namely the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Levi’s Stadium, and AT&T Stadium this year, but those stadiums all have one of two things working for them. They’re either indoors or in an area known for having a warmer climate around late March or early April, when Wrestlemania usually takes place.
Now, consider what early spring weather in Ann Arbor is like 90 percent of the time. Granted, it’s not bitterly cold, but it’s not warm either. Either way, it’s not ideal pro wrestling weather.
That said, though Harbaugh probably won’t get his wish of having Wrestlemania at the Big House, he has still thus opened the door to possibly be involved in the big event should it come to the Detroit area! I mean, come on, he MUST be able to cut a great promo, right?
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