Stephen A. Smith Speaks About WrestleMania 39 With WWE CEO

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Stephen A. Smith interviews WWE CEO Nick Khan about the details of WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium.

Nick Khan reveals in his interview on ESPN that Forbes magazine declares WrestleMania to be the seventh most important sporting event in the world today.

Stephen A. Smith reminded Khan that he was a fan of the early days of WrestleMania by reminiscing about the original WrestleMania in 1985 with Hulk Hogan teaming with Mr. T. He was also fondly remembering the historic WrestleMania III when Hogan slammed Andre The Giant.

Nick Khan agreed that when the Hulkster bodyslammed Andre in the Pontiac Silverdome, it became the “definitive moment” in the WWE’s history.

The CEO explained the reason for going from one night of wrestling to two for the big event. When WrestleMania was at Met Life Stadium a few years ago, the event had a duration that surpassed six hours. As Covid-19 became an issue with social distancing, they had a two night WrestleMania and saw it was successful in breaking up the long duration for viewers on television and in the arena. The two night Mania has been a thing ever since.

Nick Khan goes on to speak about how became an important figure within the WWE empire. It happened when Vince Mcmahon gave him a call during the pandemic as Khan was a noted figure in the sports world. He decided it was the right time to join as the president of the company.


Nick Khan is also a good friend of The Rock, who is one of the biggest stars to come out of the company. When Stephen A. Smith asks about the possible of sale of WWE, Khan jokingly replied that perhaps with the money Stephen A. Smith is making, he should buy the company.

Are you going to be watching WrestleMania this Sunday? The main event consists of Roman Reigns defending his two world titles against the son of the legendary Dusty Rhodes, in the “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes.