WWE to hold WrestleMania on closed set

WWE to hold WrestleMania on closed set
The WWE announced that this years Wrestlemania will move from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa to their performance center in Orlando and be held with no fans in attendance. (Source: WWE)

TAMPA (AP) -- WrestleMania in Tampa, Florida is down for the count.

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.