News » San Antonio News

Guess How Much Texas Paid to Lure WrestleMania 32 to Dallas

by

comment
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 32 | FACEBOOK
  • WWE WrestleMania 32 | Facebook
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed off on more than $2.7 million to bring WrestleMania to Dallas.

This is the same guy who said state government should get "out of the business of picking winners and losers," the Texas Tribune reported in its story about Abbott's role in bringing spandex-clad wrestlers to Texas.

The taxpayer money comes out of the Events Trust Fund, which aims to help "communities offset the costs of hosting sporting and non-athletic events."

The Texas Tribune story notes that Abbott has approved $26 million in funding for 20 events since September, including nearly $20 million toward the 2015 Formula One United States Grand Prix.

So, there you have it wrestling fans, be you Democrat or Republican, you can thank Abbott for luring the pop-culture extravaganza. 

With that said, here's some sweet chin music from San Antonio legend Shawn Michaels to help pass some time.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.