Every year, when WWE comes to town for WrestleMania, their lawyers file a Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act) lawsuit for injunctive relief against any potential merchandise bootleggers. The filing include a motion for seizing counterfeit WWE goods. The case was filed "under seal" in March, so it wasn't until after WrestleMania when the lawsuit was unsealed and the records became publicly available. In recent years, this trademark lawsuit includes an exhibit listing a “tentative itinerary of WWE’s Live Events”. This year’s lawsuit covers WWE shows from March 2017 through March 2018.
In 2015, WWE’s tentative list of live events was especially noteworthy as it not only included a full 13-month calendar of shows, but also WWE’s internal record for arena capacities, the percentage of arena filled when WWE last visited and “letter grades” for each city (which presumably related to the building’s previous live event attendance).
While the list for 2017-2018 isn’t quite as rich on details, it still does provide the most complete 2018 WWE schedule available at this time.
WWE Tentative Itinerary of WWE Live Events
Lawsuit: WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC., Plaintiff Case No. 6:17-cv-504-ORL-40-GJK vs. JOHN AND JANE DOES 1-100, And XYZ CORPORATIONS 1-100, Defendants. Filed in THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ORLANDO DIVISION
Source: Exhibit 3 - TENTATIVE WWE TOUR ROUTING (MARCH 2017 - MARCH 2018) [Page 8 covering Oct/Nov was missing in this filing - see original Exhibit 3 from original filing for complete dates]
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