Yesterday it was reported that WWE chose Santa Clara, California for WrestleMania 31 over Philadelphia because Philly officials showed a "lack of interest" in the bidding process. When asked for a statement by Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI channel 6, WWE sent out the following…

"While Philadelphia expressed a great interest in hosting WrestleMania in 2015 and 2016, the fact is the city did not submit a formal proposal because the facilities necessary to host ancillary events weren't available. Philadelphia remains a strong market for WWE in all aspects of our business."