News and Notes from WWE's Press Conference: WrestleMania 30 Location Confirmed

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2013

The Rock and John Cena during WWE's press conference live stream.
The Rock and John Cena during WWE's press conference live stream.

All the rumors and speculation can be put to bed, because WWE officially announced that they are bringing the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania to New Orleans.

WWE held a press conference Monday to announce what Drew Brees had already somewhat revealed to the world, that WrestleMania 30 will emanate from the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

The mayor of NOLA, Mitch Landrieu was in attendance, as well as various public officials and members of the WWE corporate staff.

The press conference kicked off like only a WWE press conference could, with Brodus Clay and the Funkadactyls starting things off with some dancing.

Vince McMahon was out early to discuss what NOLA has meant to WWE and what they can bring back to the great city.

The mayor came out and talked about how NOLA has hosted some of the biggest events in the world over the past 14 months, from the Superbowl to the NBA All-Star game to their annual Mardi Gras celebrations.

WWE and NOLA officials touted the estimated 125,000 visitors and 70,000 people being in attendance for the actual event from over 40 countries around the globe.

Stephanie McMahon came out at the halfway mark to discuss how social media has impacted the business, citing over 9.5 million people reading the tweet Brees sent out signaling WM coming to NOLA.

The Rock and John Cena both came out towards the end of the show and each person discussed why WrestleMania is so important, and why having it in NOLA will be a special event.

Before leaving, The Rock serenaded those in attendance with his rendition of "The Saints go Marching in."

John Cena came across as the ideal corporate speaker, showing confidence in the message he was delivering and the kind of passion someone like Vince McMahon should hope to see in every superstars's eyes when talking about WWE.

While the news of the location for WresleMania has been rumored for quite some time, we now have an official announcement.

WM30 will be a party in NOLA, and you can be sure that WWE will pull out all the stops to make sure their 30th anniversary of WrestleMania is one to remember.


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