WWE Issues Press Release on WM21

WWE ANNOUNCEMENT ON WRESTLEMANIA PRESS CONFERENCE

ADVISORY/’WrestleMania Goes Hollywood’ STAPLES Center to host WrestleMania 21
Monday September 20, 12:02 pm ET

National and Local impact of this Global event to be revealed by WWE Executives and WWE Superstars

World Wrestling Entertainment:
Wednesday, September 22, NOON (crews to arrive by 11:00am)
(McMahon, Leiweke & WWE® Superstars to participate in 1-on-1 interviews following press conference)
WHO: WWE Chairman Vince McMahon(TM) and AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke along with WWE Superstars Triple H(R), Randy Orton(TM), Trish Stratus(R), John “Bradshaw” Layfield(TM), Big Show(R), Torrie Wilson(TM), Rey Mysterio(TM), Jonathan Coachman(TM)

WHAT: Press Conference to announce details on WrestleMania 21
coming to STAPLES Center in Los Angeles

WHERE: STAPLES Center, City View Terrace – Star Plaza Entry
near Team LA

WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, NOON

AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke will welcome WWE Chairman Vince McMahon along with World Wrestling Entertainment® Superstars Triple H, Randy Orton, Trish Stratus, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Big Show, Torrie Wilson, Rey Mysterio and Jonathan Coachman. The WWE plans to show Hollywood what real entertainment is all about when WrestleMania 21 invades STAPLES Center on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Tickets for this event will go on sale Saturday September 25th at 10:00am at STAPLES Center’s Box Office, TicketMaster, TicketMaster Outlets, and Ticketmaster.com.

WrestleMania premiered in 1985 when it blew the roof off Madison Square Garden. A sold out crowd was entertained at that first WrestleMania by such celebrities as Hollywood Hogan, Andre the Giant, Mr. T., Liberace, the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, and Cyndi Lauper. The extravaganza was also seen at closed circuit sites throughout North America and on a brand new medium called “pay-per-view”. It was, indeed, the first major event ever to be telecast on pay-per-view.

This last March, WrestleMania 20 took place at Madison Square Garden in New York. When tickets first went on-sale, WrestleMania sold out in minutes. The combined box office and pay-per-view revenue made WrestleMania 20 the highest-grossing box office attraction in North America for the week-end of March 12th… That is, WrestleMania generated more money in one day than any single movie that came out of Hollywood for the entire week-end.

Although WrestleMania has been presented in Southern California on 4 previous occasions over the past two decades, Sunday, April 3, 2005 will be the first time in History that STAPLES Center will be Home to WrestleMania. Ticket prices, averaging slightly less than last year, are $40.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100.00 and $200.00. A very limited number of Platinum Ringside Seats will also be available at $750.00 each; those who sit in the Platinum Ringside Seats take home their commemorative WrestleMania 21 chairs.

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