Monday, April 02, 2007

Wrestlemania 23

The greatest show on earth just happened last night. This is a bigger night then even the NFL Superbowl. I love pro-wrestling even more then I love the NFL. Nothing holds a candle to the WWE not even the Bucs. The World Wrestling Entertainment® set an all-time attendance record at Ford Field last night, as 80,103 ecstatic fans shared in the excitement of WrestleMania 23, Fans packed Ford Field from ringside to the rafters, including thousands with standing room only tickets.WrestleMania 23 is the highest grossing one-day live event in WWE history, grossing more than $5.38 million in ticket sales.Fans converged on Detroit from 24 countries, all 50 states and 9 Canadian provinces, pumping an estimated $25 million into the local economy. This marks the second time World Wrestling Entertainment has established an attendance record in Detroit. In 1987, at WrestleMania III, 93,173 fans filled the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., setting the all-time indoor attendance record.“Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice,” said Kurt Schneider, Executive Vice President of Marketing. “Ford Field shook to the very core of its foundation with the thunderous noise from the record-setting crowd. The support of our fans in Detroit and around the world made WrestleMania 23 a tremendous success.”

For those keeping track that record is even more then Superbowl attendance. More views tuned into Wrestlemania then tuned into the Superbowl.

"WWE getting pub from everywhere! The Associated Press released a story on
WrestleMania 23 earlier today, specifically focusing on Donald Trump's victory
over Vince McMahon in the Battle of the Billionaires. Several media outlets
including FOX News, CNN, and E! have already picked up the story. The AP story
is below."

WWE Chairman/Owner, Vince McMahon with hair before the Billionaire cut.

Donald Trump cutting Mr. McMahon's hair, after Bobby Lashley defeated Umaga.

One ugly bald Mr. Vince McMahon. I have so much respect for Mr. McMahon, he was humiliated for the good of the company, and this Wrestlemania Moment will go down in history as one of the best moments.

Next year Wrestlemania 24 will be for the first time ever at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, and I will be there. Here is Mr. McMahon with the Mayor of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Central Florida Sports Commission president John Saboor.

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