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WWE® Takes over New Orleans for WrestleMania® Week


Fans from around the world will descend upon New Orleans for a week-long
lineup of festivities in celebration of WrestleMania, taking
place in front of a capacity crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and
streaming live on WWE Network at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT on Sunday, April 8. WWE
will also host more than a dozen community outreach events designed to
give back to the local region. WrestleMania Week begins today,
and includes the following events:

  • New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell (NYSE) – Monday, April 2
    Superstar Big Show® will ring the Opening Bell at
    the New York Stock Exchange to officially kick off WrestleMania
  • Veteran Employment Panel & Networking Event – Tuesday, April 3, The
    National World
    War II Museum
    WWE, The National World
    War II Museum and the City of New Orleans will host a Veteran
    Employment Panel and Networking Event in support of Hire Heroes USA,
    giving nearly 150 veterans an opportunity to receive one-on-one career
    coaching and then network with key employers from the New Orleans area
    including Merrill Lynch, Hyatt Regency, Starbucks and many more.

    addition, WWE Superstar Mark Henry®, NXT®
    Superstars and military veterans Lacey Evans™, Montez Ford™ and Steve
    Cutler™, and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior™ will be on-site to meet the
  • Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Visit – Tuesday, April 3,
    Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base

    WWE Superstar Mark
    Henry, NXT Superstars Lacey Evans, Montez Ford and Steve Cutler, and
    WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior will participate in a flight stimulator
    demonstration and meet with military personnel at the Naval Air
    Station Joint Reserve Base.
  • Children's Hospital Visit – Wednesday, April 4, Ochsner Children's
    Health Center

    WWE Superstars Finn Bálor®,
    Bayley®, Jason Jordan™, Goldust®
    and Alicia Fox®, and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior
    will visit the Ochsner Children's Health Center to take pictures, sign
    autographs and distribute WWE Championship toy titles to patients.
  • Community Center Visit – Wednesday, April 4, Milne Recreational

    WWE and UNICEF USA will host a UNICEF Kid Power event
    at the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission's Milne
    Recreational Center. Kid Power is a unique program that gets kids in
    the U.S. active, empowers them to be global citizens and helps save
    the lives of malnourished children. Kid Power can be activated through
    the mobile app, wearable band or a variety of other programs. WWE
    Superstars Sheamus®, Cesaro®,
    Sasha Banks® and Mickie James™, and NXT Superstars
    Lacey Evans, Montez Ford and Steve Cutler will participate in
    activities that will help save the lives of children around the world.
  • Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game – Thursday, April 5,
    Westbank Boys and Girls Club Unit

    WWE, a Global partner of
    Special Olympics, is hosting a Unified Basketball Game at the Westbank
    Boys and Girls Club. Unified Sports® joins people with and without
    intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a
    simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick
    path to friendship and understanding. Special Olympics athletes and
    their unified partners will participate in the game as WWE Superstars
    Seth Rollins®, Carmella™, Alicia Fox, Chad Gable®
    and Shelton Benjamin®, NXT Superstar Velveteen
    Dream™ and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior, will serve as honorary
    coaches, while WWE Superstar Big Show and WWE Announcer Mike Rome will
    serve as announcers.
  • Susan G. Komen Luncheon – Thursday, April 5, Audubon Zoo Tea Room
    G. Komen New Orleans will host its Perfectly Pink Salute to Survivors
    Luncheon at the Audubon Zoo Tea Room, where breast cancer survivors
    will be honored. WWE Superstars Titus O'Neil, Natalya, Nia Jax and
    Dana Brooke, and WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior will help present grant
    award checks totaling $275,000 to local grantees to help women, men
    and families in the Greater New Orleans area receive access to
    life-saving breast cancer screening, treatment and education services.
  • WrestleMania Axxess – Thursday, April 5 through
    Sunday, April 8, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    Axxess (#AXXESS) is the ultimate fan experience. This year's WrestleMania
    Axxess will take place from Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, April 8
    at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Fans will have
    unprecedented access to meet their favorite WWE Superstars and Legends
    through a host of interactive fan experiences, including autograph
    signings and live matches.
  • Be a STAR® Bullying Prevention Rally – Friday,
    April 6, NFL-YET Boys and Girls Club Recreation Center

    Superstars Apollo, Dana Brooke and Carmella, NXT Superstar Kassius
    Ohno™ and actor Christian Navarro, along with representatives from the
    Boys & Girls Clubs of America, will speak about the importance of
    bullying prevention to Club members. In 2016, WWE and The Boys & Girls
    Clubs of America launched a multi-year partnership focusing on youth
    development and bullying prevention efforts around Be a STAR, WWE's
    bullying prevention initiative (#BeaSTAR).
  • WWE 2018 Hall of Fame Ceremony Red Carpet – Friday, April 6,
    Smoothie King Center

    Maria Menounos hosts the most glamorous
    event on the WWE calendar. WWE Superstars and Legends, and a host of
    celebrities, walk the red carpet live on WWE Network at 7 pm ET.
  • WWE 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Friday, April 6,
    Smoothie King Center

    Goldberg™, Mark Henry, The Dudley Boyz®,
    Jeff Jarrett™, Ivory™, Hillbilly Jim™ and Kid Rock will be inducted
    into the WWE Hall of Fame (#WWEHOF) at the Smoothie King Center and
    live on WWE Network at 8 pm ET. In addition, Jarrius "JJ" Robertson,
    double liver transplant survivor and long-time WWE fan, will receive
    the fourth annual Warrior Award. The WWE Hall of Fame recognizes the
    most-celebrated Superstars in WWE history, while The Warrior Award is
    presented each year to an individual who has exhibited unwavering
    strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and
    compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of WWE Hall of Famer,
    The Ultimate Warrior®.
  • Make-A-Wish® Circle of Champions –
    Saturday, April 7, Mardi Gras World

    WWE, Make-A-Wish®,
    Mardi Gras World and River City Venues will host a Mardi Gras themed
    lunch for 28 Wish kids at Mardi Gras World. WWE Superstars Samoa Joe™,
    Natalya and Sasha Banks, WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior, and WWE
    Announcer Jojo™ will meet with the Wish kids and participate in a
    float parade at Mardi Gras World. There will also be a surprise
    appearance by a WWE Superstar who will induct the Wish kids into WWE's
    Circle of Champions.
  • Kid Superstar Reveal – Saturday, April 7, Ernest N. Morial
    Convention Center

    WWE will host patients from the Ochsner
    Hospital for Children, Children's Hospital of New Orleans and Tulane
    Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children, for a Kid Superstar reveal.
    Hosted by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE Superstars
    Daniel Bryan®, AJ Styles™ and Asuka™, and WWE
    Ambassador Dana Warrior, patients will unveil their WWE Superstar
    personas at WrestleMania Axxess in front of the WWE Universe.
  • NXT® TakeOver: New Orleans
    Saturday, April 7, Smoothie King Center

    On the eve of WrestleMania
    34, NXT TakeOver: New Orleans comes to the Smoothie King Center
    and live on WWE Network at 8 pm ET. NXT Champion Andrade ‘Cien' Almas™
    takes on Aleister Black™; Ember Moon™ defends her NXT Women's
    Championship against Shayna Baszler; Adam Cole™, EC3™, Killian Dain™,
    Lars Sullivan™, Ricochet™ and Velveteen Dream will compete in a
    six-man ladder match for the inaugural NXT North American
    Championship; and more!
  • WrestleMania Block Party – Sunday, April 8,
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome – Champions Square

    WWE will host a WrestleMania
    Block Party presented by Snickers. The family-friendly event is
    free and open to the public and includes appearances by WWE Superstars
    Big Show, R-Truth® and Tamina®,
    and WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair® and Alundra Blaze™.
  • WrestleMania – Sunday, April 8, Mercedes-Benz

    A capacity crowd will descend upon the
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome for WWE's annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania
    streaming live on WWE Network at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT.
    Ronda Rousey makes her WWE match debut alongside Kurt Angle as they
    take on Stephanie McMahon and Triple H®; Daniel
    Bryan and Shane McMahon will compete against Kevin Owens®
    and Sami Zayn®; WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar™
    will defend his title against Roman Reigns®; WWE
    Champion AJ Styles defends his title against Royal Rumble winner
    Shinsuke Nakamura®; SmackDown Women's Champion
    Charlotte Flair® takes on the Women's Royal Rumble
    winner Asuka; a Fatal Four-Way United States Championship match
    between current Champion Randy Orton®, Rusev®,
    Bobby Roode® and Jinder Mahal®;
    Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss® vs. Nia Jax; a
    Triple Threat Intercontinental Championship match between current
    Champion The Miz™, Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor; the first-ever
    WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal; Andre the Giant™ Memorial Battle
    Royal; and more!
  • Monday Night Raw® – Monday,
    April 9, Smoothie King Center

    Monday Night Raw
    emanates live from the Smoothie King Center at 8/7C on USA Network
    with the fallout from WrestleMania. The night after WrestleMania
    has become one of the most-anticipated events of the year and has
    never been short on surprises.
  • WrestleMania Reading Celebration – Tuesday, April 10,
    J.C. Ellis Elementary School

    Students at J.C. Ellis
    Elementary School, winners of this year's WrestleMania Reading
    Challenge, will participate in a Reading Celebration (#WWEReads)
    featuring WWE Superstars The New Day and Carmella and WWE Ambassador
    Dana Warrior. In an effort to support local literacy programs, WWE and
    First Book are donating 20,000 books to New Orleans area schools.
  • SmackDown® Live
    – Tuesday, April 10, Smoothie King Center

    WWE caps off five
    consecutive nights of events in New Orleans as SmackDown Live
    emanates from the Smoothie King Center at 8/7C on USA Network.

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