WWE issued the following press release:
World Wrestling Entertainment® to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania®
WWE®’s Powerful Women in the Boardroom – CEO Linda McMahon, COO Donna Goldsmith, EVP of Creative Development & Operations, Stephanie McMahon Levesque; and EVP of Marketing Michelle Wilson – to Ring the NYSE Opening Bell
For Release: 23 Mar 09
The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania will take place on Sunday, April 5 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. More than 70,000 fans from 24 countries, including all 50 states and 7 Canadian provinces are expected to attend the event and millions in more than 100 countries will watch the event. The Army National Guard will be the presenting sponsor of the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania and WrestleMania Axxess. The week leading up to WrestleMania will be filled with community and fan events through sponsorships and partnerships including Clear Channel, Comcast, Kmart, Best Buy, the Houston Chronicle and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, just to name a few.
Also occurring on Friday, March 27, is the release of WWE’s fourth theatrical film “12 Rounds”, featuring WWE Superstar John Cena. In the film, John Cena portrays a New Orleans Police Detective who must solve a series of near-impossible puzzles and tasks to save the life of his fiancée.