The following press release was sent out earlier by WWE:
WRESTLEMANIA SPECIAL ON NBC
July 13, 2011
For the third consecutive year, NBC and WWE® will bring the world’s biggest pop-culture extravaganza to network television when WrestleMania: The World Premiere airs Saturday, August 13 at 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT. For one night only, NBC will be the place viewers can witness their favorite WWE Superstars such as Dwayne "The Rock®" Johnson, John Cena®, Triple H®, Undertaker®, The Miz® and Randy Orton® entertain a record-breaking sold-out crowd of 71,617 fans at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The hour-long special will feature highlights from WrestleMania XXVII, including: the return of the The People’s Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who served as The World’s Most Electrifying Host of WrestleMania; the Jersey Shore’s beloved Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi proving to the world how tough she really is in a six-person tag team match with Dolph Ziggler®, WWE Divas LayCool™ (Michelle McCool® and Layla®), Vickie Guerrero®, John Morrison® and USA Network’s Tough Enough® trainer Trish Stratus®; a historic match between two of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time, Undertaker and Triple H, that had more than 71,000 fans on their feet in awe of this classic match-up; plus, the highly anticipated main-event between bitter rivals John Cena and The Miz for the WWE Championship, all set to music from today’s hottest acts.
WWE again made history as WrestleMania became the highest grossing entertainment event in its host city, for the third year in a row. A total of 71,617 fans from all 50 states and 30 countries attended the event on April 3, 2011 at the Georgia Dome, surpassing the previous attendance record set by the Backstreet Boys (65,658) on February 19, 2000.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.