Ricardo Rodriguez came out and did his introduction for Alberto Del Rio. He thanked the Latin media for being here. He said that Sunday is the most important night in his life because for the first time, a Mexican born and raised athlete will defend the World championship. He said his family and friends are here and all the Latinos are going to support him. He promised there was no way he was losing his World title to Jack Swagger. He said that Swagger has done a lot of damage to him and his best friend, but Alberto will break his pride and if he gets the chance, his arm. He closed out speaking in Spanish to the Latin media specifically.
A representative from Mayor Bloomberg's office thanked everyone for being here and said it was a such a pleasure to welcome WWE and Wrestlemania.
Michael Cole noted there were several members of the New York Giants in attendance.
Michael Cole introduced Triple H as Paul "Triple H" Levesque, noting that should he lose to Brock Lesnar, he will be forced to retire. He said that they may have noticed they do things a little different and asked the press if they were ready. Pin drop. They didn't know the spot. He then got them to pop for it.
Triple H said he was going to teach Brock Lesnar a lesson at Mania 29. Stephanie McMahon came out and interrupted him, saying they are here to do business stuff and asked if he wanted to go slap around Fandango and blow off some steam. Triple H said he was OK.
Stephanie recounted the history of the McMahon family in the pro wrestling world and how they have grown the wrestling business into sports-entertainment. They said that Vince McMahon pioneered PPV with the first Wrestlemania and they will have 75,000 fans this Sunday at Metlife Stadium.
Stephanie McMahon noted they have over 20 social media ambassadors this Sunday, so that's where all these celebs will be popping up.
Stephanie promoted all the different outlets where the PPV will be able to be ordered, pushing it as WWE always evolving and growing. Triple H was making quips to promote the company's huge numbers.
They promoted the Stars for Sandy party and auction tonight, the Reading Challenge and noted John Cena will host a party with over 40 Make-A-Wish Kids. She promoted the company's community campaigns and their huge social media followers, noting they have 148 million followers. McMahon said they use social media platforms to help them connect with fans whenever, wherever they want to follow the product.
Stephanie promoted the new WM pre-game streaming and noted they are offering their promotional partners material that will allow them to post real-time results and photos from the event. Stephanie said at the end of the day, they are all going to have a good time because they are all about putting smiles on people's faces.
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