Wrestlemania Facts, Cena Says MetLife ‘Ready’ For Super Bowl

Bill Pritchard

Wrestlemania 29Ohm Youngmisuk recently wrote an article for ESPN.com talking about MetLife Stadium's preparation for next year's Super Bowl after hosting Wrestlemania 29 on Sunday night. Super Bowl XLVII, won by the Baltimore Ravens, featured a game-stopping blackout due to a power surge that left many referencing the Undertaker's famous entrance.

The article features quotes from WWE and MetLife employees, and this year's Wrestlemania boasts some of the following facts:

  • 4,000 pieces of pyrotechnics and 1,000 gallons of propane were used for Wrestlemania
  • WWE used eight times the amount of electricity normally used for a football game
  • They (WWE) brought their own generators to supply 4 millions watts of power
  • Eighty-five percent of the show was run off of their generator
  • Wrestlemania Axxess saw close to 30,000 fans in attendance
  • Wrestlemania week is predicted to have a $500 million economic impact for the NY/NJ region
  • It took a 28 person crew two weeks to build the Wrestlemania set

New WWE Champion John Cena had the following to add: "After seeing how we transformed this place to look nothing like a football stadium on game day, you guys are just fine for the Super Bowl. If you could accommodate what we've done out there, [MetLife] will be just fine."

You can view the rest of the article, including quotes from WWE's Kevin Dunn, by clicking the following link.

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