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post #86 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: WRESTLEMANIA 29 - Anyone planning on going??

Originally Posted by Monarch_Of_Media View Post
We'll see, I know what I have heard, both from people close to WWE and people who work in NY, and the fact that its being promoted as WWE Wrestlemania NY/NJ obviously means NY is playing JUST as big a roll as NJ. Also if RAW is in NY, HOF is in NY they already have the building set up the only thing they have to do is build a ring, bring in the ramp and flip floor chairs. Like I said we'll see, but I am going to believe people close to WWE, and THAT WORK in NY venues that have been looked at, before I do someone on here.
You don't have to believe me. A simple google search will yield you some results that are not just dirt sheet gossip, mere speculation, or hearsay. I found a nice little tidbit from one of JR's blogs regarding the topic of WM 29 from shortly after the deal was finalized. It seems like he would be a much more of a reliable source than me or you or even the people you say you know that are close to the WWE and work in NY venues. After all, he is a WWE employee and obviously communicates with other WWE employees in the know. And it's just as I've said previously in the other posts. NJ "bought" the WrestleMania package to benefit THEIR economy. This wasn't a joint effort with NY which will still benefit from the all of the events indirectly regardless of where the actual events are being held due to the closeness of the two areas. The way Jim Ross "understands" it is that there will most likely be some media and PR functions held in NYC but Mania, Axxess, and HOF will ALL be held in Jersey. So short of possibly Raw at MSG on that Monday, it really doesn't look likely that NYC will be hosting any of the main WM activities. And I happen to think Raw will be held at the Izod Center because I'm pretty sure that the Raw following Mania is also part of the package deal that New Jersey "bought". What JR said only makes logical sense to me.


WM29..in New Jersey or New York? Well, the stadium is in Jersey and the state of New Jersey's governor headed the Jersey group to get the deal done. Plus, as I understand it, AXXESS will be held in Jersey as well as the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony but there will obviously be several NYC media and PR functions/events added to the menu as well. Some folks are confused as to why the Giants and the Jets are called "New York" and not New Jersey teams. Go figure.
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