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Sunday, November 9, 2008

WrestleMania®: Texas-Sized Ticket Sales

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.:

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov 09, 2008 -- WWE® fans worldwide took home thousands of available tickets yesterday during the official on-sale date for the 25th anniversary of WrestleMania.

With ticket sales already exceeding $4.8 million, fans from 24 countries, including all 50 states and 7 Canadian provinces, are expected to attend the event, making the 25th anniversary of WrestleMania an event only a state the size of Texas could handle.

Tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans purchased tickets at the Reliant Stadium Box Office, Ticketmaster offices, and logged-on to Ticketmaster.com for the iconic 25th anniversary of WrestleMania. Tickets will continue to be available at Ticketmaster outlets throughout Texas and worldwide at www.ticketmaster.com.

WWE fans are expected to inject upwards of $50 million into the local economy with a weeklong schedule of activities, interactive experiences and events taking place in Houston leading up to the big event. The 25th anniversary of WrestleMania will also be seen by millions of fans around the world as they watch the broadcast in more than 90 countries.

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