Full Recap From The WrestleMania 28 Press Conference In Miami (Updated With Video)
Striker and Matthews talk about the big Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long match. Captains David Otunga and United States Champion Santino Marella join them. Santino says Team Teddy will be victorious because of justice and because they are the good guys. Otunga calls Santino a bafoon and says justice will prevail because Team Johnny has the legal counsel - yours truly. Otunga talks about how smart he is. He says we haven't seen a physique like his since Rick Rude. They talk about John Cena vs. The Rock next and Santino says he can't predict it. We go to a video looking at Cena vs. Rock.
Mathews and Striker talk about the Hall of Fame now when The Miz interrupts. Miz, Striker and Mathews talk about Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long as we hear the press conference getting ready to begin in the background. We see the media sitting down as Michael Cole comes out to the podium and welcomes us.
Cole talks about the city of Miami getting WrestleMania and introduces Commissioner Jose Diaz. He thanks WWE for bringing WrestleMania to Miami and talks about the different fans that will come to town this week. Diaz fumbles his words as he reads them from paper before introducing WWE's Senior VP of Events, John Saboor. Saboor first puts over Diaz in bringing WrestleMania to Miami and talks about how WrestleMania is a week-long celebration. He talks about Axxess, the Hall of Fame and then the big pay-per-view on Sunday. Saboor, a WWE employee, refers to the 2012 Hall of Fame headliner as "The Edge." Saboor goes on to talk about RAW after WrestleMania and the Road to WrestleMania 29. Saboor says WWE wants to leave more in Miami than they take out. He thanks them. Diaz goes to present Saboor with a plaque of some kind but Saboor cuts him off. Saboor wants to bring someone else out and introduces Triple H.
Triple H comes out and Diaz declares this week WrestleMania 28 Week in Miami. He does it again so the crowd will cheer louder and then presents Triple H with the proclamation from Miami. Diaz talks some more and then presents them with the key to the county. Saboor, Diaz and Triple H do a photo op now. Triple H comes back to the podium and thanks Diaz for everything. He says Miami has rolled out the red carpet for WWE this week. Triple H thanks the media and everyone else for coming out. He says since he has the key to the city, he will keep it open late tonight. Triple H talks about WrestleMania and what it means to the company now. He says this year is extra special because of the event itself and because of the location in Miami. He says it's really once in a lifetime.
Triple H talks about John Cena granting Make-A-Wish wishes, WWE stars visiting children, the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, WWE holding anti-bullying rallies this week and other good deeds the company is doing. Triple H says once that is done, they turn their attention to Sunday and just have fun. Triple H says he's going to make history by ending The Undertaker's streak. He says he will see everyone, including Taker, on Sunday. Cole comes back to the podium and talks about WrestleMania being the social media event of the year. He talks about some of the WWE Superstars that are live tweeting from the press conference. Cole introduces some of the stars tweeting - The Miz, David Otunga, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, Ricardo Rodriguez and out they come with mobile devices in hand, tweeting away.