Full Report From Today's WrestleMania 29 Press Conference
- Striker speaks with World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez, who is on crutches. WWE's stream is experiencing some major difficulties. Del Rio talks about his WrestleMania match with Jack Swagger. Ricardo says he will still be in Del Rio's corner. Del Rio ends it by saying he was born in Mexico but made in America. Striker talks about Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar next. We get a video package.
- Striker talks about who will be appearing today. There's a packed house in the background with many members of the media gathered. Striker shows us a video of Triple H training for WrestleMania 29.
- The press conference officially kicks off with Michael Cole. He talks about WrestleMania Week and some of the celebrities involved with WrestleMania 29 on Sunday. Fandango's music interrupts Cole and here he comes through the crowd, with a dancer and everything. It looks like NXT Diva Summer Rae is his dancer but I could be wrong.
Fandango simply pronounces his name and exits the stage with his dancer. Cole says Fandango will make his debut at WrestleMania. Cole brings out WWE's Senior VP of Special Events John Saboor. Saboor talks about how excited the WWE family is to be in the region for their biggest show of the year. Saboor thanks everyone for helping with the local organization of WrestleMania 29. He also talks about the different WrestleMania Week festivities. Vince McMahon is introduced next and he comes up to his theme song.
Vince says this is a dream for him, his family and WWE. He talks about WrestleMania I at Madison Square Garden. Vince says nothing you can do in life can compare to the thrill of WrestleMania and thanks everyone. Ricardo Rodriguez walks up on stage and then uses his crutch to stand before introducing Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio talks about WrestleMania being the biggest night of his career. He says Latinos around the world will be cheering for him so there's no way he's losing. Del Rio says it's time to prove why he's the World Champion. Del Rio says he will break Jack Swagger's pride and spirit, and if Zeb Colter tries to sneak in the ring, he will do the same to him. Del Rio switches to Spanish and says some words to the Latin media.
- Cole comes back to the podium and introduces NY & Co. CEO George Fertitta. He talks about how proud and thrilled they are to bring WrestleMania back to the New York City area. We see some of the New York Giants sitting in the front row. Cole points them out and they get cheered. Cole talks about Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar and brings Triple H out next.
Triple H says WWE does press conferences a little bit differently. He does the "are you ready" schtick. He says Brock Lesnar better be ready. Triple H loosens his tie and unbuttons his shirt. He says Lesnar will learn the lesson of a lifetime at WrestleMania. He's interrupted by wife Stephanie McMahon, using her own video and theme song. She says he's supposed to have his executive hat on, not his Triple H hat. Stephanie reminds him they have business to take care of. She asks if he wants to let some steam off and slap Fandango around or something. Stephanie hypes WrestleMania and talks about her great grandfather and grandfather's history with the business. She then talks about what Vince has grown WWE into. They tout more than 75,000 people being in attendance on Sunday. She talks about how many fans WrestleMania will reach online this weekend. More hype for the WrestleMania Week events, the pre-show, post-show and everything else.
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