WWE Releases New York WrestleMania Schedule

World Wrestling Entertainment Invades The Big Apple Starting Wednesday, March 10

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--03/09/2004-- School Programs, Autograph Signings, Voter Registration, City Hall Proclamations, a Superstar-Studded News Conference, and a Hall of Fame Ceremony Are Among the Activities Leading up to WrestleMania(R) XX

World Wrestling Entertainment(R) (NYSE:WWE) invades New York City from Wednesday, March 10 through Sunday, March 14. During that time, WWE(R) will undertake a series of events that will lead up to WrestleMania XX, which it predicts will be one of the most momentous events in Pay-Per-View history.

On Sunday, March 14, 2004, WWE will present WrestleMania XX to a sold-out Madison Square Garden filled with fans from 16 countries, 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Fans from more than 90 countries will have the opportunity to watch the event. WrestleMania XX can be purchased on Pay-Per-View through your local cable affiliate or satellite provider.

On Wednesday, March 10, the New York City Council will present the WWE with a City Proclamation to highlight the company's charitable and community support of New York City for more than two decades.

On Thursday, March 11, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon will preside over a Superstar-studded news conference and fan appreciation event at Planet Hollywood in Times Square. Expect much bluster and bravado as the Superstars square off to discuss their WrestleMania events and take questions from the media.

On Saturday, March 13, the WWE will induct 11 members into its Hall of Fame, including former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura and its first-ever celebrity inductee, Pete Rose. Also to be inducted are Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Sgt. Slaughter, Superstar Billy Graham, Tito Santana, Don Muraco, Harley Race, Junkyard Dog and Big John Studd.

On Sunday morning, March 14, at its Bacon, Bagels, and Biceps Brunch, WWE will honor its Circle of Champions, a dozen children from around the United States and Canada who have shown courage in dealing with serious illnesses. Organizations participating in the event are Make-A-Wish Foundation, Starlight Foundation, New York Foundlings, Children's Wish Foundation and Dreams Come True Foundation.

Then, at 7 p.m., it's the Main Event, WrestleMania XX at Madison Square Garden.

A listing of WWE activities in New York City is below:

Wednesday, March 10

WWE Get REAL(TM) Safe Schools Program

Intermediate School 222

10am- 11am

With Spike Dudley and The Hurricane

New York City Council Proclamation Presentation

City Hall, Council Chamber

Noon- 1:30pm-

With Lita, Booker T, Mick Foley, Eddie Guerrero, New York City

Councilman Lee Conyers

(Contact: Rance Huff- 718-207-1158 (cell), 718-287-8762 (office))

WWE Get REAL Safe Schools Program

Academy of Careers in Sports

1pm- 2-pm-

With Chris Benoit and Molly Holly

WWE Get REAL Safe Schools Program

Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club

4pm-5pm-

With Val Venis, Lance Storm and Victoria

Autograph Session and Hall of Fame Display

Toys "R" Us in Times Square

4pm-6pm

With Ric Flair and Triple H

FYE Autograph Session

Westfield Shopping Center

7pm-9pm

With Matt Hardy and Test

Thursday, March 11

WrestleMania XX Press Conference and Fan Appreciation Event

Planet Hollywood in Times Square

1540 Broadway

Noon-1 p.m.

With Vince McMahon, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, Bill

Goldberg, Kane, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chris Benoit, Eddie

Guerrero, Kurt Angle, Torrie Wilson, Sable, Stacey Keibler, Miss

Jackie, John Cena, Big Show, Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman.

Modell's Autograph Signing

51 E 42nd St

New York, NY

4pm-6pm

With Stacey and Miss Jackie

WWE Get REAL Safe Schools Program

Middle School 172 Beacon

4:30pm- 5:30pm-

With Stevie Richards, Teddy Long, Rosie and Jazz

Game Champ Autograph Signing

534 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY

7pm-9pm

With Rikishi and Scotty Too Hotty

WWE Superstar Challenge

Planet Hollywood in Times Square

1540 Broadway

9pm-11pm

With

Features Voter Registration through Smackdown Your Vote!(R)

Friday, March 12

Ringing of the Bell

New York Stock Exchange

9:30 a.m.

With the McMahon Family

WWE Get REAL Safe Schools Program

Mark Twain/ I.S. 239

11am-noon-

With Mick Foley, Jazz, Teddy Long, and Farooq

WWE Get REAL Safe Schools Program

Dunlevy MilBank Center

4pm-5pm-

With Scotty Too Hotty, Orlando Jordan and Paul London

Modell's Herald Square Autograph Signing

1293 Broadway

4pm-6pm

With Eddie Guerrero

FYE- Jersey Gardens Autograph Signing

651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ

7pm-9pm

With John Cena

Wrestlemania Night of the Races

Meadowlands Racetrack

East Rutherford, NJ

7:30 PM

With Batista and Randy Orton

Saturday, March 13

Staten Island Pool and Spa Autograph Signing

4820 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island

10am-noon

With Mick Foley

WWE Get REAL Safe Schools Program

Kennedy Center

34 West 134th Street

11am-1pm-

With Jamie Noble, Nidia, Bashams, Rosie, Funaki, Shannon Moore and

Orlando Jordan

Features Voter Registration through Smackdown Your Vote!

Modell's Times Square Autograph Signing

234 West 42nd St

1pm-3pm

With Booker T and Rob Van Dam

WWE Hall of Fame Reception & Induction Ceremony

New York Hilton

1335 Avenue of the America's

6:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Sunday, March 14

Circle of Champions Ceremony

Bacon, Bagles and Biceps Brunch

New York Hilton

1335 Avenue of the America's

10 am - 12 noon

With Mick Foley, TEST, Rob Van Dam, Hardcore Holly, Rey Mysterio,

A-Train, Jazz, Teddy Long, Dawn Marie, Bill Demott, Al Snow

WrestleMania XX Pay-Per-View

Madison Square Garden

7 p.m.

Features Voter Registration through Smackdown Your Vote! before the

event.

Contact : World Wrestling Entertainment Gary Davis, 203-353-5066

Source : World Wrestling Entertainment

03/09/2004 12:53 EASTERN

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