INGLEWOOD — The WWE flexed its muscle at SoFi Stadium on Thursday, offering a glimpse at what it would provide the native space with WrestleMania 39, the largest professional wrestling occasion carried out yearly, subsequent April.
The corporate’s launch get together featured movie star company and in-ring motion to entertain the hundreds that have been in attendance on Thursday.
Rapper Snoop Dogg, comic Gabriel Iglesias, and YouTube character Jojo Siwa all participated in some capability with the WWE Superstars all through the present.
Snoop Dogg exchanged items with Bianca Belair, the present RAW Ladies’s Champion, and Becky Lynch, a former champion. Snoop Dogg introduced the duo with “Dying Row” chains whereas the duo introduced a custom-themed WWE championship to the rapper.
Iglesias served as a co-host for the occasion alongside Kayla Braxton and Corey Graves. Siwa entered the ring for a sit-down interview phase with The Miz, Maryse and WWE Smackdown Ladies’s Champion Liv Morgan.
Siwa and the Miz just lately participated within the MLB’s All-Star Celebrity Softball Game collectively at Dodger Stadium.
The WrestleMania Launch Celebration supplied followers in attendance with the chance to have early entry to buy WrestleMania 39 tickets earlier than they went on sale ($350 and up) worldwide the next morning.
Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins gained the primary occasion tag crew match by pinfall over Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo. After the match, Ford and Dawkins have been joined by the Laker Ladies and the Rams mascot, Rampage, amongst others within the ring situated on the sphere at SoFi Stadium.
— Rampage (@RampageNFL) August 12, 2022
Titus O’Neil, a WWE wrestler and ambassador, was in attendance at SoFi Stadium at Tremendous Bowl LVI in February and believes the wrestling occasion has the potential to be a a lot greater spectacle in the identical venue.
“We can be offered out,” O’Neil informed the Southern California Information Group in July. “We now have one thing on the cardboard for people which can be younger and outdated.”
O’Neil talked about that the occasion may function just a few surprises.
“There’s no secret that one of many greatest superstars in WWE historical past simply so occurs to be out right here lots in Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson,” O’Neil stated. “There’s at all times that curiosity and surprise if he’ll come again to battle with Roman Reigns.”
Each Johnson and Reigns, the present undisputed common champion, are members of the Anoa’i household and former NCAA Division I faculty soccer gamers.
WWE won’t solely take over SoFi Stadium with the two-day WrestleMania occasion on April 1-2, however will broadcast each of its weekly tv reveals at Crypto.com area to bookend the weekend. Smackdown can be held on March 31 and RAW happen on April 3.
There can even be a WWE Corridor of Fame ceremony, WrestleMania Axxess (meet and greet), and varied community-based occasions.
The occasion is predicted to have a major financial impression on the area people, just like this yr’s present.