The following press release was issued today:
“WRESTLEMANIA® 30: THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE” TO AIR ON NBC SUNDAY, AUG. 3
Hourlong Telecast to Feature Iconic WWE® Personalities Including Hulk Hogan™, John Cena®, “Stone Cold™” Steve Austin and The Rock®
NEW YORK – July 16, 2014 – NBC and WWE are bringing WrestleMania® to network television Sunday, Aug. 3 (7-8 p.m. ET) with “WrestleMania 30: The World Television Premiere.” For the sixth year in a row, this special will allow fans to relive moments celebrating 30 years of the world’s most popular sports entertainment extravaganza.
The one-hour broadcast will feature the return of pop culture icons and WWE legends Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock, as well as highly-anticipated matches, including John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt™, and Undertaker® defending his epic WrestleMania undefeated streak against former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar™.
On April 6, WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza sold-out the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans with more than 75,000 fans from all 50 states and 37 countries in attendance. WrestleMania 30, grossing $10.9 million, broke the record for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event, which was broadcast worldwide in more than 100 countries and 20 languages and reached a record 1 million households in the U.S. on WWE Network and pay-per-view combined.