WWE is holding a press conference today (Mon., Feb. 18, 2013) streaming live to make a "special announcement." It is expected to be the big reveal of the WrestleMania 30 location, which is heavily rumored to be the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In attendance will be Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, The Rock, and John Cena.
Here's the video for the stream, which is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT:
They're starting now, about seven minutes past the hour.
They play a video package on WrestleMania before Brodus Clay and his dancers come out to give the crowd a show. Not much of anything to it, just some dancing around.
They're at the Superdome in New Orleans and that means we basically know what they're going to tell us here. The mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, is here. He's putting over the fact that the city has hosted so many big events, including the Super Bowl this year.
Let's just ignore that major power outage that stopped the game for over a half hour.
And there's the official announcement, complete with a nice new graphic: WrestleMania 30 will take place on April 6, 2014, and it will be at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Here comes Vince McMahon.
He's putting over the city and why it's such a great place to hold a WrestleMania event. It's a party town and they like to party, or something like that.
"Let the good times roll," McMahon tells us.
Oh dear, they've got R-Truth out there asking the crowd to say "What's up" along with his song. WWE press conferences, y'all.
Stephanie McMahon gets her own entrance music, her old theme. She cracks a joke on this and says she's all grown up now before riffing on social media and how WWE makes millions of "impressions" and they're really super popular and they'll continue to utilize social media to push the product.
It's The Rock's turn. He's out with the WWE championship and commanding the room already.
He speaks of his history in the city and how he's had great matches there and a lot of great moments. That includes playing here in college football with Miami, in a game his team lost.
He tells us that while everyone is going to talk a lot about economic impact and all that other nonsense, the thing about it all is that WrestleMania is fun and they should get ready to have a lot of fun with it. He sings about the Saints marching in before exiting stage left.
Which brings us to our final guest of the evening, John Cena.
No different than most of the others before him, he puts over New Orleans. He runs a parallel between WWE and the city, which came back from the Hurricane and all the adversity it faced throughout the years. Of course Cena would take this angle.
"In times of peril, (New Orleans residents) band together to show that there's no better place than the City of New Orleans," he says.
Cena finishes by promising a great show.
Rock's music hits before he can leave and they do photo-ops. Shortly after, Big Show, Mark Henry and other superstars come out for more photo-ops on the stage as they go out.