The Museum of Television & Radio Announces A Donation of Programming from World Wrestling Entertainment.
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Donates WrestleManias Spanning 1985 to 2003
Special Viewings to Be Held During WrestleMania Week in New York
The Museum of Television & Radio announced today a donation of WrestleMania programs from World Wrestling Entertainment World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is a publicly traded, privately controlled integrated media (focusing in television, Internet, and live events), and sports entertainment company dealing primarily in the professional wrestling industry, with major revenue sources , Inc. The programs--donated to the Museum on the occasion of WrestleMania's twentieth anniversary--will include a selection of pay-per-view events representing the evolution of WrestleMania over the past nineteen years, and will be permanently available to Museum visitors at both the New York and Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. locations. In addition, in New York the Museum will screen highlights of the donation from March 11 to 14, 2004, to coincide with WrestleMania Week fan events throughout the city.
"Wrestling was one of the first sports to appear on television, and its appeal has stood the test of time. From its earliest broadcasts the theatricality of wrestling effectively translated to television, and today wrestling ranks among the highest-rated cable programs week after week, which has helped establish pay-per-view as a legitimate and viable form of the medium," said David Bushman, television curator for The Museum of Television & Radio. "The Museum will now be able to preserve these WWE programs as a part of the twentieth-century television landscape."
"We are honored that The Museum of Television & Radio has accepted our donation of classic WrestleManias," said Tom Barreca, senior vice president, WWE Enterprises. "We believe that our library, one of the largest and most popular in television, and certainly the most complete across wrestling and sports entertainment Sports entertainment is a type of of entertainment that takes the form of a sporting event, but with more emphasis on dramatic storylines, humor, spectacle or titillation than on a contest of athletic skills. , has tremendous pop culture appeal that spans several decades. As one of the country's most treasured repositories, the Museum is an unparalleled showcase for generations of our fans to have access to this material on both coasts."
The donation from World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. covers the history of WrestleMania, beginning with the first in 1985. That event featured classic wrestlers such as Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan Terrence Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American actor, former rock bassist and professional wrestler. He currently stars on the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best and will be the new host of , Roddy Piper, and Wendi Richter (managed by Cyndi Lauper), with special appearances by Muhammad Ali, Liberace, Billy Martin, and Mr. T. Subsequent WrestleManias being donated feature wrestlers such as Steve Austin(R), The British Bulldogs, Diesel, Junkyard Dog, Mr. Perfect, Tito Santana, Randy Savage, George "The Animal" Steele(TM), Yokozuna This is a list of all Sumo wrestlers who have reached the sport's highest rank of Yokozuna.
No. Name (in Japanese) Home Town Promoted Retired Ring-entering Style
1 Akashi Shiganosuke 明石 志賀之? Utsunomiya? 1624? ? (TM), and The Undertaker(R). Special guests included Steve Allen, Pamela Anderson, Ashanti, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Joe Frazier, Tommy LaSorda, G. Gordon Liddy George Gordon Battle Liddy (born November 30, 1930) was the chief operative for White House Plumbers unit that existed during several years of Richard Nixon's Presidency. Along with E. , Limp Bizkit, Reba McIntyre, Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, William "Refrigerator" Perry, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Run-DMC, Salt-n-Pepa, Ricky Schroeder, and Donnie Wahlberg.
Screenings in New York
From Thursday, March 11 to Sunday, March 14, the Museum's New York location will screen two WrestleMania highlight programs to coincide with WrestleMania Week in New York. The programs and screening schedule follow:
-- Thursday, March 11 and Saturday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m
WrestleMania's Greatest Matches
This compilation of highlights from WrestleManias I through IV features appearances by Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, "Rowdy Roddy Piper," "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndoff, and National Football League stars Harvey Martin, Russ Francis, and William "Refrigerator" Perry, who compete in a twenty-man Battle Royal against the likes of Andre the Giant. (55 minutes)
-- Friday, March 12 and Sunday, March 14 at 3:00 p.m
WrestleMania's Greatest Hits
Hulk Hogan, King Kong Bundy Chris Pallies (born November 7 1957) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. Career
Weighing upwards of 450 pounds (204 kilograms) in his heyday (and sometimes billed as heavy as 503 pounds), King Kong Bundy was an , "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, the Million Dollar Man, the Ultimate Warrior, and Sgt. Slaughter are among the World Wrestling Entertainment stars who appear in this compilation of highlights from early WrestleManias. (60 minutes)
Admission to the screenings is included with the Museum's suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen.
The Museum of Television & Radio
The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, is a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
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Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. founded by William S. Paley
William S. Paley (September 28, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois – October 26, 1990 in New York, New York) was the chief executive who built CBS from a small to collect and preserve television and radio programs and advertisements and to make them available to the public. Since opening in 1976, the Museum has organized exhibitions, screening and listening series, seminars, and education classes to showcase its collection of over 100,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Programs in the Museum's permanent collection are selected for their artistic, cultural, and historic significance.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
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New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , Los Angeles, Toronto, and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For additional information on WrestleMania XX, to be broadcast live on pay-per-view from Madison Square Garden
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Western Conference Eastern Conference in New York City on March 14, 2004, go to wrestlemania.wwe.com. Information on television ratings and community activities can be found at parents.wwe.com.
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