WrestleMania XIX to Feature the WWE Superstars and Special Appearances by Miller Lite Catfight Girls and Limp Bizkit.
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 2003
WWE Combines Music, Models, and Mayhem for Biggest Event of the Year
Attention Broadcast Media Outlets: Highlights from today's press conference will be available via satellite at 4:00PM ET today. See bottom for coordinate information.
At a press conference today in New York City, World Wrestling Entertainment(TM), Inc. (WWE) unveiled an all-star lineup for WrestleMania(R) XIX.
The highest profile event of the year for WWE will include all of the WWE Superstars, The Miller Lite Catfight Girls, and a live musical performance by Limp Bizkit. WrestleMania XIX, presented by Snickers Cruncher, will be broadcast on Pay-Per-View at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT on March 30 live from SAFECO Field in Seattle.
"WrestleMania is our time to deliver the best action, drama, and excitement to our millions of fans worldwide. At WrestleMania XIX, we will prove once again that there is no better entertainment product in the world today than WWE," said WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. "From the always incredible WWE Superstars, to the live musical performances, and a special appearance by The Miller Lite Catfight Girls, WrestleMania XIX is gearing up to be one of the strongest events that WWE has ever presented."
Joining Vince McMahon(TM) at the press conference were six of the biggest names in WWE all claiming superiority in the ring. In attendance: Mr. McMahon's WrestleMania opponent and long-time nemesis, both in and out of the ring, Hulk Hogan(TM); Stone Cold Steve Austin(TM), who will face-off against The Rock(R); WWE Champion Kurt Angle(TM) and the man who wants to take his title at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar(TM); and WWE World Champion Triple H(TM) and his opponent, five-time WCW Champion Booker T(TM). Stephanie McMahon(TM) and Eric Bischoff(TM) were there to bolster their respective SmackDown!(TM) and Raw(R) Superstars.
WWE also announced that WrestleMania XIX will feature a special appearance by the Miller Lite Catfight Girls. The Catfight Girls rose to prominence during their now infamous "wrestling match" scene from Miller Lite's "Catfight" commercial released earlier this year. More "Catfight" sequels will begin airing later this month. WWE will begin airing spots featuring the Miller Lite Catfight Girls on WWE SmackDown! (UPN/8:00 PM ET/7PM CT) on Thursday, March 20 and run throughout WWE's network of programs leading up to WrestleMania.
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ATTENTION BROADCAST MEDIA OUTLETS:
Highlights from today's press conference will be available via satellite:
-- Tuesday, March 18th 2003 -- 1600-1615 EST: -- TELSTAR 5 -- TRANSPONDER 19 -- C-BAND -- Audio: 6.2, 6.8 MHZ
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