posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 03:14 PM
Chairman Vince McMahon(TM) announced today that this year's SummerSlam Pay-Per-View will take place at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday August 15.
Making a rare Canadian appearance at an interactive press conference at the Air Canada Centre today, McMahon said the WWE and its Superstars are
excited to be bringing SummerSlam to Toronto. "Our fans in Canada are extremely passionate and that was one of the primary reasons we decided to bring
SummerSlam to Toronto this year," said Mr. McMahon. "We expect the passion of our Canadian fans, combined with an outstanding line-up of Superstars,
to translate into a tremendous world-wide Pay-Per-View event."
Joining McMahon for the announcement were WWE Canada President Carl DeMarco, and several WWE Superstars: Kurt Angle(TM), Chris Benoit(TM), John
Cena(TM), Edge(TM), Eddie Guerrero(TM), Chris Jericho(TM), Rey Mysterio(TM), Jim Ross(TM), Triple H(TM), Trish Stratus(TM) and Torrie Wilson(TM).
DeMarco comments: "We are incredibly excited to be bringing SummerSlam to Toronto this August. This event will be a great boost for the city's tourism
and a special opportunity for our Canadian fans to be part of one of our most anticipated shows of the year!"
Deputy Mayor Mike Feldman attended the press conference and added, "As Deputy Mayor for the City of Toronto, I am delighted that World Wrestling
Entertainment is coming back to Toronto this August with SummerSlam. The WWE has strongly supported our community over the last few years. In March
2002, WrestleMania(R) X8 attracted fans from all across Canada, 47 States and 16 different countries and put Toronto on the front page and on TV
sportscasts around the world." WrestleMania X8, held in March 2002, shattered SkyDome live attendance and box office records, with record-breaking
attendance of 68,237.
Deputy Mayor Feldman continued, "WWE SummerSlam is a great addition to the roster of events and new attractions that is helping to make Toronto 'The
Place' to vacation this summer. This very popular event will undoubtedly help boost our economy and tourism after last year's setbacks."
Richard Peddie, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd., was also on hand for the announcement. "We're proud to host the WWE at
Air Canada Centre this summer and extend our long-standing partnership," he said. "The WWE has a huge fan following in the Greater Toronto Area, and
this can be attributed to the fact that they're one of the best marketers in the sports and entertainment industry."
SummerSlam is one of four pay-per-view events each year that feature talent from the rosters of both Monday Night RAW(R) and SmackDown!(TM). This
marks only the second time that SummerSlam has been held outside of the United States -the first time was in 1992 when the event was held in the UK.
SummerSlam will be seen in more than 100 countries around the world and heard in 13 languages. SummerSlam will be presented in Canada by Pizza Pizza.
Tickets for SummerSlam will go on sale on Saturday June 5 at 10:00 am at the Air Canada Centre Box Office, www.ticketmaster.ca or Charge By Phone at
416-870-8000 or 416-872-5000 (Long distance charges may apply.) Ticket prices are $400, $95, $75, $55, $35.
Subscribers to the Bell Mobility WWE package will have the opportunity to purchase tickets during a 2 day pre-sale period from 10:00 am on Thursday
June 3 until midnight on Friday June 4. This presale will be made available via Internet at www.ticketmaster.com, and phone only.
SummerSlam Travel Packages consisting of ringside or lower-tier tickets plus hotel accommodations are now available for purchase. For more
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