2005 News

Tickets Sell Out in Less Than Two Minutes For WWE's WrestleMania 22
Oct 15, 2005

CHICAGO, Ill., and STAMFORD, Conn., October 15, 2005Tickets for World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania 22 went on sale today to the public and all available seats sold out in less then two minutes. More than 15,000 people from 16 countries and 41 states will be attending WrestleMania 22 on Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill.  

Also to be broadcast on Pay-Per-View, WrestleMania 22 will be seen in more than 90 countries around the world.  Both WrestleMania XX and WrestleMania 21 surpassed 1 million Pay-Per-View buys, making them two of the most popular Pay-Per-View events in history.

WrestleMania is a proven entertainment and Pay-Per-View phenomenon. Recently, CableFax’s CableWorld magazine named WrestleMania one of the top six cable programs, events and moments in the past 30 years, ahead of such cultural touchpoints as the O.J. Simpson trial, Larry King Live, The Daily Show, MTV’s The Real World, Live Aid, and Sex in The City. 

The Chicago area has hosted two previous WrestleManias.  In 1986, a portion of WrestleMania 2 took place in the Rosemont Horizon, which saw WWE® Hall of Famer Andre The Giant win a 20-man over-the-top-rope Battle Royal.  In 1997, WrestleMania came back to Rosemont where Undertaker® defeated Sycho Sid for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 13.  Weekend events included the Slammy Awards and a Celebrity Fashion Show to benefit the Hales/Payton Foundation.

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