Fan Appreciation Day Saturday October 30th in Hartford
STAMFORD, Conn., September 30, 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment® announced today that it will hold a special Fan Appreciation Day event at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on Saturday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. featuring WWE®’s biggest Superstars. As a way to thank its loyal fans, tickets will be available for only $20 for floor seats and $10 for all other seating.
The event will be a “WWE Supershow” featuring Superstars from both the Raw® and SmackDown® brands and "The Game" Triple H returns for one time only at Fan Appreciation Day. Matches will include Randy Orton® vs. Wade Barrett™ for the WWE Championship; “The Big Red Monster” Kane vs. “The World’s Largest Athlete” The Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship Match and Rey Mysterio® vs. Alberto Del Rio™. Other WWE Superstars scheduled to appear include Sheamus MVP®, Daniel Bryan™, The Miz®, WWE Divas Michelle McCool®, Kelly Kelly and many more.
“With its headquarters located in Connecticut since 1983, WWE has a strong history and a large and loyal fan base throughout the state and specifically in the city of Hartford, which hosted WrestleMania® XI as well as countless sold-out Raw and SmackDown events,” said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. “We look forward to thanking our fans for their continued support and loyalty on October 30th.”
Tickets for WWE’s Fan Appreciation Day event go on sale Tuesday, October 5 at 12:00 Noon at the XL Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
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