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WWE Smackdown Road to Wrestlemania 22 Tour


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For immediate release 17th October 05

For the first time ever in New Zealand

WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT® brings
WWE® SMACKDOWN®
ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA® 22 TOUR

Down Under for one night only
Westpac Stadium, Wellington 4th March 2006

Tickets go on sale Monday 7th November 2005

World Wrestling Entertainment and Dainty Consolidated Entertainment announced today that WWE will debut in Wellington with WWE SmackDown Road to WrestleMania 22 Tour at the Westpac Stadium on Saturday 4th March 2006. This will be the first time such an event has taken place in New Zealand.

Tickets to this exclusive one-off event will go on sale Monday 7th November through Ticketek. An exclusive internet pre-sale will take place from Thursday 3rd November to Sunday 6th November, 2005 at www.ticketek.co.nz.

The event will be a spectacular unlike anything New Zealand has seen before. Fans are guaranteed the ‘Westpac Stadium’ Wellington will rock on Saturday 4 March 2006 when their favourite WWE SmackDown Superstars take to the ring. Among the Superstars scheduled to appear include BATSITA™, JBL™, CHRIS BENOIT®, RANDY ORTON™, EDDIE GUERRERO™; REY MYSTERIO™, BOOKER T™, and CHRISTY HEMME™ with the card subject to change.

“We are thrilled that the WWE SmackDown Road To WrestleMania 22 Tour is coming to New Zealand and very excited to offer New Zealand WWE fans the opportunity to see their favourite WWE SmackDown Superstars live at the Westpac Stadium. This event can only be described as an entertainment extravaganza that should not be missed,” says Dainty Consolidated Entertainment Chairman, Mr. Paul Dainty.

In fiscal 2005, WWE held 325 live events, including 49 international events, entertaining more than 1.6 million fans worldwide.

WWE SmackDown Road To WrestleMania 22 Tour™
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 4th March 2006
Tickets on sale Monday 7th November
www.ticketek.co.nz

Exclusive internet pre-sale tickets available from Thursday 3rd November to Sunday 6th November, 2005. Visit www.ticketek.co.nz

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