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PHOTOS: WWE WrestleMania 29 comes to New Jersey

The Undertaker defeated CM Punk during WrestleMania 29

The Undertaker defeated CM Punk during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. to improve his WrestleMania record to 21-0. (April 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday/Chris Ware

WrestleMania 29 took place at MetLife Stadium on April 7, bringing pro wrestling fans and stars to New Jersey.

The Rock and John Cena wrestle during WrestleMania
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The Rock and John Cena wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

John Cena celebrates his victory over The Rock
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John Cena celebrates his victory over The Rock during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

The Rock and John Cena wrestle during WrestleMania
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The Rock and John Cena wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

The Rock and John Cena wrestle during WrestleMania
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The Rock and John Cena wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

The Rock and John Cena wrestle during WrestleMania
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The Rock and John Cena wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Triple H and Brock Lesnar wrestle during WrestleMania
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Triple H and Brock Lesnar wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Triple H (with Shawn Michaels) and Brock Lesnar
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Triple H (with Shawn Michaels) and Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Triple H celebrates his victory against Brock Lesnar
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Triple H celebrates his victory against Brock Lesnar during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

The Undertaker defeated CM Punk during WrestleMania 29
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The Undertaker defeated CM Punk during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. to improve his WrestleMania record to 21-0. (April 7, 2013)

The Undertaker and CM Punk wrestle during WrestleMania
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The Undertaker and CM Punk wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

The Undertaker and CM Punk wrestle during WrestleMania
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The Undertaker and CM Punk wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger during WrestleMania
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Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger wrestle during
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Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger wrestle during
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Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Chris Jericho and Fandango wrestle during WrestleMania 29
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Chris Jericho and Fandango wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Chris Jericho and Fandango wrestle during WrestleMania 29
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Chris Jericho and Fandango wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Fandango yells to the crowd during a match
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Fandango yells to the crowd during a match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Kane wrestles with Big E Langston during WrestleMania
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Kane wrestles with Big E Langston during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) celebrate
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Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) celebrate their victory over Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Kane, center, wrestles with Big E Langston and
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Kane, center, wrestles with Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Ryback puts a hand in Mark Henry's face
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Ryback puts a hand in Mark Henry's face during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Ryback, left, wrestles Mark Henry during WrestleMania 29
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Ryback, left, wrestles Mark Henry during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Seth Rollins of The Shield stomps on Big
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Seth Rollins of The Shield stomps on Big Show during WWE WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on April 7, 2013.

New WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, who defeated
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New WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, who defeated Roman Reigns after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract at Survivor Series, wrestles in a tag-team match The Shield during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

Big Show wrestles with The Shield during WrestleMania
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Big Show wrestles with The Shield during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

The Mitz and Wade Barrett wrestle during WrestleMania
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The Mitz and Wade Barrett wrestle during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 7, 2013)

John Cena talks to the media during a
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John Cena talks to the media during a press conference just hours before WrestleMania XXIX. (April 7, 2013)

Vince McMahon was called upon to introduce Donald
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Vince McMahon was called upon to introduce Donald Trump for the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Ivanka Trump was in the audience for father
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Ivanka Trump was in the audience for father Donald Trump's induction to the WWE Hall of Fame. (April 6, 2013)

Terry Funk speaking to the audience at the
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Terry Funk speaking to the audience at the WWE Hall of Fame Inductions which was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson

Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote an opinion piece in April
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Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote an opinion piece in April for the Los Angeles Times advocating for environmental change in California, where he was once governor. (April 6, 2013. Photo by Errol Anderson.)

Vince McMahon was called upon to introduce Donald
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Vince McMahon was called upon to introduce Donald Trump at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

Jerry
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Jerry "The King" Lawler was the host of the WWE Hall of Fame event that was held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

.@NationalGuard is big supporter of #WWE and @DaleJr
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.@NationalGuard is big supporter of #WWE and @DaleJr from #NASCAR. Junior signs joined signs of Superstars at #AXXESS. #WrestleMania

D-Generation X member X-Pac walks into the WWE
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D-Generation X member X-Pac walks into the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at Madison Square Garden. (April 6, 2013)

A young WWE fan compares her size to
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A young WWE fan compares her size to that of WWE legend Andre the Giant during WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

A banner of WWE Superstar Triple H hangs
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A banner of WWE Superstar Triple H hangs outside the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., home of WWE's WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event leading up to WrestleMania XXIX. (April 5, 2013)

World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio addresses the
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World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio addresses the crowd at WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

WWE fans were able to use social media
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WWE fans were able to use social media to let their voices be heard during WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

Memorabilia from 2013 WWE Hall of Famer and
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Memorabilia from 2013 WWE Hall of Famer and Long Island's own Mick Foley -- aka Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love -- was on display during WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event held at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase, left, chats with an
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WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase, left, chats with an admirer during WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

WWE Superstar Yoshi Tatsu greets fans during WrestleMania
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WWE Superstar Yoshi Tatsu greets fans during WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event held at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

Assorted title belts are on display at WWE
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Assorted title belts are on display at WWE WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

WWE Superstar John Cena signs an autograph for
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WWE Superstar John Cena signs an autograph for a young fan at WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

The Izod Center bustles with fan activity during
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The Izod Center bustles with fan activity during WrestleMania Axxess, a WWE fan event at the arena in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

2013

WWE legend the Undertaker signs an autograph during
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WWE legend the Undertaker signs an autograph during WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. Undertaker put his 20-0 WrestleMania winning streak on the line against CM Punk at MetLife Stadium. (April 5, 2013)

WWE Superstars hit the ring during WrestleMania Axxess,
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WWE Superstars hit the ring during WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

WWE Superstar Christian greets at fan during WrestleMania
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WWE Superstar Christian greets at fan during WrestleMania Axxess, a fan event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 5, 2013)

WWE Superstar Brodus Clay and guests attend WWE
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WWE Superstar Brodus Clay and guests attend WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Superstars, from left, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes
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WWE Superstars, from left, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes and R-Truth attend WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Diva Alicia Fox attends WWE Superstars for
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WWE Diva Alicia Fox attends WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon attends WWE Superstars for
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WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon attends WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street. (April 4, 2013)

WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia attends WWE Superstars
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WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia attends WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street. (April 4, 2013) i

Long Island native and 2013 WWE Hall of
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Long Island native and 2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Mick Foley, and his daughter, Noelle, attend WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street just two days before his induction at Madison Square Garden. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Divas The Bella Twins attend WWE Superstars
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WWE Divas The Bella Twins attend WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street. (April 4, 2013)

From left, WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Maryse
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From left, WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Maryse attend WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief at Cipriani, Wall Street. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Champion Dwayne
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WWE Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shows off his title belt during the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. The show is Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (April 4, 2013)

WWE champion Dwayne
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WWE champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, left, and John Cena face off during the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. The show takes place Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Champion Dwayne
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WWE Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson speaks to the media during the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. The show is Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Superstar HHH (real name Paul Levesque) and
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WWE Superstar HHH (real name Paul Levesque) and wife Stephanie McMahon-Levesque give each other a look during the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. The show will take place Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (April 4, 2013)

John Cena addresses the media at the WrestleMania
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John Cena addresses the media at the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall. Cena will face Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for the WWE title at MetLife Stadium Sunday. (April 4, 2013)

From left, WWE personnel The Rock, Vince McMahon,
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From left, WWE personnel The Rock, Vince McMahon, John Cena, Michael Cole, Ricardo Rodriguez, Mark Henry and The Big Show hang out on top of the Radio City Music Hall signage following the WrestleMania XXIX press conference. The show takes place at MetLife Stadium Sunday. (April 4, 2013)

From left, Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, Triple H, The Rock,
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From left, Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, Triple H, The Rock, Vince McMahon, John Cena, Michael Cole, Ricardo Rodriguez, Alberto Del Rio, Mark Henry and The Big Show hang out on top of the Radio City Music Hall after the WrestleMania XXIX press conference. The show is Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (April 4, 2013)

John Cena poses for cameras during the WrestleMania
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John Cena poses for cameras during the WrestleMania press conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. (April 4, 2013)

Triple H talks about what he's going to
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Triple H talks about what he's going to do to Brock Lesnar at the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. (April 4, 2013)

CM Punk stands on top of the Radio
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CM Punk stands on top of the Radio City Music Hall marquee as part of the WrestleMania XXIX press conference. (April 4, 2013)

CM Punk talks to reporters at the WrestleMania
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CM Punk talks to reporters at the WrestleMania press conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. (April 4, 2013)

The Big Show takes questions at the WrestleMania
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The Big Show takes questions at the WrestleMania press conference at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Champion Dwayne
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WWE Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson faces off with the media at the WrestleMania press conference at Radio City Music Hall. (April 4, 2013)

CM Punk stands on top of the Radio
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CM Punk stands on top of the Radio City Music Hall marquee as part of the WrestleMania XXIX press conference. (April 4, 2013)

The Superstars of WWE salute the crowd at
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The Superstars of WWE salute the crowd at the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall. (April 4, 2013)

The Rock, left, and John Cena face off
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The Rock, left, and John Cena face off at a Radio City Music Hall press conference ahead of their WrestleMania XXIX showdown Sunday. (April 4, 2013)

John Cena said at a Radio City Music
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John Cena said at a Radio City Music Hall press conference that all of WWE is "truly excited to be at the center of entertainment," the New York/New Jersey area, for WrestleMania XXIX. (April 4, 2013)

WWE's CM Punk said at a WrestleMania XXIX
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WWE's CM Punk said at a WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall that he won't just break The Undertaker's winning streak. He added, "I'll break The Undertaker." (April 4, 2013)

WWE Champion Dwayne
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WWE Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on returning to WrestleMania XXIX in NY/NJ: "If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere." (April 4, 2013)

The
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The "World's Strongest Man" and Harlem resident Mark Henry at the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall. (April 4, 2013)

WWE's power couple, Triple H (Paul Levesque) and
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WWE's power couple, Triple H (Paul Levesque) and Stephanie McMahon-Levesque at the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall. (April 4, 2013)

The real New York
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The real New York "giants," Mark Henry, left, and The Great Khali at the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall. (April 4, 2013)

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio says
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WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio says WrestleMania XXIX will be the "greatest night of my life." (April 4, 2013)

WWE Chairman CEO Vince McMahon calls the arrival
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WWE Chairman CEO Vince McMahon calls the arrival of WrestleMania XXIX a "dream come true." (April 4, 2013)

The Big Show and the Bella Twins greet
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The Big Show and the Bella Twins greet guests at the WrestleMania press conference at Radio City Music Hall. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Superstars stand atop Radio City Music Hall
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WWE Superstars stand atop Radio City Music Hall following the WrestleMania XXIX press conference. (April 4, 2013)

WWE Superstars were looking at cameras at every
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WWE Superstars were looking at cameras at every turn during the WrestleMania XXIX press conference at Radio City Music Hall. (April 4, 2013)

A banner at Radio City Music Hall promotes
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A banner at Radio City Music Hall promotes Sunday's WrestleMania main event pitting John Cena vs. The Rock. (April 4, 2013)

Governor Chris Christie attends a press conference to
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Governor Chris Christie attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Governor Chris Christie and Vince McMahon attend a
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Governor Chris Christie and Vince McMahon attend a press conference to announce that Wrestlemania will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013. (Feb. 16, 2012)

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