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Wrestlemania XXX Is Coming To New Orleans Next Year

One of the flashiest of athletic events is coming to New Orleans, and the big reveal was just an appetizer.

With his signature question, “Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson walked to the podium at the Mercedes Benz Superdome Monday to help announce that the WWE event Wrestlemania XXX would come to the venue on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

“To perform in front of a live audience is very special,” Johnson told reporters.

Wrestlemania is expected to bring up to 100,000 people to the city with an economic impact in the $100 million range.  Just like the Super Bowl, the premier wrestling event comes with a week full of activities to get fans involved and give to the community.

“Put smiles on people’s faces all over the globe, every day,” said the WWE’s Vince McMahon.

Johnson also has a new movie coming up that was shot in New Orleans.  He stars with Bruce Willis in G.I. Joe which opens in March.

Johnson said he first set foot in the Superdome 20 years ago when he played in the national championship game with the University of Miami.

He says he loves New Orleans but being able to compete in football, wrestling, or even on the big screen means being careful when you smell what’s cooking.

“You gotta go easy on the beignets, easy on the po-boys.”

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