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WWE brings an early WrestleMania 39 preview and celebrities to SoFi Stadium

INGLEWOOD — The WWE flexed its muscle at SoFi Stadium on Thursday, providing a glimpse at what it will offer the local area with WrestleMania 39, the biggest pro wrestling event performed annually, next April.

The company’s launch party featured celebrity guests and in-ring action to entertain the thousands that were in attendance on Thursday.

Rapper Snoop Dogg, comedian Gabriel Iglesias, and YouTube personality Jojo Siwa all participated in some capacity with the WWE Superstars throughout the show.

Snoop Dogg exchanged gifts with Bianca Belair, the current RAW Women’s Champion, and Becky Lynch, a former champion. Snoop Dogg presented the duo with “Death Row” chains while the duo presented a custom-themed WWE championship to the rapper.

Iglesias served as a co-host for the event alongside Kayla Braxton and Corey Graves. Siwa entered the ring for a sit-down interview segment with The Miz, Maryse and WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan.

Siwa and the Miz recently participated in the MLB’s All-Star Celebrity Softball Game together at Dodger Stadium.

The WrestleMania Launch Party provided fans in attendance with the opportunity to have early access to purchase WrestleMania 39 tickets before they went on sale ($350 and up) worldwide the following morning.

Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins won the main event tag team match by pinfall over Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo. After the match, Ford and Dawkins were joined by the Laker Girls and the Rams mascot, Rampage, among others in the ring located on the field at SoFi Stadium.

Titus O’Neil, a WWE wrestler and ambassador, was in attendance at SoFi Stadium at Super Bowl LVI in February and believes the wrestling event has the potential to be a much bigger spectacle in the same venue.

“We will be sold out,” O’Neil told the Southern California News Group in July. “We have something on the card for folks that are young and old.”

O’Neil mentioned that the event may also feature a few surprises.

“There’s no secret that one of the biggest superstars in WWE history just so happens to be out here a lot in Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson,” O’Neil said. “There’s always that curiosity and wonder if he will come back to battle with Roman Reigns.”

Both Johnson and Reigns, the current undisputed universal champion, are members of the Anoa’i family and former NCAA Division I college football players.

WWE will not only take over SoFi Stadium with the two-day WrestleMania event on April 1-2, but will broadcast both of its weekly television shows at arena to bookend the weekend. Smackdown will be held on March 31 and RAW take place on April 3.

There will also be a WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, WrestleMania Axxess (meet and greet), and various community-based events.

The event is expected to have a significant economic impact on the local community, similar to this year’s show.

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