The Big Easy is no stranger to the economic boon that is sports-entertainment's greatest attraction, as Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards makes clear.01/10/2017 - 17:00
The news is official, and it's not too early to get excited for WrestleMania's return to New Orleans next year.01/10/2017 - 16:00
Passionate WWE fans couldn't wait to get their hands on tickets to next year's Show of Shows, emanating from the Citrus Bowl on April 2, 2017.11/21/2016 - 22:30
The Largest Athlete in the World takes on The Greatest Fighter in the World in this historic WrestleMania XXIV match that sees Big Show pitted against Floyd "Money" Mayweather with No Holds Barred.05/16/2016 - 18:15
On April 2, 2017 the world will converge in Orlando for WrestleMania 33. Watch it live on WWE Network.04/03/2016 - 23:00
The power of WrestleMania Week is on full display as WWE Superstars take over the city, community and all major news outlets en route to the Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania 32!04/15/2016 - 16:45
WWE fan diary
When the referee held up Hulk Hogan and Mr. T's hands after defeating "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorf at the inaugural WrestleMania, it didn't just cement the power of Hulkamania. Along with the Hulkster's position as WWE's top draw for nearly a decade, two other things became clear: WWE had successfully weaved its way into the fabric of pop culture, and WrestleMania was poised to get bigger, badder and bolder as time marched on.
The evolution of WrestleMania since its inception in 1985 has given fans riskier matches, more impressive set designs, rousing lighting and pyro displays and, thankfully, decades of clothing and hairstyle changes. (Imagine if Shawn Michaels was still sporting the neon tights? That would be heartbreaking.)
As the spectacle of WrestleMania grew, the WWE fans involvement in sports-entertainment's biggest event also developed. The support and unquenchable thirst for WWE from our fans has always served as the cornerstone of WrestleMania. It's the passion that WWE fans hold that makes WrestleMania so special, and the reason that WWE.com felt it was time to dedicate an online journal to one lucky couple who will be making the trek to Detroit for their tenth straight WrestleMania.
Bill and Gail Shillinglaw -- pro-WWE fans -- share more than 40 years of WWE fandom between them. The duo has happily agreed to participate in WWE.com's first-ever fan diary to show the sports-entertainment community exactly what WWE fans have access to, when they take advantage of all that WrestleMania has to offer.
Two of the laundry list of events the Shillinglaws will attend are the premiere of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's movie, The Condemned, and the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The induction of Mr. Perfect -- one of their all-time favorite Superstars -- holds a special place with the Shillinglaws.
Following the Shillinglaw's WrestleMania 23 journey is as easy as logging onto WWE.com beginning Monday. Updates will be added regularly as events unfold.