Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jul 13, 2014 8:20:52 GMT -6
A big story in the Atlantic City area today is that Trump Plaza will be closing, the latest in a number of casinos that will be closing on the AC Boardwalk.
The casino was a sponsor for Wrestlemanias 4 and 5 in 1988 and 1989 when the event was held next door at what is know known as Boardwalk Hall.
It began a long relationship between WWE and Donald Trump as well, leading to his WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2013.
The partnership with Trump Plaza also opened up the door for a lot of weekend activities in association with Wrestlemania (a 5K run, a Wrestlemania breakfast event, signings, etc.) so that families could come to the events.
Those events set WWE on the path to what is now the week-long Wrestlemania AXXESS.
WWE's Basil Devito went into a lot of detail about the Trump partnership with Wrestlemania in his 2001 book on Wrestlemania.
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jul 14, 2014 19:35:54 GMT -6
Regarding yesterday's story about the site of WM 4 & 5 shutting down, Trump Plaza may go out of business, but Boardwalk Hall, the actual arena, was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark so it will not be shut down.