Governor Christie has made the official announcement that World Wrestling fans have been anxiously waiting for.

During a news conference this morning at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, the Governor said “the state of New Jersey is going to host WWE’s premier event Wrestlemania XXIX here at Met Life Stadium Sunday, April 7th, 2013, and we’re thrilled to be the host of this great event…and this is not just a one day thing - this is a weeklong celebration – that is going to be brought here to New Jersey and the surrounding area.”

Joining the Governor at the news conference were WWE CEO Vince McMahon, New York Football Giants President and CEO John Mara, New York Jets Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson, and WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Sheamus, Mark Henry, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Wrestlemania XXIX is expected to attract visitors from across the country and around the world – and generate tens of millions of dollars in economic activity.