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Photos, videos from WWE WrestleMania Axxess in Orlando

A fan with WWE Superstars The Ascension (Viktor and Konnor) at WrestleMania Axxess, WWE’s four-day ultimate fan fest, at the spacious Orange County Convention Center off International Drive in Orlando. Konnor grew up in South Florida, where he was initially trained in pro wrestling.
A fan with WWE Superstars The Ascension (Viktor and Konnor) at WrestleMania Axxess, WWE’s four-day ultimate fan fest, at the spacious Orange County Convention Center off International Drive in Orlando. Konnor grew up in South Florida, where he was initially trained in pro wrestling. Photo By Jim Varsallone

Plenty of photos and some video from the Orlando version of WrestleMania Axxess, WWE’s four-day fan fest during WrestleMania Week, which attracted fans from all 50 states and 62 countries.

This melting pot, fan base converged onto the Orange County Convention Center off International Drive in Orlando for Axxess from Thursday, March 30-Sunday, April 2.

So much to do and see.

They also visited the adjoining WWE Superstore, which featured more than 700 items, including exclusive Superstore-only merchandise.

Fans and WWE Superstars had fun.

Pro wrestling writer Scott Fishman discussed Axxess inside Axxess on Friday, March 31.

WWE Superstars Rhyno and Heath Slater answered some questions from media just before Axxess opened on Friday, March 31.

Rhyno, who ran for political office, talks about fellow WWE Superstar Kane running for mayor of Knox County in Tennessee.

NOTE: To show how WWE brings together the world, I asked some fans in line for a session of Axxess where they were from.

They responded:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Paris, France

Wisbech, England

Denver, Colorado

Orlando, Fla.

Japan

UK-Northern Ireland

Seattle, Washington

Waterbury, Conn.

Douglas, Georgia

San Jose, California

Tampa, Fla.

Columbia, Missouri via UK

Brooklyn, N.Y. via Tampa

Detroit, Michigan

Hamburg, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Basel, Switzerland

Manchester, England

France

Port St. Lucie, Fla. via Manhattan, N.Y.

Erie, Pennsylvania

Bronx, N.Y.

Kissimmee, Fla.

Many, if not all, also attended WWE’s WrestleMania 33 on Sunday, April 2 at Camping World Stadium (formerly Orlando Citrus Bowl). The Super Bowl of pro wrestling/sports entertainment set a Camping World Stadium attendance record of 75,245 fans, which led to the highest-grossing event in the stadium’s history at $14.5 million. WrestleMania also broke records for sellouts, digital and social media engagement and merchandise sales.

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