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WWE superstars say the energy in New Orleans is inspiring

2013 Diva Champion AJ Lee poses for pictures with fans 2013 Diva Champion AJ Lee poses for pictures with fans

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Saturday, WWE Superstars were just as excited to be in New Orleans as fans were to see them.

"It's been outstanding. We've met a ton of superstars. They've loved our kids," said James Spaulding, a fan from Dallas, TX.

Loyal fans and wrestling idols collided as the world of WWE converged in New Orleans.

The devoted local fans were loud and proud to say the Super Bowl of wrestling will finally take place in New Orleans on Sunday.

"He goes to local events, but there's nothing like Wrestlemania," said Paul Vito of Hammond about his son Trey. "It's the biggest event of the year really."

Being in the Big Easy even pumped up WWE Superstar John Cena.

"This event was built for this city, and to see for the past 2 or 3 days this city come alive with WWE fans, never before has there been a setting like that where the Dome is so close to all the social interaction and people can live and enjoy what is New Orleans and then file into the Superdome for the show of shows. It's a great scenario," said Cena.

A jam-packed downtown was filled with everyone from future wrestlers sporting plastic championship belts to the internationally known stars of the wrestling world, and they all seemed equally excited to see each other.

AJ Lee, the 2013 Divas Champion, said, "having it in New Orleans it's been a little bit rowdier than it's ever been, more fan reaction than I've ever seen. They're on every corner. It's amazing to see them so excited."

WWE Wrestler Rey Mysterio said, "I really appreciate the support they've been giving me throughout my career. A quarter of a century I've been performing for the world."

Cena said, "all I can say is I will truly do my best to give my best. I think all of the hype leads down to when that bell rings, and when the bell rings they want to see either their superstar or the superstar that's facing me, and I'll do the best I can to put on the best show I can."

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