WWE Announces Partnership With Sean “Diddy” Combs

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WWE issued the following press release today:

WWE® AND SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS JOIN FORCES

STAMFORD, Conn., March 28, 2013 – WWE today announced a partnership with Sean “Diddy” Combs, featuring a live performance at WrestleMania 29® on Sunday, April 7 by the three-time Grammy Award winner and entertainment powerhouse. Combs will also co-host the Superstars for Sandy Relief party with WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon as a part of the WrestleMania® Week festivities and serve as an ambassador for WWE’s Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative.

Emanating live from MetLife Stadium, Combs will perform a medley of songs in front of more than 70,000 fans in attendance with millions watching worldwide on pay-per-view. Diddy-Dirty Money’s highest charting single, “Coming Home,” from the acclaimed album Last Train to Paris is an official theme song of WrestleMania 29 and will be integrated throughout the show.

The Superstars for Sandy Relief party, co-hosted by Combs and McMahon with special guest Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg kicks-off WrestleMania® Week on Thursday, April 4 at Cipriani Wall Street. The charitable fundraiser is part of WWE’s efforts to unite the sports and entertainment worlds and provide fans the opportunity to bid on unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As a part of the online auction, Combs is offering the opportunity to be an intern for a day at his world-renowned entertainment company Bad Boy Records and learn what it takes to manage today’s top artists. All proceeds will benefit The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Combs will also serve as an ambassador for Be a STAR, an anti-bullying initiative co-founded by WWE and the Creative Coalition to encourage young people to treat each other with tolerance and respect. In addition, through Combs’ association with the Invisible Bully clothing line, he will continue to encourage individuals to put an end to bullying and contribute to Invisible Bully’s mission to stand for something or fall for anything.

“WrestleMania is one of the biggest spectacles in the world and I’m looking forward to performing in front of millions on April 7,” said Combs. “I’ve always been a fan of WWE and I’m excited to support these two important causes, Superstars for Sandy Relief and the Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative.”

WrestleMania 29 airs live on pay-per-view Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

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  • Lobo

    Some how WWE keeps making WrestleMaina worse..

    • http://twitter.com/nickdoubleD Nicolai

      I feel like they are becoming a generic MTV. And I HATE MTV.

  • http://twitter.com/nickdoubleD Nicolai

    And just when I thought I couldn’t be any more disappointed with the wwe. It was a great 30 years wwe!!!

  • jayrhymes

    so disappointing :/ lol . actually im not it’s a smart idea for teaming up with diddy and number on Forbes list this year for richest rapper this year.

    • DamiaN BanCster : Mafia God

      He doesn’t even rap, he does pop music nowadays, nobody ever really thought he could rap anyway, he has writers that write his lyrics. So many people dislike him, so even though he’s wealthy, it’s really not a big deal that he’s involved, he’s just as big as he is because of everything that he’s gotten involved in since his early music success.

    • DamiaN BanCster : Mafia God

      He doesn’t even rap, he does pop music nowadays, nobody ever really thought he could rap anyway, he has writers that write his lyrics. So many people dislike him, so even though he’s wealthy, it’s really not a big deal that he’s involved, he’s just as big as he is because of everything that he’s gotten involved in since his early music success.

  • #heel420

    WWE: “We couldn’t get Jay-Z, so we got the other rich black guy.”

    • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

      I may be wrong but isnt 50 richer than Diddy

      • #heel420

        No. Diddy was #1 on The 2013 Forbes Wealthiest Artists List.

        • #heel420

          *Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists List

        • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

          I think that list might be just for the year though, but either way. good research

      • Phokisman7

        Diddys net worth is above the 500 million area, 50cents worth is 100 million

  • IKeepsit100

    Seems like alot of you are mad because he is black. Racist morons. Sean Combs is not successful for stealing. Kill yourselves

    • #heel420

      To be correct he’s successful for killing Biggie Smalls then living off his legacy.

    • wpm131

      Did you ever stop to think that the color of his skin has nothing to do with how bad his music is?

    • Rational Response

      I honestly don’t know where to start with this stupid comment

    • DamiaN BanCster : Mafia God

      Black people don’t even support Diddy anymore.

  • shysty

    Well…There’s another reason for me not to order WrestleMania 29. I cant stand Diddy and no I’m not racist. Good luck with WrestleMania 29 WWE. I don’t think you can make it any worse.

  • Big Johnny

    This might’ve been cool in 1999 but today… ehhhhh not so much

  • Raz

    UGH

  • Guest

    Terrible. Bring back the rock themes.. Limp Bizkit did the best Mania themes ever

    • DamiaN BanCster : Mafia God

      True. They’re using pop songs now. They could use some rap because that genre produces some of the hardest and most intense beats, which would be perfect for an action filled show but they don’t really know how to pick. Any rap song with just any beat isn’t going to cut it. Just like rock has some hard beats too.

  • Phokisman7

    I don’t understand why it’s such an uproar that diddys preforming at mania,it’s the theme song what do you expect

    • DamiaN BanCster : Mafia God

      People want to see ‘Mania go in the right direction. It’s such a big event but nobody really is a fan of Diddy but his music is going to be heard all throughout the show? It’s a bit of a bummer.

  • wwetnadudez

    I don’t have a problem with this, it’s a one night thing for most of us at WM. Then he’ll be doing other stuff w/ Sandy relief and BA Star

    • DamiaN BanCster : Mafia God

      You better hope so, Diddy is the type of guy that ends up being involved in every aspect of everything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002196281205 Kenneth Anderson Jr.

    Its Wrestlemania! What do you people expect? I look forward to the event even though i’m not really big on Diddy’s music

  • PLG

    See there is a problem with Rock tho, in that there is no meaning in Rock anymore inside mainstream artists, they could go with a pop artist, but how many of you actually want to see Justin Bieber perform at Mania?

  • YouGonGetGot!

    I’m tired of all these lame ass rappers & hiphop artists performing at Wrestlemania. Fuck rap music. Nobody wants to listen to that crap at a live WWE event, let alone the big one. Rock music is the image that fits Wrestling. Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch etc. REAL music. You’d actually get fans excited with bands like that, instead of all the fans standing still when Diddy comes out. Please. While i’m at it, someone fire Jim Johnston for making such sucky ass opening themes. That new Smackdown theme is an abomination. Even more worse than the Green Day one. Go back to Marilyn Manson & The Union Underground.

    • DamiaN BanCster : Mafia God

      They don’t pick the right rap music, they pick corny shit that isn’t even rap, it’s pop songs with a rapper. They’d be better off making a new song customized for the event, that way it can be on topic and can also have the beat it needs to really take the people over, so that they won’t be complaining about how rap sucks, when actually they just don’t know how to showcase the genre, they just use it because they think any rap song is popular with rap fans.

  • nothingican

    he came out last year for like 5 seconds..

  • Jesse

    God people stop your damn bitching!!

  • TheKillingMoon

    Along comes this piece of shit. WWE sure knows how to attract those flies to rubbish.