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Wale kicked off WrestleMania Week with a sold-out WaleMania V extravaganza

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Wale kicked off WrestleMania Week with a sold-out WaleMania V extravaganza

Last Thursday, for the fifth consecutive year, platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated rapper, Wale, hosted the sold-out convergence of pro wrestling and hip-hop culture known as WaleMania to kick-off pro wrestling’s biggest weekend of the year.

The WaleMania V experience, produced by Wale, Kazeem Famuyide (D’ussePalooza, Flagrant 2 Podcast, Stationhead, WWE) and Jesse Kirshenbaum (NUE Agency, CRWN), unfolded with a live Wrassle Rap podcast, fan festival and concert.

WaleMania V delivered special appearances from the night’s guest of honor, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, newly-crowned WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods of The New Day, WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe, Corey Graves, Vic Joseph, Charly Caruso (WWE, ESPN), Ivy Rivera (BET, REVOLT) , Lio Rush, Ricochet, Katy Catanzaro, Sharmell Huffman, Shad and JTG, Cedric Alexander, Luke Harper, Jamie Iovine, Stokely Hathaway, Kenny King, Shane “Swerve” Strickland, DJZ, Enzo Amore, Tyler Bate, Tama Tonga, The Bullet Club, Josiah Williams and more.

Wale also brought out hip-hop luminaries such as Shady Records/Griselda recording artist Westside Gunn, Smoke DZA, Flatbush Zombies, The G4 Boyz, DJ Spin King, Young Chris, Ade, Flex Kartel, and more.

Check out some of the event photos below taken by Andy Choi. They’re courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.

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