The following was released today by the WWE:
Saboor New WWE® Ambassador
July 28, 2008
STAMFORD, Conn., July 28, 2008 – John P. Saboor will join as World Wrestling Entertainment®’s new Senior Vice President, Special Events. In this newly created position, he will have primary responsibility for community partnerships, marketing, promotion and sponsorship support for WWE’s special events, including WrestleMania®, WWE’s annual pop culture extravaganza.
Prior to joining WWE, Saboor was President of the Central Florida Sports Commission. He and Orlando Mayor John Hugh “Buddy” Dyer, played a pivotal role in convincing WWE to bring WrestleMania XXIV to Orlando. The event was a tremendous success for Orlando, generating over $30 million in revenue locally and over $100 million nationally.
“John’s leadership as President of the Central Florida Sports Commission was a critical part of the tremendous success we experienced with WrestleMania 24 in Orlando,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman. “He really understands our brand. He is an ideal person to step into this position.”
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