Pictures: WWE stars read to Orlando elementary school students

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 08, 2017, 12:52 PM EST

Several WWE and NXT wrestlers read to young students at Cypress Park Elementary School in Orlando on Thursday morning.

  • WWE stars read Dr. Seuss to elementary school kids in Orlando
  • Event was part of Read Across America Day
  • Wrestlemania will be in Orlando on April 2

The event was to celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

"We're here to show them that we had difficulty reading when we were younger, and we're just like them," said wrestler Big Cass, whose real name is Bill Morrissey.

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. also planned to donate 1,000 books to the school, and each student was to take home a book of their choice.

The company's main event of the year, WrestleMania, will take place April 2 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.