Highspots will present the first annual WrestleCon on April 5th-7th, 2013 at the Meadowlands Expo Center on 355 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, New Jersey. This convention will feature legendary guests, vendors, $5 Wrestling and more. It will be the biggest weekend in independent wrestling history with six live shows from five uniquely different promotions. We will unveil the full schedule now.
We are proud to announce that Dragon Gate USA, CHIKARA, SHIMMER, Combat Zone Wrestling and EVOLVE will all present live events throughout the weekend. This makes WrestleCon the destination location of the year with the opportunity to see five distinct brands.
“This shows how strong and exciting independent wrestling can be,” Sal Hamaoui of WWNLive, DGUSA and EVOLVE said. “It’s something to see all these companies coming together. While we are all working together to make WrestleCon happen, there will be a lot of competition and pride on the line. Every promotion wants to put on the best show. This is going to make every event must see as everyone will put their best foot forward.”
The schedule for WrestleCon is:
Friday, April 5th
4:00pm – EVOLVE
8:00pm – Combat Zone Wrestling
Saturday, April 6th
9am-5pm – WrestlExpo
12:00pm – SHIMMER
4:00pm – CHIKARA
8:00pm – Dragon Gate USA
Sunday, April 7th
9am-2pm – WrestlExpo
1pm – Dragon Gate USA
Stay tuned for an incredible list of guest and talent announcements. Tickets for all these events will go on sale on September 5th. More info on tickets will be released at www.WrestleCon.com soon.
Dragon Gate USA has been a focal point of this huge weekend since 2009. Dragon Gate wrestlers played an integral part in building this weekend for independent wrestling since 2006. The tradition will continue at WrestleCon. Meanwhile, DGUSA’s sister promotion EVOLVE will hold its first ever live card on Wrestlemania weekend.
Combat Zone Wrestling is one of the longest running promotions on the East Coast. It has earned a worldwide following for its brand of ultraviolent action. CZW features it all from hard-hitters to high-flyers and the most insane death matches.
SHIMMER is an all-women’s promotion that has a rabid following. It presents the most athletic, serious women’s wrestling ever seen in the United States. SHIMMER has gained its popularity through a strong DVD series, but it has never ventured to the East Coast.
CHIKARA makes wrestling fun with a one-of-a-kind style featuring great characters and tremendous action. CHIKARA has built its unique brand for over 10 years to become very popular all over the world. WrestleCon is thrilled to add CHIKARA to this huge weekend.
The Meadowlands Expo Center is a first class facility, just three miles from the location of Wrestlemania, five miles from Manhattan and minutes from the Newark Airport. It is easily accessible from the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Expressway and New York/New Jersey transit.