WWE’s “Biggest Party of the Summer”, SummerSlam 2022, is officially in the books. It was a wild night that saw Logan Paul take to the sky, Brock Lesnar destroy a ring, the Tribal Chief reigned supreme and more!
One of the Northeast’s preeminent mixed martial arts promotions, Art of War (AOW) has announced the return of their popular AOW All-Star Weekend in February 2023. A venue for the event will be announced in the coming days according to AOW promoter Mike Bickings.
AOW All-Star Weekend2022 was a massive success for the promotion. The two-night event sold out back-to-back nights at Live! Casino and Resort in South Philadelphia, PA.
All-Star Weekend2023 will once again feature two-nights of fights.
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is going north of the border, eh.
The promotion announced their Canadian debut during Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TBS. AEW will air Dynamite and Rampage from the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario on October 12 and 13, respectively. There were reportedly plans to tour Canada in mid-to-late 2020, however the tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AEW President and CEO Tony Khan made it known that a Canadian tour was coming but it was just a matter of when. The “when” now has a date.
Tickets for the two-night event go on-sale this Friday.
All Elite Wrestling is adding another title to the company portfolio. As announced on Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite, the long awaited AEW World Trios Championship will be awarded at AEW AllOut on Labor Day weekend.
Local product Joe “BodyBagz” Pyfer has had one hell of a month.
First, Pyfer, along with UFC veteran Andre Petroski, was inducted in the Art of War Cagefighting (AOW) Hall of Fame at AOW25. He followed up his induction with a dominate performance on Dana White’s Contender Series.
Pyfer knocked out Ozzy Diaz in the second round of their middleweight bout. The TKO victory earned Pyfer the only UFC contract given out at DWCS 47.
The always brash Dana White, in a message to next week’s fighters, commented on why Pyfer was the only fighter from Tuesday’s show inked to a deal.
Major breaking news this morning, WWE has announced that WrestleMania is returning to Philadelphia. WrestleMania 40, a two-night extravaganza, will take place on April 6 and April 7, 2024 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia last hosted WrestleMania in 1999, WrestleManiaXV from the then CoreStates Center. The main event featured the first of the “Stone Cold” Steve Austin-Rock ‘Mania match ups.
World Wrestling Entertainment CEO and chairman Vince McMahon announced his retirement on Friday. The publicly traded sports entertainment organization confirmed the move in a press release through their corporate website. Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan have been named co-CEO’s according to The Wrestling Observer’s Andrew Zarian.
McMahon has been in charge of the company since purchasing the then World Wrestling Federation from his father, Vincent J. McMahon, in February 1980. He oversaw the revival and mainstream acceptance of professional wrestling in the 1980’s with the creation of WrestleMania and the forward thinking of booking Hulk Hogan as his biggest star. In the mid-to-late 1990’s, after nearly losing the business due to a steroid scandal, McMahon was able to once again create mainstream acceptance for his product which he refered to as “sports entertainment.” The rise of the WWF came to a head on October 19, 1999 when the company became a publically traded entity on the New York Stock Exchange.