Coming this Saturday…iPlay America is hosting a giant wrestling convention entitled 80’s Wrestling Con, with a slew of wrestling legends including Jake “The Snake” Robers, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and many more. Press release is below.
CELEBRATE 80’S WRESTLING THIS SATURDAY IN FREEHOLD, NJ AT 80’S WRESTLING CON FEATURING 30 SUPERSTARS!80’s Wrestling Con takes place this Saturday, April 27th, 2019 in Freehold, NJ at iPlay America from 10am-5pm. Nearly thirty 80‘s Superstars will be appearing at the event, celebrating the history of the greatest time period of wrestling- the 80’s. Fans from four countries and fourteen states have already purchased tickets for this Saturday’s event.MAIN GUESTS APPEARING: Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Bruce “Brother Love” Prichard, Wendi Richter, Ken Patera, Bushwhacker Luke, The Nasty Boys, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, “The Doctor of Style” Slick, The Powers of Pain, “Dangerous” Danny Davis, Rocky Johnson, “The Genius” Lanny Poffo, Koko B. Ware, The Wild Samoans, and The Young Stallions. You can purchase the 80’s Wrestling Fan Dream Experience VIP Package for only $299, which includes an autograph op and photo op of each guest!VENDOR GUESTS: The Original 80’s GLOW Girls (Hollywood, The Royal Hawaiian, and Lightning), Barry Windham, “Rugged” Ronnie Garvin, Barry Horowitz, Samu, and Gary Michael Cappetta.ULTIMATE 80’S WRESTLING AUCTION: Some call it a Chinese Auction. Some call it a Tricky Tray. We call it THE ULTIMATE 80’s WRESTLING AUCTION. Imagine a room filled with tons of 80’s wrestling merchandise that you will have the chance to win? A dream come true, right? We are talking LJN figures, posters, magazines, shirts, hasbro figures, programs, signed memorabilia, wrestling buddies, Coliseum Videos, stickers, and everything else under the sun 80’s wrestling merchandise wise! The rules are simple. There will be a bucket in front of every item at the auction. You will buy raffle tickets and put your ticket(s) into the buckets of all the items you’d like to win. The cool part is, you can put as many tickets into a bucket as you’d like. So if you see something you really want- you will have a better chance of winning if by adding more tickets into that bucket. If we pick your ticket out of the bucket, you win that item. It’s that simple! A sheet of (25) tickets is only $10. You can also purchase (10) sheets of (25) tickets for only $75! You can see pictures of all the times on our website.THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Q&A PANEL PRESENTED BY MEGALOPOLIS TOYS: There never was nor never will be again another time in the world of professional wrestling like the 80’s. It was mainstream. It was Rock N’ Wrestling. It was figures, coloring books, pencils, lunch boxes, notebook, folders, erasers, and everything else marketing merchandising wise possible. The characters were all larger than life. The moments made will last forever. On Saturday, some of the biggest stars that made those moments will sit down and talk about it. They will talk about The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 80’s Wrestling at 80’s Wrestling Con. Presented by Megalopolis Toys.LUNCH WITH BRUCE PRICHARD: Anyone that purchases the 80’s Wrestling Fan Dream Experience VIP Package will be automatically entered for a chance to win lunch with Bruce Prichard this Saturday! We will pick a lucky fan during the Con this Saturday and announce the winner. It will be a lunch that you will LOVE forever.THE GLAMOUR, THE GILT, AND THE GREED OF THE ORIGINAL 80’S GLOW GIRLS Q&A PANEL: Nothing screams 80’s Wrestling like GLOW! Three of the original 80’s GLOW Girls will sit down at 80’s Wrestling Con and take part in a special panel called “The Glamour, The Gilt, and The Greed” of the Original 80’s GLOW Girls! Hollywood, Lightning, and The Royal Hawaiian will sit down for this special Question and Answer Session that promises to GLOW your mind, hosted by 80’s Wrestling Radio host Jay Mrozek.THE GREG “THE HAMMER” VALENTINE FIGURE FOUR CHALLENGE: Do you think you have what it takes to impress Greg Valentine with your figure four leg lock? If so, you might have the chance to show him! We will pick (3) fans to show off their figure four on their friend to The Hammer! Whoever wins the contest will get a photo op of Greg Valentine putting the Figure Four on them. Talk about a cool social media picture to post!KOKO B. WARE PERFORMS PILEDRIVER LIVE!: Everybody get up! Everybody get down! Put your hands together cause the Birdman is in town! Koko B. Ware will be performing his hit song PILEDRIVER live on stage this Saturday at 80’s Wrestling Con! How cool is that?!?PRO WRESTLING ILLUSTRATED REVEALS THEIR THREE GREATEST COVERS FROM THE 80’S: Stu Saks, Al Castle, and Harry Burkett from Pro Wrestling Illustrated will be appearing at 80’s Wrestling Con this Saturday to reveal their three greatest covers in the history of PWI in the 80’s!PRO WRESTLING SPOTLIGHT THEN & NOW LIVE PODCAST RECORDING: John Arezzi will be relaunching his Pro Wrestling Spotlight podcast at his table this Saturday at 80’s Wrestling Con with legendary wrestling photographer George Napolitano. 80’s Wrestling Con will also be presenting John with a special “Convention Promoter of Champions” award this Saturday.BUSTED OPEN RADIO FROM SIRIUSXM APPEARING LIVE: Busted Open Radio will be appearing at 80’s Wrestling Con this Saturday, including host David LaGreca!WRESTLEZONE.COM APPEARING: All you WrestleZone.com fans and readers out there, Editor Bill Pritchard will be appearing at their table to meet all of their readers.80’S WRESTLING SKETCHES: Synergy Comic artist John Still will be appearing at 80’s Wrestling Con and you will have a chance to get a sketch of yourself as an 80’s Wrestler! How cool would your head look on Rick Rude’s body? This will be a fun added addition to the Con!VENDORS APPEARING: Vendors appearing at 80’s Wrestling Con this Saturday includes Megalopolis Toys, Santiago Sports, Hasttel Toys, Ruined Creations, Captain’s Corner, Sports Axxess, and more! Tons of wrestling merchandise and toys will be available for purchase!PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY: All tickets are now available for purchase on our website through our Online Box Office. The 80’s Wrestling Fan Dream Experience VIP Package, general admission tickets, photo op tickets, and autograph op tickets. You can purchase your tickets now on our website. All tickets purchased in advance this week will be held at Will Call the morning of the event. This includes General Admission, VIP Package, Autograph Ops, and Photo Ops. We strongly suggest you purchasing all tickets in advance to avoid large lines the day of the event. All you will have to do is head to the Will Call table and pick your tickets up and you’re all set! No waiting in lines to purchase tickets! PLEASE NOTE: Cut off to purchase tickets online will be Thursday at 9PM EST. After that, you will have to wait until the day of the event. The VIP/Autograph Op/Photo Op lines will be very long the day of, we can’t stress enough to purchase these in advance to save yourself tons of time the day of. ORDER NOW: 80sWrestlingCon.comSCHEDULE OF EVENTS:Doors Open– 10amAutograph/Photo Op Signing- 10:30am-1:30pm (Wendi Richter will be signing from 1pm-4pm)Greg Valentine Figure Four Challenge– 1:30pmKoko B. Ware Performs Piledriver LIVE– 1:45pmThe Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Q&A Panel– 2pmThe Glamour, The Gilt, and The Greed of the 80’s Glow Girls Q&A Panel– 3pmThe Ultimate 80’s Wrestling Auction– 10am-3pm (You will have up until 3pm to put all your tickets in the buckets. We will then pick the winning numbers for each prize and post them on the big board behind the Ultimate 80’s Wrestling Auction Table)A SPECIAL THANKS TO… A special thanks to several marketing partners that helped us get the word out about 80’s Wrestling Con. Please support these great pages and follow them.