PRLog - Jan. 29, 2013 - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- One of the biggest independent wrestling events to be held in the Southeast is returning to Winston Salem in 2013.
The Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, NC will be the host of WrestleCade and WrestleCade FanFest2013.
This years event will feature stars from the WWE, WWF, WCW, TNA, ROH and the AWA as well as some of your favorites from the glory days of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and the NWA. The inaugural WrestleCade FanFest will star WWE Hall OF Famer & original member of The Four Horsemen,Tully Blanchard as well as "The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff. The complete list of featured Fanfest wrestlers and legends will be updated on the WrestleCade website.
WrestleCade FanFest will kickoff Saturday morning, November 30 at 11am. This will be your chance to visit the Autograph Arena. This is where you can meet wrestling stars/legends, take a photo of them (or with them) and you will also have the opportunity to get almost every type of wrestling memorabilia and merchandise imaginable from our vendors.
In addition, there will be a HUGE live wrestling card taking place during FanFest and your ticket includes ringside access!
Doors for FanFest will close at 3pm but will reopen at 4pm to prepare for WrestleCade 2013. Some of the biggest legends and current superstars of the sport will descend on the venue for a 5pm belltime. While the complete line-up has not been announced, last years event featured: Matt Hardy, Hurricane Helms, Shane Douglas, Raven, Disco Inferno, Luke Gallows, Rock n Roll Express, Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant, Raging Bull Manny Fernandez, Baby Doll, Russian Bear Ivan Koloff, Masked Superstar, CW Anderson, The Barbarian, Gunner, Ariel and Ax from Demolition to name a few.
Confirmed so far for this years WrestleCade 2013 are: Matt Hardy, Robbie E., CW Anderson and Gunner. More wreslters and legends will be announced in the coming weeks and months ahead.
Tickets to WrestleCade are on sale now at http://www.wrestlecade.com/
Bringing the extravaganza to the Triad area of North Carolina is also the premier event for Uncle Frank’s Championship Wrestling, or UFCW for short. UFCW and WrestleCade are both the brainchild of North Carolina entrepreneur and best selling author, Tracy Myers. Myers, who is also the owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston Salem, said at the press conference: “I grew up watching wrestling legends like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan so I’ve always been a massive wrestling fan. In fact, my family attended the first 3 Starrcade events which were held on Thanksgiving and I’ve been hooked that moment on. So it’s a dream come true to be bringing a major wrestling event back to the Carolinas on Thanksgiving weekend as well as bringing in legends and multiple past champions from the WWE, WCW, TNA, ROH, ECW and NWA.”
Myers continued, “We expected last years event to be successful but it even surprised us. Nearly 1,500 wrestling fans packed the convention center. It was standing room only PLUS we raised $5,000 for charity. It wasn't a question of if we would bring it back but when we would bring it back. The wrestling fans spoke and we listened.
"Since the information about WrestleCade 2013 was released a few days ago, my representatives have been getting phone calls from past and current wrestling stars from all of the promotions like WWE, WWF, WCW, TNA, NWA, ECW and ROH just asking if they can be part of our show. This event promises to be better than last years! We are all excited”
Myers is also hoping to set an attendance record at the Benton Convention Center. This is one of the reasons why he chose this venue for the event: “Over the past few years, I’ve seen lots of great independent wrestling events held in smaller venues and barely have any attendance. When the Benton Convention Center contacted us and wanted us to hold WrestleCade FanFest and WrestleCade 2013 there, we were eager to return. Last year, the staff bent over backwards to make sure the event was perfect. Our goal for WrestleCade is 3,000+ wrestling fans alongside some of the world’s greatest wrestlers. We are confident that the event will be a complete sell out.”
The announcement that WrestleCade is coming back to Winston Salem also represents a great opportunity for local businesses to get involved and be seen by 3,000+ people who are sure to be travelling to downtown Winston Salem from all around the country and especially the Southeast. One of those businesses already pledging support is one of Myers’ other business ventures, Frank Myers Auto Maxx. Myers said, “With this being a family friendly show, the profits going directly to an awesome charity in addition to giving my dealership an opportunity to speak directly to potential customers..this is truly a win-win for all parties involved. I would like to encourage other local businesses to get involved. It’s inexpensive and is for a great cause.” Myers asked interested businesses to call him direct at 336-831-0646 for sponsorship, vendor and/or information about supporting WrestleCade.
It was also announced that WCWG 20, Brian Hawks and Frank Myers Auto Maxx are all coming on board as sponsors with others to be announced shortly.
Tickets for WrestleCade 2013 are on sale NOW with prices starting at just $10.00 each for general admission. Limited front row VIP Tables and corporate sponsorships are also available. Information at http://www.WrestleCade.com