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Wrestling MediaCon 2018

Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will see some of the biggest names in pro wrestling and pro wrestling media come together for a weekend of non-stop wrestling action and interactive fun.

Fans have the chance to enjoy a full weekend of live wrestling shows, meet and greets with the stars, panel interviews and fan Q&As, signings, stalls with stacks of wrestling merchandise including hundreds of rare items and much much more!

Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will also feature the EXCLUSIVE return to Britain of LIVE action from IMPACT Wrestling – one of the world’s biggest wrestling companies on Sunday, September 9 – PLUS an incredible two-day tournament from Revolution Pro Wrestling – one of the UK’s most exciting promotions.

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for Revolution Pro Wrestling’s live two-day tournament on September 8 and 9 from www.ringsideworld.co.uk

A host of special attractions at Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will include the first ever Wrestling Media Hall of Fame awards.

And all of this takes place in three arenas over two days under one roof.
This is your chance to be part of the ultimate live wrestling convention experience in the UK so don’t miss out!

When is Wrestling MediaCon 2018?
Saturday September 8 2018 and Sunday September 9 2018

Where is Wrestling MediaCon 2018?
Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Manchester, M17 1EH

Who will appear at Wrestling MediaCon 2018?
Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will welcome a star-studded line-up of some of the biggest names in pro wrestling and pro wrestling media. The world’s biggest wrestling YouTubers, podcasters and personalities will be in attendance doing live shows, collaborations, Q&As, photo shoots and fan meet and greets.
We have many huge names to announce and here are the first to confirm attendance at Wrestling MediaCon 2018!

Sean Waltman from AfterBuzz TV
Former star of WWE, WCW and TNA best known as X-Pac, and now host of AfterBuzz TV – ‘the ESPN of TV talk’

Dave Meltzer
The editor of leading pro wrestling publication and vital source of inside information The Wrestling Observer and regarded by many as the most influential man in wrestling media history

Colt Cabana and The Art of Wrestling
One of the world’s biggest names and popular stars from independent wrestling and host of the acclaimed podcast The Art of Wrestling

Nick Aldis
The current NWA World Heavyweight Champion and former IMPACT World Heavyweight Champion.

Don Callis
Top commentator, manager, executive vice president of IMPACT Wrestling and one of the great minds in pro wrestling today from the Killing the Town podcast

WrestleTalk
Oli Davis and Luke Owen from Britain’s online wrestling media giant

Cultaholic
The entire team from the wrestling digital media phenomenon including Adam, Ross, Jack and Sam

Findlay Martin
The highly knowledgeable wrestling author and writer best known as editor of the UK’s longest running wrestling magazine Power Slam

Maffew from Botchamania
The man behind the world famous on-line wrestling blooper series

Dave Lagana
Former WWE and TNA writer and current NWA producer

Joe Hendry
Pro wrestler, TV commentator, Commonwealth Games competitor and Twitch star

Patrick Lennon
The only wrestling journalist in the UK’s national press for 15 years as the writer of The Daily Star’s weekly Fighting Talk column, also known as a host of WrestleTalk TV on Challenge

PLUS Inside the Ropes, Wrestling Memes, Brian ‘The Influencer’ Zane from Wrestling with Wregret, Wrestling Shorts and many more!

Three arenas, two days, one roof
Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will be split into a Convention Arena, Live Stage Arena and Wrestling Arena.

Our huge Convention Arena will contain meet and greets and vendor stalls
Our Live Stage Arena will host live Q&As with our guests and live podcasts throughout the weekend.

And the Wrestling Arena will host full LIVE wrestling shows from:

Impact Wrestling who will return to the UK for the first time in almost three years LIVE and EXCLUSIVE at Wrestling MediaCon on Sunday, September 9.

ABOUT IMPACT WRESTLING
IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Austin Aries, Johnny Impact, Eli Drake, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Sami Callihan, Brian Cage, Pentagon Jr., Fenix, the high-flying X-Division, plus the lovely and lethal Knockouts, including Allie, Rosemary, Taya Valkyrie, Su Yung and Tessa Blanchard. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT!, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world, including Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Pop (a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate) in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, 5Spike in the United Kingdom, SuperSport in Africa and ranFIGHTING in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. IMPACT Wrestling also streams a 24-hour channel on Twitch.tv and is a top 10 sports video producer on YouTube with over 1.4 million subscribers, 36 million monthly views and 1.2 billion all-time views. IMPACT Wrestling’s parent company Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. launched the Global Wrestling Network (GWN) app in October 2017, showcasing over 3,000 hours of library programming and content from leading independent professional wrestling organizations around the world.

Revolution Pro Wrestling from the UK who will present an incredible two-day tournament on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9

There will also be LIVE regular wrestling matches during the weekend from:

NWA
One of the most historic names in worldwide professional wrestling will bring its critically acclaimed Ten Pounds of Gold series to Wrestling MediaCon 2018 to document the National Wrestling Alliance’s stars, fans and moments and will also present a special 30-minute show carrying forward the story, legacy and history of the NWA

NGW
Europe’s most televised wrestling brand with a worldwide TV show aired in 34 countries will be recording content for its brand new YouTube channel LIVE at Wrestling MediaCon 2018

Defiant Wrestling
Formerly known as WCPW, Europe’s biggest YouTube wrestling promotion and the world’s fastest growing online wrestling brand will present matches on both days of Wrestling MediaCon 2018

How to be part of Wrestling MediaCon 2018
To buy tickets and for more information visit www.wrestlingmediacon.com

Prices start at £22.50 for a standard one-day ticket with two-day tickets, gold and platinum VIP packages also available.

Tickets are also available from www.ringsideworld.co.uk

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Impact Wrestling issues open challenge to any UK promotion

IMPACT Wrestling has issued a blockbuster open challenge to any UK wrestling promotion to face them in an inter-promotional series at Wrestling MediaCon 2018.
Ed Nordholm, the President of IMPACT Wrestling, made the challenge today, just 24 hours before tickets go on sale for IMPACT’s huge return to the UK at the biggest wrestling fan convention ever to hit British shores.

IMPACT will put on a full show on Sunday, September 9 as part of MediaCon in Manchester and its stars want to face the best of British to find out who is the best.

“Since we last came to the UK almost three years ago, we have seen how much the UK wrestling scene has evolved,” said Nordholm.

“We are excited to return to the UK to demonstrate that IMPACT Wrestling has the best talent anywhere in the world, so we’re issuing an open challenge to any UK promotion to bring their best wrestlers to face the very best from IMPACT Wrestling on September 9 in Manchester.”

The organisers of Wrestling MediaCon 2018 said they are excited by the prospect of IMPACT Wrestling taking on a UK promotion.

“There are many fantastic UK promotions out there and we are expecting a lot of interest in this challenge from IMPACT Wrestling,” said a Wrestling MediaCon spokesman.

“We are committed to finding the best possible competition for the stars of IMPACT Wrestling in order to showcase the UK wrestling scene in the best possible light.”

Any UK promotions interested in accepting IMPACT Wrestling’s challenge are invited to contact Wrestling MediaCon at info@wrestlingmediacon.com.

Tickets for IMPACT Wrestling live at Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will go on sale at 10am UK time on Friday, May 25 from Ringside World at www.ringsideworld.co.uk.

For more information, visit www.wrestlingmediacon.com and www.impactwrestling.com

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NORTH Wrestling / NCL.10 / A New Error

It feels like only yesterday that Andrew Bowers and I sat down for a pint and discussed his upcoming first show ‘Brace Yourself’. At the time I remember loving his enthusiasm, being impressed by his plans (I loved the idea of a Championship cape) but being slightly concerned by the venue as at the time i had never been to an enjoyable show at The Riverside. Nearly two years after that first meeting and Andrew is ready to put on his tenth show and I have now attended nine very enjoyable shows at The Riverside. Continue reading

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ICW: Fight Club, live in Newcastle, 15/04/18

This Sunday at the Insane Champion Wrestling return to Newcastle for the first time in 2018 for ICW: Jimmy Nail’s Revenge II – The Revenge Of Jimmy Nail! ICW: Fight Club. This is the company’s last stop before their annual Barramania supershow. Their last Newcastle show, from September 2017, was one of the best shows I have attended and this one is shaping up to be equally brilliant. Continue reading

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NORTH Wrestling / NCL.9/ Let The Cannons Fly – Riverside Newcastle,10/03/18

Less than two months after running their biggest show NORTH Wrestling are returning to the Riverside next Saturday for NCL.9 / Let The Cannons Fly. This show is of course the follow up show from NCL.8 / I’m Tapped which is arguably the best show NORTH have held in their almost two year history, new performers debuted, old stars returned and of course there were some fantastic matches.

So without further ado let’s preview Let The Cannons Fly.
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NORTH WRESTLING NCL / 07 / Fire. Fire. Fire – 04/11/17, Riverside, Newcastle

Since their first show 17 months ago NORTH Wrestling have been bringing the best available talent to the Northeast to put on fantastic matches that are on par with anything available at other promotions. It has been a pleasure to work with the promotion and be lucky enough to attend all of their shows and we are very much looking forward to their upcoming show to watch what we are sure will be another brilliant event. Continue reading

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BWE Presents Reloaded 2017 #BWEHalifax – 14/10/17, North Bridge Leisure Centre

British Wrestling Entertainment are a wrestling promotion based in Yorkshire that have given themselves one simple goal. That goal is to offer the best family friendly wrestling on every show they run and from what we have seen if their product they are pretty damn good of achieving that goal. Don’t believe us then check out the perfect 5.0 on their Facebook. Continue reading

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ICW – The Infamous, 17/09/17, The O2 Academy, Newcastle

Newcastle is Insane Championship Wrestling’s home away from home. The city was the first place outside of Scotland to hold an ICW show and since then we have held more events then any other English town/city and this year we were lucky enough to host the company’s annual Square Go event. Wrestling fans in Newcastle always attend ICW shows in their droves and they are near enough to Scotland that a lot of the ICW faithful make the journey south of the border meaning that shows have a unique a blend of fans. Continue reading

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