Impact Wrestling issued the following press release to announce their return to the UK on September 9.
IMPACT Wrestling announced today a return to the U.K. as part of Britain’s biggest wrestling convention – Wrestling MediaCon 2018 – on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester.
The show marks IMPACT Wrestling’s first live event in the U.K. in more than two years, coming as part of a huge convention with some of the biggest names in professional wrestling and media coming together for a weekend of non-stop wrestling action and interactive fun.
“IMPACT Wrestling has always maintained a strong dedicated fan base in the U.K.,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “We are excited to be working closely with Trident Vision Media founder Alex Shane to bring an action-packed show to Manchester and we look forward to a phenomenal weekend of activities featuring IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest stars and some of the most passionate professional wrestling fans in the world.”
A subsidiary of Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions LLC, IMPACT Wrestling’s return to the U.K. will feature top stars such as IMPACT World Champion Austin Aries, Alberto El Patron, Johnny Impact, Eli Drake, Moose, Sami Callihan, Eddie Edwards and Matt Sydal. Matchups will be revealed in the coming months and all participants are subject to change.
Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will feature a full weekend of live wrestling shows, meet and greets with the stars, panel interviews and fan Q&As, signings, merchandise including hundreds of rare items, and much more. A host of special attractions will include the first-ever Wrestling Media Hall of Fame awards and a Screening Arena where fans can relax and watch hours of televised wrestling footage on the big screen. Everything takes place in three arenas over two days under one roof.
Tickets for IMPACT Wrestling’s live event on Sept. 9 will go on sale next month and can be purchased as standalone tickets or along with a Wrestling MediaCon ticket. Wrestling MediaCon attendees must purchase a separate ticket for the IMPACT show unless they are a Platinum VIP ticket holder.
Tickets for Wrestling MediaCon 2018 are available at www.wrestlingmediacon.com. Prices start at £22.50 for a standard one-day ticket. Two-day tickets, gold packages and Platinum VIP packages are also available.
For more information, visit www.impactwrestling.com.
Powell’s POV: While the announcement comes with the usual “card subject to change” disclaimer, it’s interesting that Alberto El Patron is advertised given that his contract is believed to be expiring soon. We will be looking for reports from this event so if you plan to go and want to help, email me at email@example.com.