Professional wrestling superstars and their fans have descended upon Orlando for April 2’s WrestleMania at the Citrus Bowl, and WWE is currently holding community outreach events across the city in honor of WrestleMania 33 Week. [Read more…]
Just in time for April’s WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Hulk Hogan’s Beach Shop Orlando is coming to International Drive. [Read more…]
By Gerry Strauss, Photos by Shelley Caran, onthegoinmco.com
Move over, Mickey … Triple H and his World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) cohorts are expanding their presence in Orlando.
Earlier today, The WWE, represented by Paul “Triple H” Levesque, alongside Florida Governor Rick Scott, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and key members of WWE management, held a press conference at the Forsyth Central Commerce Park in Orlando to officially announce the impending opening of the “WWE Global Performance Center”. [Read more…]
TNA Wrestling has announced they will soon be leaving Universal Orlando to film their television shows at different cities around the U.S. The last two shows to be taped in the Universal Soundstage known as the “Impact Zone” will be Feb. 28 and March 7, 2013. [Read more…]
Here’s an interesting e-mail that recently came across my inbox. Tomorrow night, March 4, Micro Championship Wrestling will invade Universal Studios for an “unbelievable night of absolutely insane action. From the world’s smallest wrestler, Demo, to the world’s largest midget, Meatball, the baddest little men and women on the planet will be in action.” Pro wrestling’s Erik Bischoff will also make an appearance.
(I’m not sure if it’s politically correct to call the wrestlers midgets, but those are the words of the organizers of the event, not Orlando Attractions Magazine.)
If you’d like to be a part of the audience for this first ever MCW televised event, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets are free, but limited. Be sure to include your full name and amount in your party. Put “Micro Wrestling” in the subject line.
The event will be held in Soundstage 21 at Universal Studios. You’ll need to line-up behind the Hard Rock Cafe, next to the Blue Man Group entrance by 5 p.m. If you show your CityWalk parking receipt, they’s reimburse you the $14 for parking. But even if you can’t make it by 5 p.m., it’s OK to show up late, as they’ll keep loading people in. It’s expected to last until about 7:30 p.m.
They’re also asking that you dress like you are going out to a club. No need for a tie or heels, just look camera ready. No logos of any kind on your clothing please.
Wrestling fans will be able to be part of a rally/party celebrating wrestling legend Hulk Hogan’s new partnership with TNA Wrestling. Starting at 5 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, the Hulkster, along with syndicated radio talk show host Bubba the Love Sponge, will be meeting fans at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Universal CityWalk.
Hulk Hogan recently joined TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Wrestling and this will be his first TNA appearance in Orlando. TNA records their weekly Spike TV “Impact!” wrestling show in one of the soundstages at Universal Studios. Hogan’s first live appearance on “Impact!” will be a special live, three-hour episode airing at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. The show will also feature many special guests.
If there’s just not enough violence for you in all the holiday happenings around Orlando, TNA Wrestling has you covered. TNA iMPACT! television tapings and pay-per-view shows are held regularly at Universal Studios. But they’re giving away a free gift for their Dec. 7, 8 and 21 TV tapings. Every person who is in attendance for these three show will receive a free TNA Wrestling DVD at the conclusion of the show. Tickets are free for both guests of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks, as well as the public.
The TNA shows recorded at Universal are shown each Thursday night on SpikeTV. (TNA stands for Total Nonstop Action.) The tapings are located at SoundStage 21 next to the Hard Rock Cafe. Doors open at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome although I’d give a PG13 rating to the live shows. For more information on seating and parking, call the Universal Orlando Resort “iMPACT!” hotline at (407) 224-6000.