The stars of Preston City Wrestling and Ring of Honor collide this weekend in one of the biggest events in British wrestling history.
PCW is hosting four shows over three days featuring the cream of the UK’s grappling scene and the rising talent of the American independent promotion at Evoque in Church Street.
Ring of Honor (ROH) is the third largest professional wrestling company in the United States.
The company is where household names like Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins and Antonio Cesaro built their reputation and a breeding ground for the megastars of tomorrow.
Among those appearing in Preston will be the current ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe, his tag team partner and brother Mark Briscoe, the ROH World Tag Team Champions reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish) and former ROH World Champions Adam Cole, Roderick Strong and Michael Elgin.
They will go head to head with PCW’s homegrown performers including the TNA British Bootcamp 2 finalists Dave Mastiff, Noam Dar, Mark Andrews and Rampage Brown, plus the likes of Martin Kirby, Joey Hayes, El Ligero, Bubblegum and the PCW Tag Team Champions Team Single (T-Bone and Brown).
The four shows will also feature a host of ex-WWE Superstars, including in-ring performances from PCW Heavyweight Champion Chris Masters, Lance Storm, Brodus Clay, and Paul London.
And as if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a guest appearance from six-time world champion Booker T, and one half of arguably the greatest tag team of all time, Animal from the Road Warriors aka the Legion of Doom.
PCW owner Steven Fludder said: “It is a great achievement for us to make this deal work for both parties and I feel the greatest benefit will be seen by the fans who attend.
“With interest from all over Europe it will be great to welcome ROH to Preston and show them how hard we try to be the best we can be.
“Just to be associated with ROH is a massive coup for PCW and we really hope this is just the beginning, as we could really help promote each other to overseas markets.”
Limited tickets are available for the fourth show on Sunday, which starts at 11.30am.
Friday’s show, from 6.45pm, Saturday’s afternoon offering, from 12.30pm, and Saturday night’s event, from 6.30pm, are all sold out.
However, PCW is still selling tickets for the weekend on a reserve list at PCWtickets@hotmail.com
The joint-event will later be available to view on PCW’s on-demand service and highlights will be shown by ROH back in America.
The spectacular weekender also features a range of entertainment for when fans catch their breath from all the in-ring action.
Friday night’s presentation will be followed by I Am The Tag Team Champions, an over 18s only comedy show at 11pm, featuring the acclaimed duo of Chris Brooker and Billy Kirkwood, plus some surprise guests. There will then be a late PCW afterparty.
Saturday’s afternoon show will be followed by a meet and greet with the international stars and a Q&A session, while Saturday night’s event is followed by another over 18s only afterparty.
Sunday’s show at the nightclub in Church Street will also be followed by a meet and greet with ROH talent plus Chris Masters, Uhaa Nation and Paul London.
For the full list of matches, more information and tickets visit http://www.prestoncitywrestling.com
For more information and tickets visit http://www.prestoncitywrestling.com