Florida Championship Wrestling’s Summer Slamarama Tour features 39 shows scheduled throughout Florida, including using 10 first time venues.
FCW, the home of future WWE divas and superstars, will deliver special surprise guest appearances. The guest list includes WWE superstar Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi (June 29-Melbourne) and WWE tag team champs R Truth and Kofi Kingston (July 13-Punta Gorda).
Each date will also highlight the superstars of NXT and offer fan giveaways, games and prizes.
FCW will continue to treat fans to autograph and photo stages with the superstars of NXT and WWE, opportunities for fans to get in the ring during “Dancing with the Superstars” contests and host sizzling hot diva swimsuit competitions.
The first 300 fans at each Summer Slamarama Tour stop will receive a pack of FCW Summer Slamarama trading cards.
The FCW roster has 15 international superstars, a handful of second and third generation superstars and the son of multiple-time Grammy Award winner Kris Kristofferson.
Florida wrestling legend Steve Keirn, the CEO and President of FCW, said this tour, which runs from June until the end of August, is the single biggest undertaking in FCW history.
Bill DeMott (WWE, Deep South, WCW), the new head trainer of FCW, is also chomping at the bit to get things started. Demott, one of the stars of USA Network’s former highly-rated program “WWE Tough Enough,” is extremely enthusiastic about the electricity and excitement in FCW.
FCW Summer Slamarama Tour continues:
June 15-Palatka-Palatka Armory
June 16-Crystal River-Crystal River Armory
June 20-Orlando-Orlando Armory
June 22-Winter Haven-Winter Haven Armory
June 23-Lake City-Florida Gateway College
June 29-Melbourne-Melbourne Auditorium
June 30-St. Augustine-Lance Armory
July 6-Eustis-Lake County Fairgrounds Expo Hall
July 13-Punta Gorda-Charlotte Harbor Event Center
July 14-Brooksville-Brooksville Armory
July 20-Deland-Volusia County Fairgrounds
July 21-Starke-Starke Armory
July 25-Orlando-Orlando Armory
July 27-Fort Pierce-Fenn Center
July 28-Melbourne-Melbourne Auditorium
For all events, doors open 6:30 p.m. with bell time 7:30 p.m.
• For nearly half a century, Florida Championship Wrestling has been the Sunshine State’s primary wrestling promotion. Now officially sanctioned and recently reorganized by WWE, FCW has become the training ground for future WWE superstars.
Under the tutelage and leadership of Florida wrestling legend Steve Keirn, FCW’s goal for the fans is simple: To give them a glimpse at the potential superstars of tomorrow, while providing exciting ring action that leaves the entire family with smiles on their faces.
The key objective within FCW is to train the next generation of WWE superstars. FCW takes enormous pride in its live events, and in promoting tryouts at the organization’s Tampa location to showcase young men and women interested in a career as a sports entertainment.
WWE superstars from FCW include Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston Ted DiBiase, Primo Colon, Ezekiel Jackson, Evan Bourne, Sheamus, Tyler Reks, Abraham Washington, Alicia Fox, Alberto Del Rio, Drew McIntyre, Tyson Kidd, Natalya, Hunico, Derrick Bateman and more.
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• Former WWE superstar John Bradshaw Layfield will attempt to climb the Seven Summits and raise money for the children of Bermuda
JBL will plant a Bermuda flag on top of the highest peak of every continent. His first climb will be Sunday, June 17 on Mt. Elbrus. The tremendous effort will occur over a two-year period.
JBL, a former pro football player, had an outstanding pro wrestling career in the ring and at the broadcast table. The former WWE champ has a mind for business -- money matters and stocks. He’s penned financial type books and is currently an analyst on the FOX Business Network.
JBL also runs Beyond Rugby Bermuda.
All proceeds will benefit the Family Centre of Bermuda.
Family Centre is an internationally accredited Bermuda charity. Since 1995, it has provided early intervention services to children who are suffering from family-based problems such as abuse, neglect and other emotional challenges. Through specialized programs and prevention initiatives, the centre provides families with the skills they need to be successful and to sustain that success for future generations.