WWE returns to Miami for the WWE SmackDown televised live event at the American Airlines Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Ticket prices are $95, $65, $45, $30 and $20. Additional fees may apply. Tickets will be available for purchase via Ticketmaster and on certain days/times at the AAA box office.
• RAW on Monday, Jan. 7 will occur at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Ticket prices are $95, $65, $45, $30 and $20. Additional fees may apply. Tickets will be available for purchase via TicketMaster and on certain days/times at Tampa Bay Times Forum box office.
• Tickets for WrestleMania 29 on Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey are scheduled to go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov 10. Tickets will be available for purchase via Ticketmaster.
Vader to wrestle at Ring Warriors show
Former WCW champ and WWE superstar Vader will headline an NWA Ring Warriors show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the German American Clubhouse, 6401 Washington St., (South Florida) Hollywood.
Vader, who recently appeared on WWE Monday Night RAW for one of the Heath Slater One Man Band segments, will face former TNA wrestler Jesse Neal.
The card also includes former WWE tag champs The Headbangers, The Marquee Bruce Santee, second generation wrestler Wes Brisco, Billy Fives, Johnny Vandal, Chance Prophet, The Red Devil Fight Team, Vordell Walker, Tommy Vandal, Iceman Buck Q, Cassidy Riley, La Rosa Negra, Sienna Duvall and Steve Moose Madison.
Tickets advance online (VIP $15, GA $10) or at the door (VIP $20, GA $15). Call 954-828-2162. Visit www.nwaringwarriors.com.
WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr. show in Ocala
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Brisco and Osamu Nishimura were featured at a recent press conference at the Hilton Hotel in (Central Florida) Ocala.
Nishimura watched Funking Conservatory athletes perform under the direction of WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr. Nishimura also officiated the main event -- Cory Wild Weston against Shane Chung later that night. After the controversial ending to the match, Nishimura was confronted by Chung and settled the issue with a well placed forearm uppercut that led to a temper tantrum by Chung and a pier six brawl.
• Brisco will be the special guest for the next !BANG! TV taping Support Your Troops 81 Fall Brawl on Saturday, Sept. 15 in Ocala. Tickets are online at http://www.dory-funk.com.
• On !BANG! TV at http://www.dory-funk.com watch the press conference and coverage of Funking Conservatory athletes performing for Nishimura.
Also Funk Jr. and Brisco discuss the history of the Funks vs. the Briscos.
• Join Dory and Marti Funk on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube - http://www.dory-funk.com/bt-20.html.
Helping the hearing impaired
Wrestling with Subtitles is a campaign that is trying to gather the attention of pro wrestling/sports entertainment companies to start including subtitles on their DVDs, Blu-Rays and other media releases.
Wrestling with Subtitles was formed by Max Zalesk, an American sign language student and avid wrestling fan in Seattle. Within days of its creation, the campaign (headed on social media site Twitter) caught the attention of WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler. Within a week, the cause had more than 100 followers including American Sign Language Comedian Keith Wann, TNA Knockout and former WWE diva Gail Kim and WWE superstar Jack Swagger.