The WWE NXT Live Tour makes its annual visit to Miami at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30 for the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition.
WWE NXT Live will showcase eight matches and include WWE guest appearances with an autograph signing at 7 p.m.
WWE superstars and divas signing autographs are Brodus Clay, The Prime Time Players (Titus O’Neil and Darren Young) and Naomi. Talent subject to change.
A fun, family friendly environment, NXT conducts a pre-show meet-n-greet at each event. Fans can get autographs and photos with future WWE superstars and divas and current ones, too.
As the official developmental system of WWE, nearly 50 superstars and divas currently on the WWE roster traveled through the doors of NXT, formerly FCW, to hone their craft.
They include Aksana, Wade Barrett, Evan Bourne, Daniel Bryan, Camacho, Cameron, Antonio Cesaro, Brodus Clay, Johnny Curtis (Fandango), Bo Dallas, Ted DiBiase, Alberto Del Rio, Epico, Alicia Fox, Justin Gabriel, Hunico, Kaitlyn, Tyson Kidd, Big E. Langston, AJ Lee, Brad Maddox, Jinder Mahal, Michael McGillicutty, Drew McIntyre, Rosa Mendes, Naomi, Natalya, Titus O’Neil, David Otunga, Primo, Ricardo Rodriguez, Alex Riley, Damien Sandow, Sheamus, Skip Sheffield (Ryback), Heath Slater, Tamina Snuka, Jack Swagger, Yoshi Tatsu, Jey and Jimmy Uso and Darren Young.
• NXT at The Fair will be a Homecoming for South Florida’s Conor O’Brian of The Ascension and Norman Smiley.
O’Brian, 33, who was trained by Rusty Brooks, Soulman Alex G and Smiley at Four Star Championship Wrestling in Hollywood, attended Coconut Creek High School. A solid talent, O’Brian later improved through WWE developmental Deep South in Georgia and FCW in Tampa before transitioning into NXT.
YouTube video interview with WWE NXT’s Conor O’Brian at the Jim Varsallone (jimmyv3 channel)
YouTube video promo with WWE NXT’s Conor O’Brian at the Jim Varsallone (jimmyv3 channel)
Smiley, 48, a former WCW wrestler, Florida star and international success, works behind the scenes for WWE with NXT. Also known as Black Magic and Lord Norman, he is a 1984 Miami Beach Senior High School grad, and his Big Wiggle in wrestling circles was a fan favorite.
NXT is under the direction of Steve Keirn, the Lon Chaney Jr. of wrestling. Keirn, 61, is a former WWF, Southeastern United States and international star as well as Florida legend. The American Dream Dusty Rhodes, Gerald Brisco, Ricky The Dragon Steamboat, Bill DeMott, Jim Ross, Joey Mercury, Terry Taylor, Robbie Brookside, Sara Del Ray and Billy Gunn are also involved in the growth of NXT talent.
• YouTube video interviews with WWE NXT top prospects Bray Wyatt and Jason Jordan at the Jim Varsallone (jimmyv3 channel)
• The NXT divas feature top prospects Audrey Marie and Paige along with newcomer Charlotte, the daughter of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
YouTube video intro of the WWE NXT divas at the Jim Varsallone (jimmyv3 channel)
• WWE NXT tapes shows monthly for international distribution at Full Sail University in (Central Florida) Winter Park.
• NXT at The Fair is included in the price of Fair admission.
The Fair is on Coral Way (SW 24th Street) at 112th Avenue. Gates open on weekdays at 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at noon; Spring Break (March 22-29) at noon. General admission $10. Free admission for children age 5 and younger. Admission for active duty and retired military personnel $5 during weekdays (with military ID). Parking is free. Preferred parking is $15 per vehicle. Space is limited.
The Fair also offers many amenities for families, including stroller and wheelchair rental, lost & found, paved walkways, convenient sitting areas, lush landscape, diaper changing facilities/restrooms and more. Sponsors include KIA MOTORS, Pepsi and Sedano’s Supermarkets.
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, known for generations as The Youth Fair, is a private, not-for- profit organization that has donated more than $10 million in scholarships, awards and cash premiums to Miami-Dade students and is dedicated to supporting education and South Florida agriculture.
The Fair is now through March 31. For information visit www.fairexpo.com or call 305-223-7060.
• Upgrade your Experience with VIP Tickets
VIP Tickets for Saturday’s Live Show called the Ultimate LIVE! Experience package is $49.99 and includes:
Meet-n-greet and digital photo with artist. Find your photo at facebook.com/miamidadefair
VIP seat in the Ultimate LIVE! seating area
Admission ticket to The Fair
Sixteen ride coupons
Ultimate LIVE! Experience lanyard
Quantities are limited