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By Mike Johnson on 2019-01-22 19:04:00

The 80s Wrestling Con issued the following:


It was a time where everyone was larger than life. Where you cheered on your favorites to defeat the evil villain. It was cool. It was hip. It was pop culture. It was Rock N' Wrestling. There were figures, posters, pictures, a cartoon, magazines, coloring books, school notebooks and folders. Don't forget ice cream bars, shirts, thumb wrestlers, pencils, pajamas, wrestling buddies, board games, and monthly events in a town near you. It could have been in an arena, a high school, or a rec center. One thing was for sure though- it was everywhere. It was 80's Wrestling.

We will be celebrating that time period on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 in Freehold, NJ at iPlay America with 80's Wrestling Con from 10am-5pm. Over twenty 80's Superstars will be appearing at the event, including Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Bruce "Brother Love" Prichard, Wendi Richter, Ken Patera, King Kong Bundy, The Nasty Boys (Knobbs & Sags),  Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, "Cowboy" Bob Orton, "The Doctor of Style" Slick, The Powers of Pain (Warlord & Barbarian), "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas, Rocky Johnson, "The Genius" Lanny Poffo, Koko B. Ware, The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika), Paul Roma, and Jim Powers. 

All the 80's Superstars will be signing autographs and taking photos with the fans. We have the 80's Wrestling Fan Dream Experience VIP Package now available. For $299, you will receive (21) autograph ops and (21) photo ops with Roberts, Steamboat, Prichard, Richter, Patera, Bundy, Nasty Boys, Valentine, Orton, Slick, Powers of Pain, Atlas, Johnson, Poffo, Ware, Wild Samoans, Roma, and Powers. That includes admission into the Con. It's savings of $275. Individual prices for each star for autographs and pictures are located on our website. We strongly suggest purchasing your tickets in advance for both VIP Packages and individual autograph/photo ops, to avoid long lines the day of the event.

Speaking of the 80's Wrestling Fan Dream Experience VIP Package- anyone that orders one will be entered into a raffle for the chance to eat lunch at 80's Wrestling Con with Bruce "Brother Love" Prichard. Are you a huge fan of his podcast Something To Wrestle With? Well if you win, you will have the chance to tell him and ask him questions about his amazing career while eating lunch together.

One of the Main Events of 80's Wrestling Con will be our Ultimate 80's Wrestling Auction. We will have tons of awesome items from the 80's that you have the chance of winning, including a sealed Von Erich Family board game, 1985 Hulk Hogan baseball cap, 80's WWF hooded jacket, 1985 WWF vending machine sticker set, Coliseum Video WrestleMania 1-3, Hulk Hogan cake pan, WWF View Master, 1985 WWF Tablecloth, WWF Classic Trading Cards, sealed WrestleMania VCR game, Hulk Hogan laundry bag, sealed Hulk Hogan eraser, sealed Bret "The Hitman" Hart sunglasses, and so much more. You can see all the items pictured and the rules of the auction on our website under Ultimate 80's Wrestling Auction.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 80's Wrestling Question & Answer Session, presented by Megalopolis Toys will be one of the big featured attractions at 80's Wrestling Con and is free to attend. The moments of 80's wrestling will last forever and now some of the biggest stars that made those moments will sit down and talk about them. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Ken Patera, Wendi Richter, and more will be joining the panel. 

Pro Wrestling Illustrated was such huge part of 80's Wrestling and they will be a big part of 80's Wrestling Con as well. PWI will be asking their readers and followers over the next few months what were the three greatest 80's covers they ever released. Pro Wrestling Illustrated will reveal the three Greatest PWI 80's Covers live at 80's Wrestling Con on April 27th.

Vendor guests already scheduled to appear include Barry Horowitz and Gary Michael Cappetta.

Other fun attractions at 80's Wrestling Con include The Greg "The Hammer" Valentine Figure Four Challenge, Koko B. Ware performing Piledriver live on stage, and more still to be announced!

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