Six ex-WWE Superstars including former world champion Alberto Del Rio are set to face the best British talent on Preston City Wrestling’s roster.
The Road To Glory Weekender will feature the Mexican aristocrat plus tag team great Matt Hardy, former WWE Intercontinental Champion John Morrison, South Africa’s Justin Gabriel, comic star Eugene and ‘The Masterpiece’ Chris Masters.
PCW is hosting three shows, taking place on Friday, March 13 and the afternoon and evening of Saturday, March 14, at Evoque in Church Street.
A huge 16-man knockout tournament gets underway on Friday, offering the winner a shot at the PCW Heavyweight Championship.
Del Rio takes on one half of the PCW Tag Team Champions, T-Bone.
Son of the noted luchador Dos Caras and a nephew of Mil Máscaras, Del Rio, real name José Alberto Rodríguez, is part of one of the most well-known Mexican wrestling families.
He captured four world titles during a four-year tenure with WWE, during which time he also won the 2011 Royal Rumble.
T-Bone meanwhile is a former PCW Heavyweight Champion and a part of the seemingly unconquerable Team Single.
PCW Cruiserweight Champion Bubblegum faces Manchester’s Ashton Smith and Yorkshire’s Martin Kirby takes on an as-yet unconfirmed opponent.
Two former PCW Heavyweight Champions will be in the ring when long-time rivals Lionheart and Joey Hayes square off.
Gabriel, a former WWE Tag Team Champion, will have to be at his best to defeat ‘The Mexican Sensation’ El Ligero.
The juggernaut Dave Mastiff takes on the East End butcher Sha Samuels.
The other half of the PCW Tag Team Champions, Team Single’s Rampage Brown, tackles Matt Hardy, who along with his brother Jeff redefined tag team wrestling in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
In a match that promises to be a whirlwind of action, Morrison, who lit up PCW when he visited Preston in 2012, duels with ‘The Aerial Assassin’ William Ospreay.
The next two shows will feature matches resulting from the initial bouts.
Elsewhere on the Saturday night card, The Hooligans, of the famous Knight family, take on Scotland’s former PCW Tag Team Champions Fight Club.
And in women’s competition, the devious Viper battles the ‘Gold Coast Golden Girl’ Toni Storm.
Doors open at 6pm for the opening show, with first bell at 6.45pm.
Friday will also feature late night entertainment in the form of I Am The Tag Team Champions 2, an over 18s comedy show starring Chris Brooker and Billy Kirkwood, plus some surprise guests.
There will then be a late night PCW afterparty from 12.30pm.
Doors for the second show on Saturday open at 11.15am, with first bell at 11.45am.
There will be a meet and greet at 3pm, followed by a Q&A session.
The third shows starts at 6.30pm and is followed by another late PCW afterparty, from 10pm.
For tickets and more information visit www.prestoncitywrestling.com