AS I SEE IT 3/18: Wrestlemania week – Indy style

Well, it’s that time of year again: Wrestlemania and
Wrestlemania week. Every year, independent wrestling
promotions use the weekend to showcase their companies and
style of product. This year, companies from Canada, Germany,
and the UK are coming over to join the fun. Since PWBTS and
this blog try to talk about independent wrestling when and
wherever possible (meaning other than WWE), what I’ll write
about is limited to those events.
Unlike most years where shows were limited to two locations
with WrestleCon and WWN related set of events, 2019 has
events at multiple locations in two states, including MLW,
IMPACT, WWN/EVOLVE, and Wrestlecon, as well as other
locations where North Jersey based independents are holding
events.
If you’re making a weekend of it, you’ll need to do some
research on mass transit, which includes NJ Transit trains
and buses, PATH trains, MTA buses and subways in New York
City (and Long Island for MLW). You CAN get around to all
venues, but trying to drive in New York is nearly
impossible, and Uber and Lyft are likely to be smart enough
to use surge pricing.
So it’s going to require some work to figure out logistics
if you’re going to try going to multiple venues (and as
always, money). Here’s a start on that research:
* PATH information can be found at
https://www.panynj.gov/path and the RidePATH app.
* MTA information can be found at http://www.mta.info/ and
the MyMTA app.
* NJ Transit information can be found at
https://www.njtransit.com and the NJ Transit app.
The main venues for shows are:
* La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd, Woodside, NY – WWN events –
accessible by train and various MTA buses
* Hilton New York Midtown Ballroom, Manhattan and The Bell
House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn- WrestleCon events –
accessible by numerous bus and MTA trains for Hilton, F and
G trains/various MTA buses for The Bell House
* NYC Arena, 91-12 144th Place, Jamaica/Queens, NY –
IMPACT/Independent events – accessible by E train/various
MTA buses
* White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ –
Independent events – accessible by PATH trains from
Manhattan plus NJ Transit buses.
Events are spread over five days, most on April 4, 5, and 6,
with independent schedules allowing for those who want to
attend the WWE related events or the New Japan/ROH G1
Supercard at Madison Square Garden. Go to the promotional
sites following each show for individual information.
With the exception of AEW talent, literally every name
wrestler you can think of will be working anywhere on from
one to multiple shows this weekend, talent from all over
North America, Europe, and Japan.
Here’s a schedule, with events separated by venues, and
local independent events set aside (thanks to Philip Stamper
for the list)
Wednesday, April 3
– WrestlePro – Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E Milton Ave,
Rahway, NJ – M&G 6 pm, Event 8 pm -WrestleProOnline.com
– Battle Club – Brooklyn Stuy Dome, 312 Koscuiszko Street,
Brooklyn, NY – facebook.com/Battleclubpro
Thursday, April 4
– Powerbomb.TV/IWTV – White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave,
Jersey City, NJ – 12 pm –
facebook.com/powerbombtv
– Game Changer Wrestling – White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave,
Jersey City, NJ – 4 pm
– Inter Species Wrestling (Canada)- White Eagle Hall, 337
Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ – 8 pm –
facebook.com/interspecieswrestling
– Absolute Intense Wrestling – White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark
Ave, Jersey City, NJ – 11:59 pm – facebook.com/Aiwrestling
– Evolve (WWN Live) – La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd,
Woodside, NY – 12 pm – MoreThanMania.comthanks
– WXW (WWN Live) – La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd, Woodside,
NY – 4 pm – MoreThanMania.com
– DDT (WWN Live) – La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd, Woodside,
NY – 8 pm – MoreThanMania.com
– Destiny World Wrestling (Canada)/Fight Club Pro (UK)- NYC
Arena, 91-12 144th Place, Jamaica/Queens, NY – 3 pm –
facebook.com/destinywrestlingshow
– Impact Wrestling – NYC Arena, 91-12 144th Place,
Jamaica/Queens, NY – 8 pm – impactwrestling.com
– Major League Wrestling – Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd
Street, Long Island City, NY – 7 pm –
facebook.com/majorleaguewrestling
– WrestleCon Supershow (WrestleCon) – Hilton NewYork Midtown
Ballroom, New York City, NY – 7 pm -WrestleCon.com
Friday, April 5
– Chikara – White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave, Jersey City,
NJ – 12 noon – facebook.com/CHIKARAPRO/
– Black Label Pro – White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave, Jersey
City, NJ – 4 pm –
facebook.com/BlackLabelProWrestling
– Game Changer Wrestling – White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave,
Jersey City, NJ – 8 pm
– Blackcraft Wrestling – White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave,
Jersey City, NJ – 11:59 pm -facebook.com/blackcraftwrestling
– House of Glory/IPW UK – NYC Arena, 91-12 144th Place,
Jamaica, NY – 12 pm –
facebook.com/HouseOfGloryWrestlingSchool
– WrestleCon USA vs. The World (Wrestlecon)- Hilton New York
Midtown Ballroom, New York City, NY – 11 am – WrestleCon.com
– Rev Pro UK (WrestleCon) – Hilton New York Midtown
Ballroom, New York City, NY – 4 pm – WrestleCon.com
– Joey Ryan event (WrestleCon) -Hilton New York Midtown
Ballroom, New York City, NY – 8 pm -WrestleCon.com
– Major League Wrestling – Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd
Street, Long Island City, NY – 7 pm –
facebook.com/majorleaguewrestling
– Shimmer (WWN Live) – La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd,
Woodside, NY – 12 noon – MoreThanMania.com
– WWN SuperShow (WWN Live) – La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd,
Woodside, NY – 4 pm – MoreThanMania.com
Saturday, April 6
– International Wrestling Syndicate (Canada) – White Eagle
Hall, 337 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ – 4 pm –
facebook.com/IWSHardcore
– WrestlePro vs. Combat Zone Wrestling – Rahway Recreation
Center, 275 E Milton Ave, Rahway, NJ – meet and greet 6 pm,
show 8 pm – WrestleProOnline.com, CZWrestling.com
– House of Glory – NYC Arena, 91-12 144th Place, Jamaica, NY
– 8 pm –
facebook.com/HouseOfGloryWrestlingSchool
– Wrestling Revolver (WrestleCon) – Hilton New York Midtown
Ballroom, New York City, NY – 11 am -WrestleCon.com
– WWN Live Experience – The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY –
MoreThanMania.com
– MoreThanMania.com Wrap Up (WWN Live) – The Bell House, 149
7th Street, Brooklyn NY – 2 pm – MoreThanMania.com
– New Japan Pro Wrestling/Ring of Honor G1 Supercard – MSG,
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan, NY – 7:30 pm –
facebook.com/ringofhonor
Sunday, April 7
– Capitol Wrestling – Don Ricky Catering Hall, 37-39
Bloomfield Ave, Newark, NJ – 12 noon –
facebook.com/capitolwrestling
Until next time…
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