List of professional wrestling conventions

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This is a list of professional wrestling conventions.

History[edit]

A professional wrestling fan convention typically features a professional wrestling promotion's talent and alumni autograph signings, interviews, fan activities, memorabilia displays, meet-and-greets, and matches. One of the oldest professional wrestling fan convention is Cauliflower Alley Club established in 1965.

Canada[edit]

Convention Years active Location Founder(s) Website Notes
Great Canadian Wrestling Expo 2005- Various Yes
Pro Wrestling Expo 2015- Various Yes

United Kingdom[edit]

Convention Years active Location Founder(s) Website Notes
London Wrestling Convention 2015- Grange Tower Bridge Hotel No [1]
Wrestle Expo UK 2015- Second City CrossFit Yes

United States[edit]

Convention Years active Location Founder(s) Website Notes
SummerSlam Axxess 2009-2013 Various Vince McMahon
WrestleCon 2005- Various Yes Held on WrestleMania weekend
WrestleMania Axxess 1999- Various Vince McMahon No
WrestleReunion 2005- Various Sal Corrente Yes [2][3][4]
Wrestling Fans International Association 1969-1983 Various Mike Gratchner
Diane Devine
Tom Burke
Don Wilson
No

East Coast[edit]

Convention Years active Location Founder(s) Website Notes
The Big Event 2011- Queens, New York Yes [5]
Eddie Gilbert Memorial Brawl 1996-1999 Cherry Hill, New Jersey Dennis Coraluzzo No Convention and banquet ceremony was held during the weekend of the shows.
Fan Slam Wrestling Convention 2004- Totowa, New Jersey Tommy Fierro Yes [6]
Hardcore Reunion 2009 Allentown, Pennsylvania Yes [7][8][9][10][11]
K&S Wrestlefest Wrestling Convention 2004- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Tri-State Area) Yes [12]
Legends of the Ring 1999- New Jersey Yes [13][14][15][16]
Memories, Moments and Mayhem Convention 2013- Delanson, New York In Your Face Wrestling Yes The convention is followed by a live In Your Face Wrestling event.
PWHF Induction Weekend Convention 2005- Amsterdam, New York Yes Convention is held at the annual induction ceremony.
RSPW Convention 1995 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rec.sport.pro-wrestling The first and only fan organized convention via internet newsgroup. It featured a Q&A session with the ECW roster in addition to a live wrestling event.[17][18][19]
Wrestling Spectacular 2012- Middletown, New York John Menechino
Lou Sabowski
Yes [20][21]
WrestleCade Weekend 2012- Winston-Salem, NC Tracy Myers, Brian Hawks, George South Yes WrestleCade Weekend began as a 1-day wrestling convention in 2012 and has turned into 6 family-friendly wrestling events held over the course of 3 days the weekend after Thanksgiving in Winston-Salem, NC. Featuring more than 100 wrestling stars from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

New England[edit]

Convention Years active Location Founder(s) Website Notes
New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and Fanfest 2008- Providence, Rhode Island Joseph Bruen Yes Convention is held at the annual induction ceremony.
Pro Wrestling Icons 2009- Cromwell, Connecticut Justin Credible No [22]

Southern United States[edit]

Convention Years active Location Founder(s) Website Notes
Atlanta Reunion Pro Wrestling Fanfest 2010- Atlanta, Georgia Yes The first-ever pro wrestling convention held in Atlanta.[23]
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest 2004- Charlotte, North Carolina Greg Price Yes A special edition of the NWA Fanfest, "Last Battle of Atlanta", was held at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel on August 3-7 2011.[24][25]
Superstars of Wrestling Fan Fest Weekend 2013- Rome, Georgia Yes

Southwest United States[edit]

Convention Years active Location Founder(s) Website Notes
Cauliflower Alley Club Wrestling Convention and Banquet 1965- Las Vegas, Nevada Mike Mazurki
Art Abrams
Yes
ClickJab Wrestling Fanfest 2014- Arizona ClickJab Entertainment Yes
Legends of Wrestling Fanfest 2009- Houston, Texas Booker T Yes [26][27]

West Coast[edit]

Convention Years active Location Founder(s) Website Notes
Women's Wrestling Convention 1998- San Diego David C. Jackson No
Wrestlefest 2009- Newark, California Kirk White Yes [28][29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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