Wizard World fans at four upcoming shows will have the opportunity to meet 11 of the most popular WWE Superstars, WWE Divas and WWE Hall of Famers. WWE Champion John Cena® (Austin), WWE Superstar CM Punk® (Chicago; Nashville), WWE Superstar Sheamus® (Columbus, Ohio), WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler™ (Chicago), WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee™ (Chicago), WWE Divas The Bella Twins™ (Austin), WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat™ and The Shield™ (WWE U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose and WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) (Chicago) will attend the pop culture events from August through November.
The seven stars at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 8-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., represents the largest WWE presence ever at Wizard World.
All will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops. Most will also conduct interactive question and answer panels for fans in attendance; fans should visit wizardworld.com prior to each show for schedule information.
“We are thrilled to have iconic WWE Superstars like John Cena and CM Punk join new Wizard World cities so our fans can meet these larger-than-life personalities,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World President and CEO. “It shows our commitment to the fans that Wizard World continues to bring out the best and most popular, high-interest guests to our events.”
They join standout celebrity rosters at Wizard World events that includes comics legend Stan Lee (all four shows),”Man of Steel” star Michael Shannon (Chicago),”The Walking Dead” headliner Norman Reedus (all four shows), pop culture icon William Shatner (Ohio),“Arrow” and “Torchwood” star John Barrowman (Chicago),“Batman” Adam West (Nashville) and dozens more.
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will be the fifth of eight events on the 2013 calendar, which also includes shows in Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22), Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 18-20) and Austin, Texas (Nov. 22-24). Wizard World has also scheduled four 2014 dates: Portland, Ore. (Jan. 24-26), New Orleans (Feb. 7-9), St. Louis (April 4-6) and Philadelphia (June 19-22).
Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, music, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (wizardworld.com) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, creators, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, workshops, and costume contests.
CM Punk demanded an explanation from Paul Heyman on Raw, but what he got instead was a slew of injuries at the hands of Brock Lesnar.
Moments after The Straight Edge Superstar vowed retribution against Heyman for betraying him at Money in the Bank, the mad scientist summoned Lesnar to tear Punk to pieces. The Anomaly rammed Punk into the steel ring post, tossed him into the ringside barrier and capped off his assault with an F-5 onto the announce table, and according to WWE medical officials, the damage to Punk was severe.
In what sounds more like an injury report from a car crash than a fistfight, medical officials have told WWE.com that Punk suffered whiplash and strained ligaments in his left knee and right ankle. Punk’s ribs are also bruised, potentially broken, as a result of the attack.
One thing that remained unbroken was the former WWE Champion’s spirit, as Punk managed to make it to his feet following Lesnar’s rampage. But whether his body matches the strength of his heart in a seemingly inevitable confrontation remains to be seen. Stay with WWE.com for more on Punk’s condition.