Former WWE Champion, 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee Joins William Shatner, Ralph Macchio Other Celebs At Pop Culture Festival At Minneapolis Convention Center
One of the most influential stars in WWE history will make his first Wizard World appearance when WWE® Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior™ attends the inaugural Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con on Saturday, May 3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The legendary Superstar will join notable celebrities like William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy) and Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny) at the event.
The Ultimate Warrior was one of the most iconic and exciting Superstars in WWE history. When the distinctive ring entrance music of Warrior hit, he would burst out of the dressing room and sprint towards the ring, causing a frenzy of excitement amongst WWE fans. Inside the squared circle, Warrior was responsible for many of the most memorable moments in WWE history.
In 1988 at the inaugural SummerSlam®, he defeated the Honkytonk Man™ in record time to win his first of two Intercontinental Championships. In 1990, Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan™ to become WWE Champion at WrestleMania® VI in one of the most exciting matches in WrestleMania history. Warrior would continue to captivate audiences around the world with epic encounters against WWE Legends such as Undertaker® and Randy Savage™. After a storied career that also saw him compete in WCW®, Warrior stepped away from the ring in 1998. Last year, he was featured in the WWE 2K14 video game as a downloadable character, giving the next generation of WWE fans a chance to “feel the power of the Ultimate Warrior.”
“I can’t wait for my first Wizard World appearance! I’ll tell you that right now I’ll be as excited as any fan in attendance. My Ultimate Warrior fans mean the world to me. My total and absolute focus while I am there is to have each and every one of them know it. No one interacts with their fans like I do. No one. And at Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con, I promise to prove the truth of this bold claim one more spectacular time. It’s going to be awesome!” said Ultimate Warrior.
“Ultimate Warrior was the premier entertainer to a generation of WWE fans across the world,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “He represents everything that was exciting, thrilling and exhilarating to every kid who watched in amazement at his skill, talent and physique and we are thrilled to have him in Minneapolis.”
Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Arrow), Gilbert Gottfried (Problem Child, Beverly Hills Cop II), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Stars Earn Stripes”) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con. It is the seventh of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. Show hours are Friday, May 2, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
Wizard World 2014-15 Schedule
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con
January 9-11,2015 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
January 23-25, 2015 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
June 19-21, 2015 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con