The following is the latest press release of the event:
THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY FAN SLAM WRESTLING FAN FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THIS SATURDAY IN TOTOWA, NJ FEATURING OVER TWO DOZEN STARS AND TONS OF DIFFERENT EVENTS
–June 16th, 2008
The 15th Anniversary Fan Slam Wrestling Fan Festival takes place this Saturday, June 21st at the Holiday Inn in Totowa, NJ from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. It will feature appearances by Tomko, Al Snow, Scott “Scotty 2 Hotty” Taylor, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore, Daivari, Bill DeMott, John Cena Sr., Head Shrinker Samu, J.J. Dillon, Kevin Kelly, Axl Rotten, Howard Finkel, Jerry Jarrett, Balls Mahoney, “Freebird” Buddy Roberts, Awesome Kong, Angelina Love, Missy Hyatt, George Frankenstein, Crowbar, Danny Inferno, Nicole Bass, The Zombie, Davey O’ Hannon, and more. The event will be hosted by Judas Young and Bruno Steel.
There will also be a ton of different activities taking place at the convention, including: Pro Wrestling Tricky Tray, Pro Wrestling Jeopardy, The Developmental Debate, The John Cena Sr. Show, Shoot Interview with Tomko, So You Think You Can Book, Worm Contest, Wrestling Idol, and more. Wrestling fans will not only have the chance to meet and greet the superstars of wrestling, but they will also have the chance to enjoy themselves by participating in a ton of different activities throughout the day.
To sum Fan Slam up in a few words, it’s going to feel like going to an autograph show, flea market, summer camp, and game show all wrapped up into one. This event is a dream come true for wrestling fans and something they shouldn’t miss out on if they live in the Tri-State area. They will have the chance to shop around and purchase tons of different wrestling merchandise. They will get the chance to meet their favorite wrestling superstars. They will get the chance to interact with their favorite wrestler. They get the chance to play the first ever Pro Wrestling Tricky Tray game for a chance to win tons of rare and unique autographed items. They get the chance to battle other wrestling fans in a game to test their knowledge of wrestling history. They have the chance to sing their favorite wrestling them songs. Children get the chance to do the worm with Scott “Scotty 2 Hotty” Taylor. They get the chance to win lunch with J.J. Dillon by booking the greatest line-up in the history of wrestling. They also get the chance to leave the day with tons of memories that will last them a life time, which is the most important thing of all.
To top it all off, if you don’t live in the Tri-State area and can’t make it to Fan Slam live and in person, you can watch it live from your very own home! For the first time ever in the history of wrestling conventions, the 15th Anniversary Fan Slam Wrestling Fan Festival will be broadcasted live on WrestleZone.com. Wrestling fans from all around the world will get the chance to watch Fan Slam live! CBS Big Brother contestant, Eric Stein, will be hosting “Fan Slam: LIVE!” on Saturday, June 21st. The show will also be hosted by Chris Cash. The broadcast will be airing Pro Wrestling Jeopardy hosted by Kevin Kelly, the Worm Contest with Scott Taylor, Wrestling Idol, the Pro Wrestling Tricky Tray, live giveaways, tons of interviews with the guests of the event and much more! For further information on “Fan Slam: LIVE!” head over to WrestleZone.com.
Here is a breakdown on all of the information for the 15th Anniversary Fan Slam Wrestling Fan Festival this Saturday in Totowa, NJ:
OFFICIAL FAN SLAM 15TH ANNIVERSARY GUESTS:
—Former WWE Superstar and Head Trainer of OVW: Al Snow
VENDOR GUESTS APPEARING AT FAN SLAM:
—Legendary WWE Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel
–Legendary Wrestling Promoter: Jerry Jarrett
–Legendary Member of the Fabulous Freebirds: Buddy Roberts
–Current TNA Knockout Champion: Awesome Kong
–TNA Knockout: Angelina Love
–Former WWE/ECW Superstar: Balls Mahoney
–First Lady of Wrestling: Missy Hyatt
–Former WWF/ECW Superstar: Nicole Bass
–Former valet of Randy Savage in WCW: George Frankenstein
–Former WWWF Wrestler: Davey O’ Hannon
–Former WWWF Wrestler: “Irish” Terry Gunn
–Former WCW Supestar: Crowbar
–Former WWE Developmental Star: Danny Inferno
–From The First Episode of ECW on Sci-Fi: The Zombie
1ST EVER PRO WRESTLING TRICKY TRAY
Headlining the convention will be the first ever Pro Wrestling Tricky Tray. A Tricky Tray is really nothing more than a massive raffle. It’s also known as a “Chinese Auction.” You purchase sheets of tickets for the Tricky Tray and put them in whatever bucket you wish for the prizes that you would like to win. If they pick your ticket out of the bucket of that prize, you win that prize. You can put 1, 25, 50, or even 100 tickets into a bucket of any prize you want. It’s all up to you! This event is a dream come true for pro wrestling collectors!
Here is a listing of all of the unique autograph memorabilia that will be up for grabs in the first ever Pro Wrestling Tricky Tray at Fan Slam: Event used ladder signed by Jeff Hardy & Johnny Nitro from their Monday Night Raw 11/20/06 Match, Bruno Sammartino autographed robe, Rowdy” Roddy Piper autographed kilt, Sting autographed chair, Jake “The Snake” Roberts autographed tights, Iron Sheik autographed head dress, Brock Lesnar autographed MMA glove, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper autographed boxing glove, Rey Mysterio autographed mask, Bill Goldberg autographed football, Shawn Michaels autographed T-shirt, Autographed ECW One Night Stand program signed by Mick Foley, Joey Styles, Dudley Boys, Rhino, and Blue Meanie, Demolition (Ax & Smash) autographed trunks, Bret “Hitman” Hart autographed Classic Superstars figure, Mick Foley autographed Wanted Dead or Alive T-shirt, Chris Jericho autographed Lion’s Tale book, Rob Van Dam autographed RVD Dojo T-shirt, Kenta Kobashi autographed Pro Wrestling Noah DVD, Harley Race autographed Classic Superstars figure, Jerry “The King” Lawler autographed baseball, Carlito autographed T-shirt, Tough Enough 2 autographed T-shirt signed by Al Snow, Jackie Gayda, Linda Miles, Kenny, and Jake, B.G. James and Konnan autographed TNA figure, Sandman autographed action figure, Chris Jericho autographed action figure, Ron “The Truth” Killings autographed TNA figure, Dusty Rhodes autographed Classic Superstars figure 1/3000, Triple X autographed TNA figure, Paul Orndorff autographed Classic Superstars figure, Hillbilly Jim autographed Classic Superstars figure, Abyss autographed TNA figure, Jeff Jarrett autographed TNA figure, Americas Most Wanted autographed TNA figure, Nikolai Volkoff autographed Classic Superstars figure, Mr. Kennedy autographed action figure, Santino Marella autographed trading card, Lillian Garcia autographed photo, Christy Hemme autographed photo, Chyna Doll autographed photo, Honky Tonk Man autographed photo, Batista autographed photo, Ultimate Warrior autographed photo, Larry Zbyszko autographed photo, Pedro Morales autographed photo, Kurt Angle autographed photo, Sgt. Slaughter autographed photo, CM Punk autographed photo, Edge autographed photo, Nick Bockwinkel autographed photo, Mr. Kennedy autographed photo, and more! You can find photos of all of these items on FanSlamWrestling.com
Also for every one sheet of tickets you purchase for the Tricky Tray event, there will be one ticket on that sheet for a chance to win a very special door prize–yellow trunks signed by the one and only Hulk Hogan! There is (25) tickets on each sheet.
The Tricky Tray opens the 15th Anniversary Convention at 8:30 AM so make sure to get there early.
SUPER TICKET VIP ACCESS: THE JOHN CENA SR. SHOW
The John Cena Sr. Show will be a part of the Fan Slam Wrestling Fan Festival 15th Anniversary Convention. Mr. Cena will have Scott Taylor, Nick Dinsmore, and Daivari on the show as his guests. What does Mr. Cena have in store for both his guests and you the fans? One thing is for sure, this talk show is going to be a classic! Move over Jay Leno! Letterman who? There is a new hot talk show host and he will be debuting his talk show live for the first time at Fan Slam! Anyone that purchases a Super Ticket will have free access to this event. If you don’t have a Super Ticket you can still purchase a ticket for this event for $10.00.
SUPER TICKET VIP ACCESS: THE DEVELOPMENTAL DEBATE
The Developmental Debate will also be taking place at Fan Slam on June 21st! Al Snow, Bill DeMott, and Danny Inferno will take the panel and discuss being the top two trainers of WWE’s developmental program, along with one of the developmental talents. The debate will be hosted by former Ohio Valley Wrestling star Mr. Stronko, who was a part of the Russian Stable in OVW with Vladmir Kozlov and Boris Alexiev (now Santino Marella),
What did Snow think of his time in OVW? What did Bill DeMott think of his time in Deep South Wrestling? Their thoughts on Tough Enough? Inferno’s thoughts on working under both men? Inferno’s thoughts on breaking CM Punk’s nose and Boogeyman’s teeth in OVW? Find out all of the answers to these questions and more come Fan Slam! Anyone that purchases a Super Ticket will have free access to this event. If you don’t have a Super Ticket you can still purchase a ticket for this event for $10.00.
The Developmental Debate will be closing out the 15th Anniversary Convention at 4 PM.
SUPER TICKET VIP ACCESS: LIVE SHOOT INTERVIEW WITH TOMKO
There will also be a very special live Shoot Interview at Fan Slam with current TNA Superstar Tomko! Anyone that is a fan of Tomko will not want to miss this one! What are Tomko’s thoughts on WWE? What was it like working for Vince McMahon? His thoughts on working with Christian Cage? His future? All of these questions and many more will be answered come Fan Slam! Anyone that purchases a Super Ticket will have free access to this event. If you don’t have a Super Ticket you can still purchase a ticket for this event for $10.00.
PRO WRESTLING JEOPARDY
For the first time ever in pro wrestling history, a “Pro Wrestling Jeopardy” game will take place at Fan Slam! The event will be hosted by former WWE announcer Kevin Kelly. Wrestling fans will battle it out answering a series of questions to see who knows their wrestling history the best. The rules of this game will be the same as the regular Jeopardy game show, where you must answer the question in the form of a question. The categories will be: Territories, Stables, Hometowns, Championships, and Tag Teams.
Three lucky fans will be picked the morning of Fan Slam to participate in this special game at Fan Slam. To enter your name into the contest for the chance to play Pro Wrestling Jeopardy at Fan Slam, please send your name to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject box, please put: “Pro Wrestling Jeopardy Entry.” You must have an advance ticket to enter the contest, as the names will be drawn out of a bucket the morning of the event. The winner of Pro Wrestling Jeopardy will receive a Pro Wrestling Jeopardy Championship Trophy. Admission to watch Pro Wrestling Jeopardy is free. Do you think you know your wrestling history better than anyone else? Find out at Fan Slam!
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BOOK CONTEST
There will also be a very special event for the fans to take part in for the Fan Slam Wrestling Fan Festival 15th Anniversary Convention. Can you imagine if every wrestler was alive today and in their prime? Can you imagine Ricky Steamboat against John Cena or Sting against Undertaker? Would you like to book the greatest line-up in the history of the professional wrestling business? Do you think you can book? Well now is your chance to prove it! Fan Slam Wrestling will be presenting a very special contest at Fan Slam called “So You Think You Can Book?” Wrestling fans will have the chance to book their ultimate dream card. You must have an advanced general admission ticket to enter this contest.Your card must be submitted by June 18th at 10 AM.
The winner of the contest will win lunch with J.J. Dillon at Fan Slam!
W—O–R—M! There will be a very special Worm Contest at the Fan Slam Wrestling Fan Festival hosted by the originator of the move, Scott Taylor! Children ages 14 and under will have the chance to try and win over Taylor with their worming skills. The winner of the contest will receive a Worm Champion Trophy! Sorry adults, this one is just for the kids! Admission to watch this contest is free.
Yet another activity has been added for the wrestling fans at Fan Slam on June 21st. Move over American Idol, it’s now time for Wrestling Idol. That’s right, we said Wrestling Idol. Three lucky fans will be picked to perform their favorite pro wrestling theme song live at Fan Slam. Simon, Paula, and Randy will not be there judging you. However, wrestling fans from all around the world will be! Fans that can’t attend Fan Slam live will now get the chance to be a part of the show! Fans from around the world watching the Fan Slam: LIVE! broadcast on WrestleZone will be the judges and pick the winner live. Talk about an interactive contest. Your fate is in the hands of wrestling fans watching Fan Slam from around the world!
There will also be a ton of wrestling merchandise for sale from various vendors in the wrestling industry. It’s like a flea market, only everything is wrestling! It’s a dream come true for wrestling fans. Action figures, magazines, T-shirts, posters, programs, autographs, videos, DVDs, and other hard to find wrestling merchandise will be available from the various vendors at Fan Slam, including RF Video with all their latest releases. Cauliflower Alley Club and the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame will also be there to interact with you.
FAN SLAM SCHEDULE
Doors Open: 8:30 A.M.
For further information on this Saturday’s 15th Anniversary Fan Slam Wrestling Fan Festival, please visit our official website at: FanSlamWrestling.com
Phone: (201) 757-7686
Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report?