A Running List of All WrestleMania Weekend 2023 Happenings in Los Angeles (WWE, ROH, NJPW, Indie Shows and more)
Rob Pasbani in Culture on March 25, 2023
Columnist Rob Pasbani keeps you up to date on all the events happening during WrestleMania weekend.
It’s crazy to think that WrestleMania weekend is upon us. For wrestling fans, the weekend has grown from one day to six days of events in what has become a South-by-Southwest-like event for pro wrestling. It’s not just WWE coming to town, a slew of the top independent promotions from all over the world will get together all over Los Angeles to offer fans a taste of their brand of pro wrestling.
8pm: Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America Book Launch Party at Burbank Moose Lodge [Free with RSVP] Interview with author Abraham Josephine Riesman and wrestling with Gregory Sharpe, Sasha Darevko, Tyler Bateman, Sean Black, The Hollywood Dream Breakers, The Fantastic Beasts
8pm: Arcade Mania 2023 at Blipsy Barcade Chavo Guerrero, Johnny Kombat, Darewolf PJ Black, Juventud Guerrera (Official DJ), Chris Masters, Carlito
7pm: Empire Wrestling Federation & Los Angeles Wrestling: Jake The Snake Roberts Flirting with Venom at Sheraton San Gabriel [Tickets: $45 – $65] with Alberto Del Rio, Chris Masters, Sinn Bodhi, and The Snake Pit Battle Royal with Jake Roberts
8pm: NJPW & IMPACT: Multiverse United at Globe Theater[Sold Out] with Tanahashi, KUSHIDA, Jeff Cobb, Mike Bailey, Moose, KENTA, Minoru Suzuki
8pm: DDT Goes Hollywood at Ukrainian Cultural Center [Tickets $35] Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Chris Brookes, Jun Akiyama & Eddie Kingston
8pm: Lucha Puroresu Wrestling: Return of the Dragon at Xander Sports Arena [Tickets: $30] Ultimo Dragon, Psicosis, Drago, plus Joshi Lucha Wrestling Puroresu Cup
8pm: WaleMania VII at The NoVo [Tickets] the Hip Hop Wrestling Party with advertised guests including Wale, The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso), Solo Sikoa, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., Saraya, The Renegade Twins (Robyn Renegade & Charlotte Renegade), The Embassy (Brian Cage, Kaun, Toa Leona, Prince Nana), Big Swole, Trish Adora, Ricochet, Mo Jabari, Hit Row (Top Dolla, B-Fab, Ashante Thee Adonis), DJ Money, Carmelo Hayes, Jade Cargill, Swerve Strickland, Powerhouse Hobbs, EJ Nduka, Edris Enofe, Trick Williams, Kazeem Famuyide, Ricky Starks, DJ Whoo Kid, TJ Banks, Mekdot, Guapdad 4000
8pm: FTR with Dax Harwood podcast taping at Biltmore [Tickets] with Dax Harwood, Matt Koon, Cash Wheeler, Powerhouse Hobbs, Wardlow, Shawn Spears
4pm: Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor at Galen Center [Tickets] Claudio Castagnoli, Samoa Joe, Mark Briscoe, Eddie Kingston, Lucha Brothers, Vikingo, Komander
4pm: Prestige Wrestling: Nervous Breakdown at Globe Theater [Tickets: $35] Aja Kong, Ultimo Dragon, KUSHIDA, Masha Slamovich
5pm: WWE SmackDown / WWE Hall of Fame at Crypto.com Arena [Tickets] Inducting Rey Mysterio, The Great Muta, Andy Kaufman
5pm: Circle 6: sVn at Knucklehead Hollywood [Tickets $6/door] Clockwork Orange: Matthew Justice vs. Bobby Beverly, Blunt Force Trauma: Otis Cogar vs. Dr. Redacted, Terracotta Taipei: Eric Ryan vs. Clint Margera
5pm: WWE WrestleMania 39 Saturday at SoFi Stadium [Tickets]
10pm: GCW Gringo Loco’s The Wrld on Lucha 2 at Ukrainian Cultural Center [Tickets: $30] Vikingo vs. Laredo Kid, Gringo Loco vs. Psycho Clown, Black Taurus, Komander, Damian 666
11pm: Circle 6: Barroom Blitz at Knucklehead Hollywood [Tickets $25 online / $30 door] Zachary Wentz vs. AJ Gray, Vinnie Massaro vs. Rob Shit, Casanova Valentine vs. Matthew Justice. Performances from Dead Heat, Torena
Did I miss a show? Email me at rob [at] knotfest dot com and I will add it to the list! Bookmark this if you’re heading down to LA next week.
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