FITE FEST WEEK
Once a year, Christmas morning comes for professional wrestling fans as stars from all over the world converge in one city for the biggest collection of wrestling events in front of the most die-hard passionate fans ever assembled in one place. Careers will be made, grudges will be settled, stars will be born and the time capsule of what defines professional wrestling in 2019 will be created. The memories will last eternal and will be dissected, celebrated and debated forever, but there is nothing like experiencing history live as it happens, before your eyes.
As always, FITE is your home for that history and those memories. No matter where in the world you may live, you'll be sitting ringside as if you were magically transported to the greater metropolitan New York City area. FITE is carrying all of these historic events, live as they happen and your order includes unlimited VOD replay views! Let's take a deep dive into the craziest, most insane week in the world of professional wrestling!
WEDNESDAY APRIL 3rd
WrestlePro has been carving its own unique niche in professional wrestling, running all over the Eastern seaboard as they ramp up for their debut in Alaska later this year! As Does Funny = Money, they will celebrate the comedic might of professional wrestling, featuring the reunion of the BWO, Dan Maff vs. Swoggle, Colt Cabana teaming for the first time ever with the former Santino Marella and more! If you want a good fun way to kick off the biggest weekend of the year, WrestlePro is the way to go!
THURSDAY APRIL 4th
IndependentWrestling.TV celebrates and broadcasts some of the most unique, underground professional wrestling events across the United States. At Family Reunion, promotions far and wide are sending their best matches to impress fans from across the globe. With eight different promotions represented and the IWTV Champion Orange Cassidy bringing his eclectic combat sports style against esteemed in-ring technician and challenger Jonathan Gresham, IWTV will be showcasing the future international superstars, today.
Canada's Destiny Pro Wrestling, headed by the former Santino Marella, makes their international debut, taking New York City by force! Talents from the United States, Japan and Canada will see battle with Marella overseeing the mayhem as guest commissioner!
Game Changer Wrestling hosts one of the most hard-hitting meshing of MMA and professional wrestling ever seen when former UFC fighter and New Japan star Josh Barnett leads a cavalcade of international fighters and wrestlers into unbridled warfare, including Minoru Suzuki, Hideki Suzuki, Frank Mir, Phil Baroni, "Filthy" Tom Lawlor, Timothy Thatcher, Jonathan Gresham and legendary UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn!
Germany's most celebrated promotion, WXW kicked off the festivities for WWN's More Than Mania celebration in NYC. WXW stars including Avalanche and David Starr will be in action, bringing the unique European professional wrestling style to the masses live!
Every year, Wrestlecon presents the largest independently promotion wrestling convention in the world and their Supershow is the pinnacle of that gathering. Renowned annually for unique battles and out of this world surprises, the 2019 Supershow emanates from the heart of New York City with the legendary Jushin Liger in action, Bandido vs. Will Ospreay, CMLL stars and much more!
Canada's International Syndicate Wrestling was the original hunting ground for Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, among other global stars and this year, one of the most celebrated and eclectic promotions from the Great White North journeys to the biggest week of the year! With competitors from Portugal, England, The United States and Canada set for one of the craziest shows of the week, complete with Death Matches involving Nick Gage and Matt Tremont and the insane battle between Swoggle and Sexxy Eddy, IWS is poised to show the world why they are ground zero for insanity and star-making.
Of all the promotions that bring professional wrestling to the masses in Japan, DDT Pro Wrestling may be the most insane. Fusing comedy with insane athleticism, DDT has carved out its own unique cult following as its help spawn the likes of Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi. Venturing to the United States for the first time, DDT stars Masahiro Takanashi, Akito, Maki Ito, HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Danshoku Dieno and more will burst out in a major way. If you are looking for something completely different, DDT is your destination.
Impact Wrestling will present an event with major international ramifications, headlined by Impact World Tag Team Champions Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr. facing former Impact Champion Rob Van Dam and the Human Highlight Reel of Destruction Sabu in the challengers' return to Impact. Impact will erect the Ultimate X as representatives from multiple promotions will battle in and above the ring for supremacy. Impact stars will unite to wage war with lucha stars. Impact has pulled out all the stops for an event that feels so big, it could have taken place on Impact's own biggest show of the year, Bound for Glory.
AIW is one of the most talked about and celebrated promotions in The Mid-Western United States and they will be joining the party for the first time with a tremendously unique and special main event. Legendary Japanese star Shinjiro Otani will face grizzled NYC veteran Eddie Edwards in a bout that should test the limits of physical endurance. As if that wasn't enough insanity, former WCW World Champion Scott Steiner will face Swoggle in a once in a lifetime encounter that may very well rip through the fabric of space and time. Tom Lawlor, Colt Cabana, Grado, MJF, Nick Gage and more are also set for battle!
Monsters are real and they will destroy the world before your very eyes! Imagine a real-life Godzilla film spliced with the craziest professional wrestling action. Kaiju Big Battel is indescribable yet unforgettable.
FRIDAY APRIL 5th
As part of the annual Wrestlecon celebration, the first ever Battle in the Big Apple, featuring talents from the United States squaring off against the best global competition imaginable will take place, including former ECW World Champion Masato Tanaka going to war with Brian Cage, plus David Starr, Angelico, /fighter/robbie-e/4493/">Robbie Eagles, Adam Brooks, LAX, Emil Sitoci, Scarlett Bordeaux, Brian Pillman Jr. and more battling for global supremacy!
With professional wrestling currently celebrating a women's evolution, none of it would exist without SHIMMER, which upon its founding a decade ago, promoted and presented women's professional wrestling on par with their male counterparts, providing great action, characterization and storylines as opposed to treating these competitors as secondary performers. SHIMMER was the seed by which every major twist and turn in the world of women's pro wrestling grew. Now, the modern-day SHIMMER generation head into battle, led by SHIMMER Champion Nicole Savoy, SHIMMER Tag Team Champions Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez, Heart of SHIMMER Champion Dust, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD, Tessa Blanchard, Shazza McKenzie, Su Yung, Kris Statlander and more!
CHIKARA fuses many a genre into a finely spun web of professional wrestling excellence inspired by lucha libre, comic books and all out spectacle. CCK vs. Crummels & Defarge, Spain's A-Kid vs. Air Wolf and The Colony vs. F.I.S.T. are just a few of the clashes set to take place with the balance of power within CHIKARA at stake!
One of the newer promotions planting their flag on the biggest week of the year, Black Label Pro will feature a bevy of unique attractions and battles, including the violent brawler Nick Gage taking on…Swoggle!?! Also appearing in action are Dragon Gate star Masato Yoshino, the legendary Raging Bull Manny Fernandez, Jonathan Gresham, Jordynne Grace, Chris Dickinson, Australian star Shazza McKenzie, Bryan Alvarez and more.
Rev Pro Wrestling, one of the greatest wrestling promotions in all of Great Britain, once again invades Wrestlecon! With stars from New Japan, the UK and more all under one roof, excellence in professional wrestling is guaranteed, including a dream tag team match featuring Will Ospreay & Hiroshi Tanahashi united to battle Zack Sabre Jr. and Minoru Suzuki!
The stars of WWN's different promotions unite for one Supershow a year and that's Mercury Rising! The annual WWN tradition of excellent six-man tag team action will continue with Shane Strickland & EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Eddie Kingston & Joe Gacy entering battle against Team wXw's Lucky Kid, Shotgun Champion Marius Al Ani & Unified World Wrestling Champion [[Bobby Gunns]]. With Championships and more at stake, the temperature is rising and the mercury is sure to boil over!
The stars of STARDOM make their New York City event debut. Long partnered with Ring of Honor, STARDOM provides some of the most electric and hard-hitting women's professional wrestling ever seen and now they debut in NYC, unleashed in all their might and glory. The full blow Japanese women's professional wrestling experience will explode before your eyes on FITE.
Joey Janela, professional wrestling's Bad Boy, has defined the biggest weeks of the year with some of the most outlandish, creative, dangerous and twisted professional wrestling events ever conceived. With the return of Essa Rios to action, the annual Clusterf*** match and more, the only thing confirmed is that insanity will rule the day.
Wrestlecon strives to present the most unique and spectacular events and what could be more spectacular, you ask, than Joey Ryan's Penis Party? In this first-ever event of its kind, professional wrestling stars from across the globe will enter a most skewed version of combat sports. Featured attractions include the first-ever King of the Concrete Jungle Match, Johnny Impact and his wife Taya facing Rey Fenix and Pentagon and of course, Joey Ryan's Penis.
Blackcraft Wrestling rings the bell at the witching hour to bring unbridled violence and action on the biggest week of the year. Masato Tanaka faces Chris Dickinson for the first time. Globally traveled Sam Adonis faced Pentagon Jr. Jimmy Havoc and G-Raver enter the Devil's Den, plus Saraya Knight, Cortes Castro, OVE and more!
SATURDAY APRIL 6th
The annual Saturday morning Wrestlecon tradition continues as Sami Callihan's Wrestling Revolver ventures from Iowa to NYC to bring one of the most action-packed independent wrestling events of the year! With a Hoss Fight featuring some of the toughest men in the world, plus Tessa Blanchard taking on former CZW Champion RSP, plus Sami Callihan, AR Fox, OVE, Rich Swann, Brian Cage and a multitude of renowned combatants, this is the best way ever conceived to kick off your Saturday!
Leave it to GCW to fill the void created when Nova Pro Wrestling went into stasis and canceled plans for the weekend. Keeping the announced dream match of Jonathan Gresham vs. Shinjiro Otani, the new Orange Cassidy-themed event is freshly squeezed and will be pro wrestling as seen through Cassidy's sunglasses. Even we don't know what to expect here, so yeah, whatever.
House of Glory has been one of the best kept secrets in professional wrestling, but not in New York City, where the tales of glory and violence that have taken place in HOG have become the stuff of legend. In its first-ever live broadcast, HOG will present one of the most insane dream match battles ever devised – the legendary Great Muta, former ECW star the Japanese Buzzsaw Tajiri and Pentagon Jr. battle LAX and Low Ki in a war that may cross over all five boroughs and beyond. If you ever wanted to see a true taste of NYC's pro wrestling flavor, this may be the most vibrant offering ever.
As the annual WWN More Than Mania festival winds down, surprise appearances and in-ring action abound. This is all the fallout of all that took place on the biggest weekend of the year under the WWN umbrella. Every major moment leads to the after-party!
The stars of International Wrestling Syndicate are back for a second helping of insane professional wrestling, brawling and more. Announced for this is an incredible three-way encounter featuring Matt Tremont vs Nick Gage vs The Green Phantom, an "Alcobrawl" with Sexxxy Eddy vs Arik Cannon, Addy Starr vs Solo Darling vs Veda Scott for the IWS Women's Championship. Rory Gulak, Ophidian and more!
Perhaps the most inclusive and electric event of the week, Drags & Dropkicks will be live from Bushwick, Brooklyn, promising to take viewers down the Rabbit Hole into the most insane wrestling wonderland ever conceived.
On a week as big as this, unique challenges are issued and the gauntlet is laid down. The hardcore brawlers and insane wrestlers of Combat Zone Wrestling will venture to New Jersey to throw down with the stars of WrestlePro in a one of a kind event that will see one of a kind matches and battles that will never be repeated!
If there is one place in the world that is truly the mecca of professional wrestling, its Madison Square Garden. For decades, the idea of anyone but the McMahon family running the World's Most Famous Arena was unthinkable, until Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling combined their might and broke down the doors. ROH Champion Jay Lethal will enter a Ladder Match against Matt Taven and Marty Scurll with the most precious title in all of ROH hanging in the balance. IWGP Champion Jay White faces former Champion Kazuchika Okada. The ROH and IWGP Tag Team titles will both be on the line. Every major star from New Japan and ROH will be appearing, plus surprises and more! If there was one-line crossing event that defines the year in professional wrestling, this is the one!!!
Leave it to the Bad Boy to get the last say on the weekend. After the dust has settled and the professional wrestling landscape has changed forever, Joey Janela and his skewed view of the world will be the centerpiece of more madcap, insane professional wrestling action!