Below is an official press release from WCPW regarding the upcoming Pro Wrestling World Cup event to be held in Milton Keynes on August 23rd…

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, the Pro Wrestling World Cup Finals come to Milton Keynes for the Round Of 16.

The Planet Ice Arena will play host to some of the world’s biggest names in professional wrestling, competing for a place in the Quarter-Finals of WCPW’s inaugreal Pro Wrestling World Cup.

The biggest wrestling tournament ever undertaken in the UK, the Pro Wrestling World Cup has seen 64 wrestlers compete in 8 preliminary events across the UK, Germany and Canada to an online audience of over 12 million viewers and growing.

Amidst the already stacked card for Milton Keynes, former WWE & World Heavyweight Champion, Rey Mysterio will take on the UK’s most exciting export, “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay in a never before seen, dream match-up. Also drawn together are NJPW’s, Zack Sabre Jr and former ROH World Champion, Jay Lethal.

Elsewhere on the card there will be appearance from Ricochet, Bullet club member, Marty Scurll, as well as ROH World Television & IWGP Junior-Heavyweight Champion, KUSHIDA, Angeico, Penta El Zero M, Michael Elgin, WCPW Tag Team & IWGP Tag Team Champions, War Machine, Joe Coffey and Hiromu Takahashi.

Full Round Of 16 Schedule…
Rey Mysterio Vs Will Ospreay
Jay Lethal Vs Zack Sabre Jr
Ricochet Vs Angelico
Penta El Zero M Vs wXw Unified World Wrestling Champion, “Bad Bones” John Klinger
Joe Coffey Vs Michael Elgin
Mike Bailey Vs Travis Banks
Hiromu Takahashi Vs Lucky Kid
ROH World Television & IWGP Junior-Heavyweight Champion, KUSHIDA Vs Kenny Williams

Pro Wrestling World Cup Ambassador, Jim Ross commented… “This is a very unique thing in our industry. I’m a big fan of tournaments and I believe that the more we do to align our genre to mainstream sports the better off we are. The Pro wrestling World Cup is just that; episodically produced, and with talents from all over the world, it’s going to bring a lot of focus on Great Britain.

It’s single elimination, so if you win you advance and if you lose yu go home. That means every match has a sense of urgency and that’s reflected in the ring from bell to bell.

When I first heard about this tournament I was very intrigued by it. I’ve bee involved in many tournaments over my career but this one a celebration of where wrestling is right now. There’s no hotter region in the world than the UK, an this is a celebration to bring all these nations together to entertain the fans.

I’m incredibly excited to be part of these broadcasts, after being in the wrestling business for over 40 years you want to gravitate to where the fans are enthusiastic, where they have fun, and you find that in the UK especially.”

Tickets are available exclusively via the Planet Ice Arena for this event and are priced from £20 for adults and £13.50 for under 14s.

About the Pro Wrestling World Cup:

Run over eleven separate dates from March to August 2017, the Pro Wrestling World Cup has seen competitors from six continents in eight preliminary tournaments, held in Manchester, Berlin, Toronto, Newcastle, Nottingham and Motherwell.

The Preliminary rounds consisted of eight men competing in a single fall elimination tournament. Each preliminary tournament comprised of competitors from a single country: England, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Scotland, USA and a Rest Of The World bracket. Two winners from each event advanced to the finals.

All Pro Wrestling World Cup tournament matches will be broadcast for FREE on the WCPW YouTube channel, with well over 11 million people watching worldwide.

Professional wrestling fans in over 180 countries have viewed WCPW content, with more than 208,000 subscribers to its YouTube channel, after launching in June, 2016.

About WCPW:

Created as an extension of WhatCulture Wrestling, WhatCulture’s dedicated YouTube Channel now with over 1 million subcribers. Launched in June, the promotion how hosts weekly shows to sold-out crowds across the country. WCPW broadcasts on a dedicated YouTube every week combining top-tier wrestling with established fictional storylines.

For all media enquires, please contact Adam Clery at adam@whatculture.com

Upcoming WCPW Dates:

August 22nd – WCPW Stacked at The O2 Academy, Leeds Information
August 23rd – Pro Wrestling World Cup: Round Of 16 at Planet Ice Arena, Milton Keynes Information
August 24th – Pro Wrestling World Cup: Quarter-Finals at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester Information
August 25th – WCPW Laoaded Tapings at Plug, Sheffield Information
August 26th – Pro Wrestling World Cup: The Finals at Sports Central, Newcastle https://www.facebook.com/events/272425159889857/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A108189316263680%2C%22action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A108189316263680%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D%5D%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

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