Live this Saturday, July 1st, in South Philadelphia, wrestling fans will enter the Battleground. This Saturday, a can’t miss experience takes place at the hallowed ground of the wrestling world the 2300 Arena. Battleground championship wrestling puts on an unforgettable card Saturday night live with bell time 7:30 pm. That won’t be the only event taking place at the 2300 Arena this Saturday. Earlier in the day Icons of Wrestling will be hosting a true who’s who of current and legendary wrestlers.
This event will be a convention where fans can meet, take pictures, and get autographs from all their favorites in the industry. The minds over at Battleground have also given the fans one more treat this Saturday night. At 5 pm when Icons ends and before Battlegrounds begins. The owner of Battleground, Tim Embler, will be hosting a free BBQ inside the 2300 Arena for all the fans to attend. Tim talked live this past Monday on Facebook live about different events that would be transpiring during the BBQ. He mentioned that if anyone can beat him in a game of cornhole they will get free tickets to the next Battleground event.
Icons of wrestling
Icons of Wrestling will open its doors at the 2300 arena this Saturday at 10 am and run until 3 pm. This unique event gives fans the opportunity to meet the current stars of the wrestling world but also some of the biggest legends of the business. This Icon’s dubbed the summer sizzler, will be no different. With names of current stars such as DMD Britt Baker, Sammy Guevara, and current TBS champion Kris Statlander, to name a few. Along with legends like Rock and Roll Express, Lita, and Rikishi headlining the show, this will truly be a can’t miss event for fans of Pro Wrestling.
The Icons events are some of the most smoothly run conventions in all the business. Doors open at 10 am so get there early and be lined up when doors open to make sure you are first to meet all your favorites at this convention. Word of advice bring extra cash. Not only is there a wrestler everywhere you turn. But there are also incredible merch tables selling awesome gear and wrestling memorabilia. For more info and the full list of who will be at Icons check out their website http://www.iconsofwrestling.net.
BCW CHAMPION BRIAN KENDRICK MAKES HIS FIRST TITLE DEFENSE vs. PCO!
BULLY RAY vs. MATT CARDONA, THE LOSER WILL BE BANNED FROM THE 2300 ARENA!
THE ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS – RICKY MORTON & ROBERT GIBSON vs. THE POWERS OF PAIN – WARLORD AND BARBARIAN IN A LEGENDS TAG TEAM MATCH!
THE SAMOAN SANDMAN – AFA JR WILL BATTLE THE EXTREME HARDCORE ICON THE SANDMAN!
BEASTMAN & BUSHWHACKER LUKE VS.. BOOGIE NIGHTS & THE PHILADELPHIA PLAYBOY
LANCE ARCHER VS GENE SNITSKY
FACADE ISSUES AN OPEN CHALLENGE
RICH SWANN VS MYLES HAWKINS
DANI MO VS HOLIDEAD
Saturday night July 1st Battleground will put on nine matches for the fans inside the 2300 arena. This event will be titled Battleground: Legends Never Die. This will be the 7th Battleground event to run out of the arena. Every event has been a must-see and has given the fans some wild surprises along the way. This card has it all including two truly legendary teams doing battle when Rock n Roll Express takes on The Powers of Pain. Two matches seem to be getting most of the hype this Saturday night.
Bully Ray vs. Matt Cardona
The first is Bully Ray vs. Matt Cardona. These two men, over the past year, have had a bitter rivalry. The likes of which spilled over at the last battleground event titled a champion shall rise. That event saw a tournament take place to crown the first-ever BCW champion. Unfortunately, during Bully’s opening match in the tournament vs. Lance Archer. Cardona got involved causing a double DQ with neither Bully nor Archer Advancing in the tournament. Later in the night, during Cardona’s second-round match vs Brian Kendricks, Bully got involved in helping Kendricks advance to the finals. After the match, Bully laid out a challenge to Cardona July 1st, Bully Ray vs. Matt Cardona loser will never be allowed in the 2300 Arena again. This, for sure, will be an interesting matchup. You will want to be there live to see the results.
Battleground is a family event, the last event Battleground: A Champion Shall Rise showed this. After the Archer vs Bully match in March, my son was stationed next to the entrance ramp with a poster trying to get all to sign. Archer playing the heel role walked by and smacked the poster out of my son’s hand. My five-year-old got visibly upset and started crying. Bully walking to the back saw my son crying and decided to pick my son up and put him on his shoulder. While the fans chanted ECW. This was by far one of the coolest moments I witnessed at any wrestling event.
BCW Championship Match
At the last Battleground event- A Champion shall rise. Brian Kendricks was able to outlast all other competitors, in the tournament to be crowned the first-ever BCW world champion. This was a joyous conclusion to the tournament. Fans in attendance were sent home happy. Because like Bully said at the event, Kendricks for years he was undervalued and underappreciated. Unfortunately, that joyous feeling ended a lot sooner than anyone could have expected.
This Saturday Kendricks will try to keep his title run alive when the Canadian Frankenstein PCO returns to the Battleground. PCO will try and take the belt Brian Kendricks worked so hard to gain. PCO is a 6’2 monster who will stop at nothing and put his body through anything to see his hand raised at the end of the night. This match is very interesting for many reasons the size difference being one of the biggest. How this match will play out is anyone’s guess. The only sure thing is that question will be answered live at the 2300 arena this Saturday night.
Be There Live
This Saturday at the 2300 arena, clear your calendar and make sure you’re there for all the action. For fans looking to attend Icon’s, tickets can be purchased at the door of the 2300 Arena. Fans looking to attend Battleground tickets are on sale at the 2300 Arena website. Tickets for Battleground can also be bought at the box office on the day of. Fans not able to attend the events this Saturday can watch Battleground live on the FITE app for the price of $14.99. This will be an action-packed day all wrestling fans will not want to miss.
Joe Wood was born and raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. A dedicated father of 2, a boy and a girl. Who is a lifelong Philadelphia 4 for 4-er. Joe found a passion for Professional wrestling from a young age thanks to his father, who took him to live events. Currently, Joe is studying at Full Sail University to achieve his bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and media. Once completed, he hopes to be able to cover sports full-time.