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Wrestling is coming back to the Calgary Stampede.
On Wednesday, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced the Canadian premiere of the “AEW House Rules” live event series in Calgary on July 15.
Jeff Jarrett, AEW’s director of business development, said the Florida-based wrestling promotion wants to make its first “House Rules” show in Canada to be “surprising and memorable.”
“We love the idea of wrestling under the lights at the Saddledome, and we can’t wait for the fans to experience our live show in one of the coolest places in Canada,” Jarrett said in a press release. “In addition to satisfying the desires of diehard wrestling fans, we are excited about creating new fans of all ages on July 15 at the Calgary Stampede.”
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“We’re excited to be part of one of the biggest annual events in Canada, and we’re excited to bring AEW’s high-octane performance to the (Scotiabank) Saddledome,” said Rafael Morffi, AEW’s vice president of live events. life, say. in a word.
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The 2023 edition of the Calgary Stampede is set to run July 7 to 16 at Stampede Park.
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“We are excited to see wrestling return to Stampede Park, the home of the legendary Stampede Wrestling promotion,” said Adam Oppenheim, president of Stampede Entertainment Inc. tell. “Calgary is one of the premier wrestling cities in the world, so it’s no surprise that the Calgary Stampede is the first destination for AEW to bring the ‘House Rules’ show.
Stampede Wrestling spent decades hosting wrestling matches during Stampede Week at the old Stampede Corral and Victoria Pavilion. That promotion, headed by the fabled Hart family, produced major stars in the wrestling world.
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