Thursday, February 9, 2023

The bWo at Squared Circle Expo III

We are now less than two months away from Squared Circle Expo III. Running April 7-8 at Wyndham Indianapolis West, SCX III promises to surpass the first two fantastic SCX events.

My last update listed the first couple rounds of wrestling guest announcements. That list was packed with legends, including Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medal winner Kurt Angle, All Elite Wrestling's MJF, WWE legend Tatanka, podcasters and current stars Matt Cardona and Brian Myers, AEW's Jamie Hayter, WWE Hall of Famer “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash, Heath, Rhyno, current SCX champ Jake Omen, WWE Hall of Famer Lisa Marie Varon, WWE legends Tugboat/Typhoon and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, multi-time WWE and TNA/Impact Women's champ Mickie James, multi-time NWA champ Nick Aldis and ECW stars Al Snow, Sandman, Shane Douglas, “The Queen of Extreme” Francine and the bWo's Blue Meanie, Nova and Stevie Richards.

Recently added were WWF Hall of Famer Tito Santana, Christian, Evil Uno, AEW's Toni Storm, NJPW's Juice Robinson, WWE HOFer Sgt. Slaughter, AEW's Willow Nightingale, Red Velvet, Dvon Dudley, SoCal Val, Impact's Ace Austin, Impact's Crazzy Steve, PG-13 (J.C. Ice and Wolfie D), Shark Boy, Athena and Danhausen. That' makes 40 wrestling greats and the promoters aren't done yet. As I have previously written, although that list would be enough for any regular convention, SCX III never settles for regular. That list keeps growing.

There are nearly 30 great vendors announced, too, including Great Lakes Championship Wrestling, artist AJ Moore, Mess Bucket Comics, Tony Hunter Promotions and Collar and Elbow. If you are looking for wrestling memorabilia or merchandise, chances are some vendor will have it or at least tell you where to get it. I have picked up qute a few Roddy Piper pieces, some I didn;t even know existed until I saw them at SCX.

SCX also has Q&A sessions, panels, photo ops and more. Ending each day is a night of wrestling. The first two SCX events had wrestling only on Saturday, but because ethe promoters are always trying to outdo themselves, they added another night of wrestling. My friend Tony and I agreed last year's wrestling was possibly the best independent wrestling show we have evenr seen.

Aside from it simply being twice as much wrestling, it also creates a lot of possibilities. Actions from the first night could affect the second. It also opens the possibilities of some wrestlers now being able to make one of the nights, if they had a previous commitment on the other.

I am excited about the whole weekend, but one thing especially cool is the bWo's appearance. This si a rare chance to meet three of the core members of the famous ECW stable. Since it is Throwback Thursday, I am featuring interviews with Stevie Richards, Nova (Mike Bucci) and Blue Meanie (Brian Heffron) from several years ago at a comic con. I post this as an example of how much fun these guys are. I expect the same at SCX III.

Those interviews are at On the Beat With Blue Meanie, Nova and Stevie Richards.

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