During the holidays, the folks at the Squared Circle Expo gave wrestling fans a lot to celebrate. SCX III is now just three months away and it keeps getting better.
Running April 7-8 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West, SCX III is a two day wrestling convention featuring many wrestling stars and legends, photo ops, meet-and-greets, panels, Q&As, vendors and more, including full wrestling cards on both nights.
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 and WWE Hall of Famer Lisa Marie Varon. As I wrote then, although that list would be enough for any regular convention, SCX III never settles for regular. That list keeps growing.
Recently added were AEW's The Acclaimed, WWE legends Tugboat/typhoon and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, multi-time WWE and TNA/Impact Women's champ Mickie James and multi-time NWA champ Nick Aldis. Then the SCX promoters got extreme. ECW stars Al Snow, Sandman, Shane Douglas, “The Queen of Extreme” Francine and the bWo's Blue Meanie, Nova and Stevie Richards will now be at SCX III. That's a major chunk of talent from Extreme Championship Wrestling, the upstart company many people feel changed the direction of the wrestling business.
SCX promoters also announced only a few vendor spots remain. Wrestling memorabilia collectors are happy to hear that. Last year, I added a few Roddy Piper pieces I had never even seen before and I hope to find more this year. If you are looking for a wrestling piece, odds are you'll find it here or at least one of the dealers will know how to get it for you.
Another benefit of all the vendors is some of them bring in wrestlers who aren't listed on the official SCX wrestler roster. As big as the SCX lineup will be, the total number of wrestlers present will be even bigger.
I keep emphasizing SCX III will be even better than the previous two SCX events. Look no furher than the actual wrestling matches. This year, there's twice as much wrestling, as full wrestling shows will end both Friday and Saturday's schedules. SCX has put on two of the greatest independent wrestling shows I have witnessed. This year, two nights means twice as much entertainment.
The other benefit of two nights is the possibilities of the first night actions causing reactions on the second night. That brings an endless amount of options and opportunities.
I always mention reconnecting with friends at the event. I now have friends coming from seven different states and one other country and I am sure that number will keep increasing. SCX really is THE wrestling convention of the year.
Lastly, I must praise the SCX organizers. These folks work tirelessly to make this the smoothest-running convention possible. From continual social media updates to on-site, hands-on involvement throughout the convention, the SCX team is laser-focused on giving the fans the best time. You won't see these folks posing with the talent all weekend. Sometimes they are so busy they fail to get their own pictures with the wrestlers. It's because the fans come first for the SCX crew.
As always, I will be “On the Beat” all weekend. I locked in my hotel and ticket along time ago. There are still SCX tickets available, but I highly suggest not waiting if you want to go. This will be a sell out. I don't know the Wyndham's rooms availability either, but if there are rooms let, they will go quickly. There are other quality hotels nearby too, though. My advice is to get your ticket, get your room and come on out for a great time.
Go to SquaredCircleX.com for more info on SCX III. Check back here for my recurring coverage.