John Morrison and Melina to appear for FCW
Jul 5, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
**John Morrison and Melina Personal Appearance This Friday and Saturday with FCW Wrestling**
Gainesville, July 5, 2011
Florida Championship Wrestling continues its Summer Slamarama Tour with two huge events Friday July 8th in Gainesville and Saturday July 9th in Eustis. FCW is excited to announce that both shows will feature WWE Superstar John Morrison!
Morrison, who has held multiple titles in WWE, is excited about the weekend’s festivities. “This is a big weekend,” John Morrison admits, as he adjusts his trademark sunglasses. “Fans that live in the area get to see me, ’The Monday Night Delight,’ twice.” He laughs. “In all seriousness, though, this is great because usually you have to wait months and months for WWE or FCW to come to your town, but this weekend you get it twice.” WWE Diva Melina, who will also be appearing at both shows, chimes in: “Plus, above all else, I’ll be there.”
Originally known as Johnny Nitro, Morrison was a competitor on WWE’s reality show Tough Enough III, on which he won a WWE contract. Nitro captured tag team gold in WWE in the super group MNM, alongside Melina and long-time tag partner Joey Mercury, in their first televised appearance on Smackdown. After MNM went their separate ways, Morrison earned tag-team gold again with a new (and unlikely) partner: The Miz. The Miz and Morrison were a controversial team, airing weekly episodes of their smack-talking web show The Dirt Sheet. Morrison’s in-ring accolades haven’t been too shabby since going solo, either. Since breaking ties with The Miz, Morrison has won both the ECW and the Intercontinental Championships.
Steve Keirn, President and CEO of Florida Championship Wrestling, is thrilled about the huge weekend. “My only concern,” Keirn says, as he thoughtfully scratches his head, “is do we have enough room for all the MoFo’s?” MoFo, of course, is the familiar nickname for a John Morrison fan. “Nah, I’m only playing. We’re nothing but excited to have John and Melina here. You better show up early if you want to meet ‘them, though!”
Eight huge matches are scheduled for each night. Stars from WWE’s NXT will be featured, as well as the current crop of FCW superstars. The Fan Fest, featuring the meet-and-greet with John Morrison and Melina, begins at 6:30 both nights and will also feature seven current RAW / Smackdown superstars in autographs, free in-ring photo, games, contest and much more. The first 500 fans will receive a free FCW Superstar Trading Card pack.
FCW Wrestling will be in action Friday Night at the Martin Luther King Jr Multipurpose Center, which is located at 1028 NE 14th St., Gainesville, FL, 32601. Bell time is at 8:00pm, with doors opening at 6:30 for the Fan Fest.
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Saturday Night at the Lake County Fairgrounds, is located at 2101 North County Road 452, Eustis, FL 32726. Bell time is at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:30 for the Fan Fest
Tickets start at just $10 for kids. Golden Ringside (front row) seating is $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Tickets may be purchased at Buddy’s Home Furnishings in Gainesville, 1108 N Main Street, (352) 378-6757 , in Ocala, 1817 E Silver Springs Blvd, (352) 237-5554 , in Apopka 11 West Main St. (407) 880-1211 , in Umatilla at Dan’s Feed Store 433 N. Central Ave. (352) 669-7253 , Lake County Fairgrounds box office and www.fcwwrestling.com.
WHEN: Friday July 8, 2011
MLK Multi-Purpose Center
1028 NE 14th St.
Gainesville, Fl 32613
July 9, 2011
Lake County Fairgrounds Expo Hall
2101 County Road 452
Eustis, Fl 32726
TELEVISION: Florida Championship Wrestling airs every Sunday on Brighthouse channel 47 from 6-7 p.m.
ABOUT FCW: For nearly half a century, Florida Championship Wrestling has been the Sunshine State’s primary wrestling promotion. Now officially sanctioned and recently reorganized by WWE, FCW has also become the training ground for future WWE Superstars.
Under the tutelage and leadership of Florida wrestling legend Steve Keirn, FCW’s goal for the fans is simple: To give them a glimpse at the potential Superstars of tomorrow, while providing exciting ring action that leaves the entire family with smiles on their faces.
The key objective within Florida Championship Wrestling is to train the next generation of WWE Superstars. FCW takes enormous pride in its live events all over the southeast, and in promoting tryouts at the organization’s Tampa location to showcase young men and women interested in a career as a sports-entertainer.
Current WWE Superstars that have come from the FCW include Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston Ted DiBiase, Primo Colon, Ezekiel Jackson, The Bella Twins, Evan Bourne, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre Tyler Reks, Abraham Washington, Alicia Fox, Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barret, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, Natalya, Brodus Clay, Johnny Curtis, and many more
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