Global Pro Wrestling Summit
September 14th, 2023 Pais Arena. Jerusalem, Israel
Top professional wrestling talent worldwide will converge in Jerusalem on September 14th for this spectacular live event. The Global Pro Wrestling Summit will thrill the 11,000 fans expected to pack the state-of-the-art Pais Arena. This will be Israel's first major professional wrestling event since World Wrestling Entertainment appeared in front of rabid, packed houses in 1994. Professional wrestling is truly a worldwide phenomenon, and the Global Pro Wrestling Summit is set to become the ultimate celebration of the incredibly unique and dynamic styles from around the globe. The star power and entertainment of American Pro Wrestling, vibrant characters, costumes, and astonishing acrobatics of Mexican Lucha Libre, power and precision of British wrestling, powerful Polynesian style representing wrestling's wealthy Samoan dynasty, no-nonsense striking and submission grappling of solid Japanese style, incredible women's division talent, broad expertise of the Jr, Heavyweight division and more will all be on display. The Global Pro Wrestling Summit will showcase the full spectrum of pro wrestling and illustrate why it is woven into the fabric of cultures around the World. The first wave of talent announcements for the event are as follows, with many more to be revealed leading up to the event:
A special appearance by Sting
The Icon Sting is one of the most beloved, respected, and enduring legends in pro wrestling history. The Stinger, a Hall of Famer himself, has had classic rivalries with wrestling's greatest stars, including Ric Flair, The Great Muta, Kurt Angle, Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Vader, and countless others. Sting will act as an Ambassador, helping to usher in the World's greatest pro wrestling talent to Jerusalem.
Rob Van Dam
Hall of Famer, The Whole Damn Show Rob Van Dam, will be in action at the Global Pro Wrestling Summit. From taking it to the extreme during the height of ECW to becoming Mr. Money in the Bank, defeating John Cena to become WWE Champion, to multiple championships at Impact Wrestling and beyond, RVD is among the most decorated performers in pro wrestling history. RVD will surely bring his unique blend of athleticism, innovative extreme offense, and carefree attitude to Pais Arena.
It would be hard to argue that any talent sets the worldwide wrestling scene on fire more than Vikingo. From winning the AAA Mega Championship to being the flag bearer for the art of Lucha Libre in significant promotions, including AEW and Ring of Honor, nobody is more exciting and relevant around the wrestling world than this mind-blowing luchador. Vikingo pulls off astonishing aerial feats that special effects artists and video game creators could not imagine.
The Women's Division in pro wrestling is more vital than ever and has truly gone global. The first female talent announced for The Global Pro Wrestling Sumit, Seleziya, is no exception. Seleziya, who has had experience in significant promotions, including Impact Wrestling, is the first Iraqi-born female pro wrestler in history. This is a distinction that Seziya does not take lightly, and she is motivated to become a top star on the global scene.
Like Sting, Rikishi will be on hand as an ambassador, helping fans celebrate this incredible collection of wrestling talent from around the World. Rikishi truly is wrestling royalty as a vital member of the Samoan Dynasty that includes the likes of The Wild Samoans, The Rock, Yokozuna, Umaga, Roman Reigns, his sons and current WWE Superstars, the Usos and Solo Sikoa, and many more. Rikishi is a Hall of Famer and decorated former Intercontinental and multiple-time World Tag Team Champion. It is always a good time when Rikishi is involved; perhaps he'll pack a pair of his signature sunglasses and might have his dancing shoes on!
Shay Blanco & Idan Boulder
Blanco and Boulder are a famous Israeli tag team that intends to issue an open challenge to anyone in the World to face them on September 14th. They hope to show the World that Israel has some excellent pro wrestling talent that will finally have a chance to shine on the world stage.
More talent announcements and intriguing first-time matches will be announced soon. Championship history will occur at the event, as two inaugural Champions will be crowned (details to come). Ticket on-sale information, as well as global pay-per-view broadcast information, will be announced shortly as well. See you at The Summit!