FloSlam, by way of their mysterious masked Executive X, confirmed this morning that eight of the World Wrestling Network’s More Than Mania shows will be broadcast live on the service on WrestleMania weekend, from March 30 all the way to April 2, mere hours before WrestleMania.
In addition to the two Evolve shows and WWN’s supershow, Mercury Rising, they confirmed that the Sunday morning tailgate shows from American Combat Wrestling and Full Impact Pro would be broadcast, but it doesn’t stop there. The three midnight shows on the lineup will also be live on Flo, Game Changer Wrestling presents Joey Janela’s Spring Break, Kaiju Big Battel, and Beyond Wrestling Caffeine.
Dates, times, confirmed matches and talent follow—
Evolve 80 (March 30, 8PM Eastern)
- Keith Lee vs. Ricochet (Keith Lee Challenge Series)
- Catch Point (Fred Yehi & "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams) (c) vs. Donovan Dijak & Michael Elgin (Evolve Tag Team Championship)
- Plus Evolve World Champion Timothy Thatcher, ACH, Austin Theory, Chris Dickinson, Darby Allin, Drew Galloway, "All Ego" Ethan Page, Jaka, Jason Kincaid, Matt Riddle, the Gatekeepers, Zack Sabre, Jr., and more!
GCW Joey Janela's Spring Break (March 31, 12AM Eastern)
- Allie & Braxton Sutter vs. Andy Williams & Penelope Ford
- Kyle the Beast vs. Sami Callihan
- Eddie Kingston vs. Matt Tremont
- Keith Lee vs. Lio Rush
- Dan "the Beast" Severn vs. Matt Riddle
- Plus Dink, Glacier, Joey Janela, the Invisible Man, a run-in on a ref bump from Earl Hebner because there isn’t enough money in the budget to pay for him to officiate a full match, and more!
Evolve 81 (March 31, 4PM Eastern)
- Donovan Dijak vs. Keith Lee (Keith Lee Challenge Series)
- Michael Elgin vs. Zack Sabre, Jr.
- Plus Evolve World Champion Timothy Thatcher, Evolve Tag Team Champions Fred Yehi & "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams, ACH, Austin Theory, Chris Dickinson, Darby Allin, Drew Galloway, "All Ego" Ethan Page, Jaka, Jason Kincaid, Matt Riddle, the Gatekeepers, and more!
Kaiju Big Battel Civil Wars (April 1, 12AM Eastern)
- Featuring Su Yung and many, many fearsome Kaiju!
WWN Mercury Rising: Progress vs. Evolve (April 1, 8PM Eastern)
- Drew Galloway vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? (WWN Championship Elimination Match)
- Plus Evolve World Champion Timothy Thatcher, Evolve Tag Team Champions Fred Yehi & "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams, Austin Theory, Chris Dickinson, Darby Allin, "All Ego" Ethan Page, Jaka, Jason Kincaid, Keith Lee, Matt Riddle, the Gatekeepers, Zack Sabre, Jr., and more!
Beyond Caffeine (April 2, 12AM Eastern)
- Donovan Dijak vs. Matt Riddle
ACW Broken Tailgate Party (April 2, 11AM Eastern)
FIP Broken Tailgate Party (April 2, 2PM Eastern)
- Featuring FIP World Heavyweight Champion Fred Yehi, FIP Florida Heritage Champion Martin Stone, Anthony Henry, AR Fox, Aria Blake, Austin Theory, Jason Cade, Jon Davis, Sami Callihan, Sammy Guevara, and more!
Of the remaining WWN shows of the weekend, Shimmer 91 (April 1, 12PM Eastern) has been confirmed as a traditional iPPV through WWNLive.com, with no word yet on what Progress (March 31, 12PM Eastern) or Chikara (March 31, 8PM Eastern and April 1, 4PM Eastern) are doing for their shows as far as broadcast goes, but you can bet they’ll go up on their own VOD services, Demand Progress and Chikaratopia, if nothing else.
And a note about the tailgates, there— they haven’t been confirmed to be in action, but if you’re there live partaking in the festivities, it ain’t just called a Broken Tailgate for fun. The entire Broken Hardy clan will be in attendance for reasonably priced photo opportunities. How’s that for some 2017 pro wrestling?
There you have it folks
Just look at that Spring Break show. Riddle/Severn alone is a dream match of dream matches, but to bring us Dink, Glacier, and a financially reasonable amount of Earl Hebner? Oughta change his nickname to “Good Boy” Joey Janela, giving us such gifts.
Anybody as excited for TOTAL WRESTLING OVERLOAD as I am, Cagesiders?