Ring of Honor issued a press release that wrestling Legend Lanny Poffo will be appearing at the company’s Glory By Honor event live from New Orleans, LA on Saturday, October 12.
Poffo, who is the real life brother of the late Randy “Macho Man” Savage appeared in the WWE from 1985 to 1994 as Leaping Lanny Poffo and then later as The Genius.
Poffo recently appeared at the company’s August 24 television tapings held at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia on August 24.
ROH play-by play commentator Ian Riccobani posted a photo to Twitter with Poffo, himself and color commentator Caprice Coleman. You can view the post below the press release.
You can read the full press release below:
LEGEND LANNY POFFO TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT GLORY BY HONOR IN NEW ORLEANS
Ring of Honor is proud to announce that Lanny Poffo, who entertained millions of pro wrestling fans around the world in the 70s, 80s and 90s with his acrobatics, poems and genius intellect, will appear as a special guest at Glory By Honor in New Orleans’ UNO Lakefront Arena on October 12.
Fans at the show will have an opportunity to interact with Poffo, who will take part in the meet and greet in addition to appearing on the show.
Poffo, a member of a famous wrestling family that includes his brother “Macho Man” Randy Savage and father Angelo Poffo, is a self-professed “huge fan of Ring of Honor. He sat in on commentary during the main event of the ROH live event in Atlanta recently.
“I don’t want to get in trouble with a lot of my people from the 80s and 90s, but the talent here is better than we were — much better — and I am nothing but a fan,” Poffo said during the show, which was streamed live for HonorClub.
Glory By Honor will feature the semifinals and finals of a star-studded tournament to determine the challenger in the ROH World Championship Match at the Final Battle pay-per-view on Dec. 13 in Baltimore.
Tickets for the huge event in New Orleans go on sale this Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. Central for HonorClub members and Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Central for the general public.
The Genius, a genius, and me.
Wrestling in 2019 rules.
— Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni) August 25, 2019