Punta Gorda, Fl – April 30, 2010

Florida Championship Wrestling is proud to announce its return to Punta Gorda, Florida on Friday night, May 28th. Headlining the show will be current WWE Superstar Matt Hardy. Hardy is scheduled to team up with his NXT Rookie Justin Gabriel in the main event action of the evening

Hardy’s accomplishments include reigns as a WWE World Tag Team Champion, ECW Champion, United States, Hardcore, European and Cruiserweight Champion. Currently, Matt Hardy is featured every Friday Night for WWE Friday Night Smackdown on MyNetworkTV and every Tuesday night for WWE NXT on the SyFy Network.

“We’ve been trying for quite sometime to bring Matt Hardy to a Florida Championship Wrestling Live Event” said FCW President Steve Keirn. “We know he has a tremendous fan base and we think it will be a real treat for the fans of Punta Gorda to see him up close and personal.” Hardy will be signing autographs prior to the night’s event which will feature all the rookies from WWE’s NXT, the FCW Divas as well as a host of current FCW Superstars.

The event takes place at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, FL with an 8pm Bell Time. Gold Circle Ticket Holders will receive a free limited edition Justin Gabriel bobble head doll and access to the autograph session featuring Matt Hardy and Justin Gabriel at 6pm while General Admission ticketholders receive access to the autograph session at 7pm.

Doors open at 7pm with bell time at 8pm. Tickets in advance, are $10 for Kids and $15 for Adults. A limited number of Gold Circle Ringside tickets are available for $30 and include, reserved ringside seat in rows 1-2, Tickets are now available online at www.fcwwrestling.com and will also be available starting this Mondayat Buddy’s Home Furnishings Stores in Punta Gorda located at 1825 Tamiami Trail Unit E6, N. Ft. Myers 4422 Hancock Bridge Parkway, and the Charlotte Harbor Event Center at 75 Taylor Street in Punta Gorda.

FCW is the only Official Developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment.

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 WWE Champion Sheamus, Inter Continental Champion Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston Ted DiBiase, Primo Colon, DH Smith, Tyson Kidd, Ezekiel Jackson, The Bella Twins Gabriel, Evan Bourne, Tiffany, Tyler Reks, Abraham Washington, Alicia Fox, Eric Escobar, Vance Archer, Trent Berretta, Caylen Croft, Savannah, Courtney Taylor, Rosa Mendes, Yoshi-Tatsu and many more