Tampa, Fl November 18, 2010

Revved up engines, hard hitting body slams, a star filled show to fit the bill and you have Florida Championship Wrestling’s debut at Harley Davidson of Brandon. The superstars of FCW roll into town on Friday, November 19th and they’re bringing a few special guests along the way, WWE Superstars CM Punk and Beth Phoenix. Both Superstars will be on hand to meet and sign autographs for fans prior to the evenings Supershow along with over ten WWE Superstars and Divas.

Since joining World Wrestling Entertainment in 2006, CM Punk has reigned as the ECW Champion, WWE World Tag Team Champion, Intercontinental Champion and World Champion. Punk has since carved a niche as one of the most controversial personalities in the WWE today. The Chicago native can now be seen every Monday Night on WWE “Monday Night Raw” on the USA Network. Beth Phoenix has become a household name within the WWE’s Diva division having captured the company’s Women’s Championship on three different occasions. Phoenix, also known as “The Glamazon” can be seen every Friday Night on WWE’s “Friday Night Smackdown” on the SyFy Network. “This will be our biggest event of the year so it only makes since to bring in two of the most recognizable names in the WWE today” said FCW President Steve Keirn.

The event, dubbed the “Seminole Hard Rock Hog Wild Tour” will be the first foray for the company at Brandon Harley Davidson. As a matter of fact, unlike most venues for the wrestling promotion, this show will be held outdoors. Fans in attendance will be treated to live music and various vendors in what some might call a festival like atmosphere. “When the men and women of FCW step inside that ring, they feed off the energy from the fans. Now when you take a show like this and mix it with Harley Davidson plus an outdoor setting, there’s a much different feel then what we’ve become used to and that’s a good thing. I have no doubt that it’s going to be very exciting for both our fans and our wrestlers” said Keirn. “Truth be told, this is a historical show for Florida Championship Wrestling and I’m extremely proud to have my name attached to it.”

Eight big matches are scheduled for FCW’s Brandon Harley Davidson debut which will feature stars from WWE’s RAW, Smackdown NXT Seasons 2 and 3, the FCW Divas and Heavyweight Champion Mason Ryan. “I can’t wait for this show!” said Brandon resident Timothy Baiden. “I’ve been a wrestling fan for nineteen years now and I’ve probably gone to hundreds of shows but this will be my first time going to an FCW show. I’m really looking forward to meeting CM Punk, Beth Phoenix and seeing the FCW Superstars in the ring.”

Starting at 5:30 pm fans can enter the Seminole Hard Rock fan fest which features 4 autograph stages, Wiley Fox in Concert, Harley Davidson photo booth, exhibitors, concessionaires and much More. All proceeds from beer sales benefit the Angelus. The event is sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock, Harley-Davidson of Brandon, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Imprinted Warehouse, TBT, Born to Ride, Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, Barnacles, The Rack, Dallas Bull and the Dallas Bull.

FCW rolls into Brandon Harley Davidson located at 9841 E. Adamo Drive on Friday, November 19th. Bell Time is 7:30pm. Gold Circle Ticket Holders will be admitted to the show at 5pm and will receive access to the autograph session from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Gold Circle Ticket Autograph Seekers will also receive a free 4×6 picture with CM Punk and be limited to two autographed items per person. General Admission/Reserved Ticket Holders will be admitted to the show at 5:30pm. General Admission/Reserved Ticket Autograph seekers will receive access to the autograph session from 6:30pm-7:30pm and be limited to one autograph per person. Tickets start as low as $15 for kids and range from $20 to $35 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at Buddy’s Home Furnishings locations in Tampa (6608 E. Adamo Dr), Seffner (11766 M.L. King Blvd), and Plant City (408 E. Baker St.) and The FCW Arena (4535 S. Dale Mabry Hwy). Tickets are also available at

About FCW Wrestling

For nearly half a century, Florida Championship Wrestling has been the Sunshine State’s primary wrestling promotion providing a home for such wrestling legends as “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, The Brisco Brothers and Gordon Solie. Officially sanctioned and reorganized by the WWE during the summer of 2007, FCW has also become the training ground for future WWE Superstars. According to the promotion’s written objective, it seeks to give fans a glimpse at the potential Superstars of tomorrow while providing exciting ring action that leaves the entire family with smiles on their faces. To date, over fifty men and women have gone on to WWE’s Raw, Smackdown or NXT Television brands. “It might sound corny but when you see so many stars leave FCW and move up to one of the WWE brands, it’s a proud feeling. It’s like watching your kids graduate and you want them to go on to reach their maximum potential” said Keirn. Names that have come from FCW include Sheamus, The Nexus, Smackdown Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, The Nexus, Kofi Kingston, Ted DiBiase, The Usos, Primo Colon, Ezekiel Jackson, The Bella Twins, Evan Bourne, Tiffany, Alicia Fox, Trent Berretta, Caylen Croft, Yoshi-Tatsu and many more. The company holds weekly shows at their home location dubbed the “FCW Arena” in Tampa, FL every Thursday night along with tapings for their weekly television show. Their Television show can be seen every week on Brighthouse Cable Channel 47 every Sunday at 6pm. Nearly every weekend, the group travels to such cities as Brandon providing live events for fans who can’t make it to the arena on Thursday nights. “It’s all about getting exposure for Florida Championship Wrestling and the men and women who work under its banner. My goal is to give fans all across the state of Florida the chance to see firsthand, the future of the WWE and be a part of history in the process.”

About The Angelus

The Angelus is a “place to live, to love, to learn”. It is home for severely handicapped persons who are not able to care for some are deaf, some are mentally retarded, some have normal intelligence, but all understand and need kindness and love themselves. All of the residents and students have cerebral palsy and all use wheelchairs. Some are non-verbal, some are blind,

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


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