Star City House Party

  • July 20, 2024 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Kazim Shriners

    628 Campbell Avenue Southwest
    Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Ticket Price $10.00-$50.00 Buy Tickets
Description

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Star City House Party

Prepare for an event like no other! Star City House Party is not just a festival, it's a Pro wrestling experience. Situated in the heart of the star city, Roanoke, Virginia, this event will be held at the illustrious Kazim Shriners 

Pro Wrestling in Roanoke 

Roanoke, Virginia, has a rich and vibrant history in the realm of traditional pro wrestling, serving as a pivotal location in the Mid-Atlantic wrestling circuit, especially during the territory days of the sport. The city's connection to wrestling dates back to the 1950s and 1960s when it began hosting events that would eventually become part of the fabric of its cultural and entertainment landscape.

The Roanoke Civic Center (now known as the Berglund Center) played a central role in this history. Opened in 1971, it became a key venue for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW), which was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). This period was characterized by regional promotions that toured specific areas, and Roanoke was a hotbed for wrestling fans who would flock to see their favorite stars battle it out in the ring.

Wrestling legends such as Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, the Hardy Boyz, and many others graced the rings in Roanoke, leaving an indelible mark on the local wrestling scene. These events were not just matches; they were epic narratives of good versus evil, athleticism, and showmanship, deeply engrained in the memories of those who witnessed them.

During the 1980s, the wrestling world began to change with the rise of national promotions, most notably the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). However, Roanoke continued to be a significant stop for wrestling tours, maintaining its status as a beloved venue for wrestling events and its fans' passion for the sport.

The legacy of traditional pro wrestling in Roanoke is not only preserved through the memories of its long-time fans but also celebrated in local wrestling events that continue to draw crowds. Independent promotions and wrestling schools in the area keep the spirit alive, paying homage to the city's storied past while nurturing new talent to carry forward its wrestling heritage.

Roanoke's contribution to the wrestling world is a testament to the city's enduring love for the sport, marking it as an essential chapter in the broader history of American pro wrestling.

Venue

The Kazim Shriners, a venue known for its historic charm and magnetic ambiance, serves as the perfect backdrop for this unique event. Nestled in the heart of Roanoke, Virginia, it offers an ideal setting for a day of excitement and entertainment.

Join the Party 

In a special homage to the legends of yesteryear, Star City House Party is proud to announce appearances by WWE Hall of Famers, the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and Roanoke's own Tony Atlas. Their presence links the golden age of wrestling to the present day, providing fans with a rare opportunity to honor the icons who have shaped the industry. DiBiase and Atlas, with their storied careers and contributions to wrestling, embody the spirit and passion that Roanoke has for this sport, making their participation a cornerstone of the event's appeal.

But Star City House Party isn't just a walk down memory lane. It sets the stage for the legends and superstars of today and the emerging local talent destined to become the future of wrestling. By showcasing a dynamic roster that spans generations, the event underlines the continuous thread of wrestling excellence that runs through Roanoke's veins. It's a celebration of wrestling's evolution, from the gritty, compelling storytelling of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling days to the high-octane spectacle of modern pro wrestling.

 

Don't miss out on the Star City House Party, a festival that takes wrestling to a whole new level. We can't wait to see you there!

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Date & Time

Sat, Jul 20, 2024 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

Kazim Shriners

628 Campbell Avenue Southwest
Roanoke, Virginia 24016 Kazim Shriners
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