Podcast luminary Conrad Thompson has recently verified to Fightful Select that the sixth installment of the renowned wrestling convention, Starrcast, is officially slated to take place in the buzzing city of Chicago, Illinois.
The three-day event, scheduled from September 1st to September 3rd, will join a sequence of exhilarating wrestling spectacles occurring during the first week of September. Thompson and his team have been diligently working behind the scenes for months, diligently crafting the layout for Starrcast VI.
However, the final touches to the event's blueprint were kept on hold until the specifications about All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) prime event, All Out, were publicly disclosed.
AEW All Out: Chicago Showdown
AEW broke the news during the recent AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door event, which took place this past Sunday, affirming that All Out is set to be staged at the United Center in Chicago on September 3rd.
AEW's presence in the "Windy City" isn't new; it hosted the inaugural "Collision" on June 17th earlier this month. While the lineup for All Out remains unconfirmed, fans can look forward to the All In event scheduled for August 27th at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, England.
The much-anticipated Starrcast convention, conceived by Thompson in 2018, is making its triumphal return for the second consecutive year following a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. While Chicago is privileged to host Starrcast for the third time, the convention has journeyed across the country to locales such as Nevada, Maryland, and Tennessee in the past.
Last year, Starrcast V coincided with WWE's SummerSlam premium live event, spreading over a three-day extravaganza from July 29th to July 31st. The event offered an eclectic mix of streaming broadcasts, gracing fans with appearances from renowned wrestling personalities such as Saraya, Johnny Gargano, and the iconic Ric Flair.
The wrestling convention's climactic point was undeniably the Ric Flair's Last Match event, hosted by Jim Crockett Promotions, where Flair and Andrade El Idolo claimed a thrilling victory over Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.
With such rich history and fanfare, this year's Starrcast promises to be another monumental event in the wrestling calendar.