Sting, the iconic pro wrestling legend, continues to defy age and captivate audiences with his performances in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). While he has expressed that his time in the spotlight is nearing its end, it has been confirmed that he will be headlining a monumental event in Israel.
The Global Pro Wrestling Summit, scheduled to take place at Jerusalem's Pais Arena on September 14th, has revealed its star-studded lineup, featuring not only Sting but also WWE Hall of Famers Rob Van Dam and Rikishi.
Unforgettable Wrestling Spectacle in Israel!
The Global Pro Wrestling Summit aims to create an unforgettable experience for the expected crowd of 11,000 fans who will fill the state-of-the-art Pais Arena. This event marks a significant milestone as it is the first major professional wrestling showcase in Israel since World Wrestling Entertainment's momentous appearance in 1994, where enthusiastic audiences packed the venues.
The summit seeks to celebrate the diverse and dynamic styles of professional wrestling from around the world. Fans can expect to witness the electrifying entertainment of American Pro Wrestling, the vibrant characters and astonishing acrobatics of Mexican Lucha Libre, the power and precision of British wrestling, the representation of wrestling's rich Samoan dynasty through the powerful Polynesian style, the no-nonsense striking and submission grappling of Japanese Strong style, and the incredible talent of the women's division and Jr.
Heavyweight division. Among the announced talent, Sting will serve as an Ambassador, bringing his vast experience and status as a beloved figure in the industry to help introduce the world's greatest pro wrestling talents to Jerusalem.
Also joining the lineup is Rob Van Dam, a decorated performer known for his innovative extreme offense and carefree attitude. Rikishi, another Hall of Famer and member of the renowned Samoan Dynasty, will also be present to help fans celebrate this extraordinary gathering of wrestling talent.
In addition to Sting, Van Dam, and Rikishi, the event will feature other notable performers. Vikingo, who has been setting the wrestling scene ablaze with his thrilling performances, will showcase his mind-blowing aerial maneuvers.
Seleziya, the first Iraqi-born female pro wrestler, represents the strength and global reach of the women's division. Israeli tag team Shay Blanco and Idan Boulder intend to issue an open challenge, aiming to prove that Israel boasts exceptional wrestling talent deserving of international recognition.
Furthermore, the Global Pro Wrestling Summit has unveiled several exciting matches, including the crowning of the inaugural Jr. Heavyweight Champion in a three-way dance featuring Vikingo, the legendary Ultimo Dragon, and former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London.
Another thrilling three-way dance will see Rob Van Dam, Frankie Kazarian, and Psycho Clown engage in a no-holds-barred fight to the finish. The event will also feature the first-ever Holy Land Rumble, a Royal Rumble-style match-up involving fifteen of Israel's finest homegrown talents.
The victor of this match will earn the opportunity to challenge for the GPWS world championship in their respective weight division. Competitors such as Rixon Ruas, Yuval Goldschmit, Ben Rozin, and The White Leopard have already been confirmed.
Additionally, the Global Pro Wrestling Summit will witness the return of Oleg Prudius (formerly known as "Koslov"), representing Ukraine, and "Green Beret" Tom Howard, the top American performer in Japan's Zero-One promotion, known for his legendary battles with Shinya Hashimoto.
Davey Boy Smith Jr., hailing from England, will showcase his powerhouse style in the ring. While the matches involving these high-impact, strong-style competitors are yet to be announced, it is clear that the Global Pro Wrestling Summit in Jerusalem will be an awe-inspiring extravaganza, showcasing the best of the wrestling world and leaving an indelible mark on the fans in attendance.