Indie Wrestling News: WrestleCade announce massive main event to outshine returning WWE show
What's the story?
In preparation to go head-to-head against WWE'S Starrcade event, WrestleCade announced that two former WWE stars, Ryback and Jeff Jarrett, will face off in the main event of its show on November 25.
In case you didn't know...
WrestleCade is a three-day convention from Nov. 24-26 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There will be live wrestling every day, plus superstar signings, Q and As, and a fan fest on Saturday the 25th.
The event features a bunch of current and former wrestling legends, including Terry Funk, Mick Foley, and Bobby Lashley. Multiple people are set to hold different speaking engagements too, including Stevie Ray, Bruce Prichard, Ken Shamrock, and Jim Cornette. You can see a full schedule of events here.
The heart of the matter
On the second night of the three-day event, the "WrestleCade Super Show" is held, featuring a bunch of high-calibre matches.
The main event this year will be Ryback vs. Jeff Jarrett, a matchup of former WWE superstars.
This announcement comes as WWE prepares to host the return of Starrcade that same night in Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro and Winston-Salem are less than 30 miles away from each other, giving wrestling fans a tough choice on where to spend their money and time.
It'll be intriguing to see how the rest of the WrestleCade card shakes out. If more matches with name-brand people get announced, then it may sway some people away from Starrcade.
It is also unclear if WWE will stream Starrcade live on the WWE Network or not. If they do, then expect a lot more eyeballs to be on that event on Nov. 25.
I applaud WrestleCade's effort to draw people away from Starrcade. However, I'm not sure how many people are excited to see Ryback face Jeff Jarrett one-on-one. There's so much drama around Jarrett right now with the GFW legal issues, and Ryback isn't the special attraction he once was in WWE.
WrestleCade is a cool fan experience event, but if I was living in North Carolina that weekend, I'd spend my money on Starrcade.