Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn and Luke Hawx from Wildkat Wrestling announced on Thursday that the Revolution Rumble, Wildkat’s biggest wrestling event of the year, will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Pontchartrain Center.
Wildkat Wrestling relocated to the city of Kenner in June and a recent wrestling event held at Butch Duhe gym was sold out.
“Wildkat Wrestling is obviously attracting people to the city of Kenner to spend their money here and be part of this Kenner family,” Mayor Zahn said. “We look forward to a long future with this organization.”
Mayor Zahn also applauded the group’s work with the organization Lagniappe With Love to benefit special needs individuals.
Hawx, who grew up in Kenner and went to elementary school in the city, said he is excited about the partnership between Wildkat and Kenner.
“We plan on packing the Pontchartrain Center and putting on the biggest show southern Louisiana has had since the 1980s, and I couldn’t do it without the help of the mayor and the city of Kenner,” Hawx said. “I thank you guys for having us.”
Hawx said the Revolution Rumble features three Hall of Fame wrestlers, as well as local talent and wrestlers from all around the world. “And we are bringing them all right here to Kenner,” he said. The event also celebrates Wildkat Wrestling’s 8th anniversary.
Revolution Rumble will include Harlem Heat, MVP, Booker T. Stevie Ray, Honkey Tonk Man, Rob Van Dam, Psicosis, Pump Patrol and many others.
Zahn offered special thanks to Chad Pitfield and Diane Long, who head up Kenner’s Recreation Department, his administration, Visit Kenner, Fire Chief Keith Crimen, Police Chief Mike Glaser and the entire City Council – Gregory Carroll, Mike Sigur, Glenn Hayes, George Branigan, Brian Brennan, Tom Willmott and Kristi McKinney.
Tickets go on sale Friday morning, Aug. 23, and will be available on the Wildkat Sports website: www.wildkatsports.com.