WWE® Superstars John Cena® & Batista™, WWE® Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino™ and WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™ make up the largest WWE® presence ever at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 20-22. The list spans multiple generations with guests on
April 16, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Wizard World today announced that two WWE Superstars, a WWE Hall of Famer and two WWE Divas will appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 20-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™, WWE® Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino™ WWE® Superstars John Cena and Batista™ and are scheduled to greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops during one of Wizard World's flagship events.
The Bella Twins will appear on Friday, June 20, from 4:30-7 p.m.; Bruno Sammartino is set for Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Batista is scheduled for Saturday from 2-6 p.m.; and John Cena is slated for 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Final schedules for photo ops, autographs and panel programming (the Bella Twins and Batista will conduct Q&A sessions during their respective allotted times) will be released shortly. Tickets for all events are extremely limited.
"I always have a great time meeting the Cenation fans at Wizard World events," says Cena. "I can't wait to return to the 'City of Brotherly Love,' for Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con."
"I've always loved meeting the WWE Universe," says Batista. "Philadelphia has an incredible fan base, and I've heard so many great things about the Philadelphia Comic Con from my fellow WWE Superstars, so I can't wait to be a part of it! And with my upcoming appearance as Drax in Guardians Of The Galaxy, it makes this appearance all the more special as I get to see my co-stars Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker!"
The appearances of the five follow those of other WWE stars at recent Wizard World shows, including WWE® Superstars Sheamus®, Randy Orton®, WWE® Diva AJ Lee™ and others. It was also recently announced that Big Show® will make his Wizard World debut at Atlanta Comic Con in May.
"What an exciting partnership it's been so far in 2014 for Wizard World and WWE," said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. "We are thrilled to announce this set of five fantastic guests including current WWE Superstars John Cena and Batista, WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, and WWE Divas The Bella Twins! If you want to meet WWE Superstars, Divas and Hall of Famers, Wizard World is the place to be."
Top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con include David Boreanaz ("Bones," "Angel"), Nathan Fillion ("Castle," Serenity), Whoopi Goldberg ("The View," Sister Act), Christopher Lloyd ("Taxi," Back to the Future), Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who," Guardians of the Galaxy) and Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead," Boondock Saints).
It is the eighth of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.