Rich Howells

From wrestling to music, Back Breakers Training Center in Scranton now hosting all-ages concerts

From wrestling to music, Back Breakers Training Center in Scranton now hosting all-ages concerts

Art galleries and old storefronts have served as music venues for Scranton shows for decades, so why not a professional wrestling training facility? Located just on the outskirts of the downtown area, Back Breakers Training Center (1008 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) trains athletes for the big time in a 16×16-foot wrestling ring and hosts wrestling […]

 Corey Kime

Karl Anderson talks Finn Balor and Wilkes-Barre ‘WWE Ride Along’ before Mohegan Sun Arena match on Jan. 26

Karl Anderson talks Finn Balor and Wilkes-Barre ‘WWE Ride Along’ before Mohegan Sun Arena match on Jan. 26

This time last year, pro wrestlers Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows became the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions during the Royal Rumble pre-show, but they ended up losing the title to the Hardy Boyz at WrestleMania 33 a few months later. Now, after turning face as Finn Bálor’s surprise tag team partners on Jan. 1, […]

 Corey Kime

INTERVIEW: Honky Tonk Man tells WWE stories and ‘dirty secrets’ at Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

INTERVIEW: Honky Tonk Man tells WWE stories and ‘dirty secrets’ at Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

A week before WWE Live returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, a WWE pro wrestler from the past who is still hailed as the “greatest intercontinental champion of all time” will bring a different kind of show to the Scranton Comedy Club at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Thursday, Jan. 18 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ECPW Rock & Wrestling takes over Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Jan. 19

ECPW Rock & Wrestling takes over Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Jan. 19

From a press release: Music and wrestling have long been intertwined, so for the first time ever, three local heavy metal bands and two underground rap artists will perform in between the high-flying, action-packed excitement of East Coast Professional Wrestling at ECPW Rock & Wrestling at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Jan. 19 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man rolls one-man show into Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man rolls one-man show into Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18

From a press release: A week before WWE Live returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, the Honky Tonk Man, a former WWE pro wrestler and self-proclaimed “greatest intercontinental champion of all time,” will bring his one-man show of stories and opinions to the new Scranton Comedy Club at the Ramada Inn in Clarks […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Live returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre before Royal Rumble on Jan. 26

WWE Live returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre before Royal Rumble on Jan. 26

From a press release: Following “WWE Monday Night Raw’s” long-awaited return to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza earlier this year and a sold-out 900th episode of “WWE SmackDown Live” featuring The Undertaker’s return in 2016, World Wrestling Entertainment will return to Wilkes-Barre just days before the Royal Rumble with “WWE Live” on Friday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ted ‘Million Dollar Man’ DiBiase documentary ‘Price of Fame’ screens in NEPA theaters on Nov. 7

Ted ‘Million Dollar Man’ DiBiase documentary ‘Price of Fame’ screens in NEPA theaters on Nov. 7

From a press release: Ted DiBiase is known by scores of fans as the “Million Dollar Man,” the larger-than-life character that helped launch pro-wrestling into the international spotlight and one of the greatest villains in pro-wrestling history. But the price of fame took DiBiase away from his family and into an egocentric world of self-fulfillment […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival in Old Forge and Powerbomb.TV

The NEPA Scene Podcast is back in a new location with new co-hosts and a fresh format, conducting the same honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about Northeastern Pennsylvania that the show has become known for, covering local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to the area. Recorded and produced every week by Internet […]

 Rich Howells

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

Break the Barrier indie wrestling festival smashes into GSW Arena in Old Forge on June 11

“WWE SmackDown Live” sold out the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township last year (with “WWE Monday Night Raw” coming back this June), and smaller promotions like Big Time Wrestling have stopped in the area over the years (like those classic CYC matches), so it’s safe to say that wrestling is as […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘WWE Monday Night Raw’ returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre for 1st time in 8 years on June 5

‘WWE Monday Night Raw’ returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre for 1st time in 8 years on June 5

From a press release: For the first time in eight years, “WWE Monday Night Raw” will take over the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. The flagship wrestling show is part of the longest-running episodic television program on cable TV and airs live on Mondays at […]

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