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 […]

 Rich Howells

New song by Scranton’s Motionless In White featured in WWE event NXT TakeOver: Orlando

New song by Scranton’s Motionless In White featured in WWE event NXT TakeOver: Orlando

Scranton metal band Motionless In White is once again providing an official theme song for an NXT TakeOver event, this time in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 1. Growing since its inception in 2012, NXT is a developmental division of the WWE. Motionless In White was the first-ever NXT Loud artist, providing theme songs for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Micro Wrestling Federation brings midget wresting to Leonard Theater in Scranton on Dec. 16

Micro Wrestling Federation brings midget wresting to Leonard Theater in Scranton on Dec. 16

From a press release: All the fun and excitement of wrestling will come in a much smaller package when the Micro Wrestling Federation brings their live show to The Leonard Theater in downtown Scranton on Friday, Dec. 16. The event is 18+, and advance tickets are $15. Doors at The Leonard (335 Adams Ave., Scranton) […]

 Guest Contributor

Are Cirque du Soleil and Philadelphia wrestling promotion CHIKARA spiritual cousins?

Are Cirque du Soleil and Philadelphia wrestling promotion CHIKARA spiritual cousins?

Global juggernaut Cirque du Soleil has revolutionized the circus arts in the last three decades, but it had less lofty aspirations at its start. Street performer, accordionist, and fire-breather Guy Laliberté joined forces with Gilles Ste-Croix and Daniel Gauthier after leaving college, and the earliest incarnations of what would one day be Cirque started marching […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Superstar ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan performs one-man show at Radisson in Scranton on March 25

WWE Superstar ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan performs one-man show at Radisson in Scranton on March 25

From a press release: WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is one of the most popular American professional wrestlers of all time. People everywhere know his trademark 2×4, his battle cry of “HOOO!” and his “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” chant. He has sold out stadiums, headlined Pay-Per-Views, and is now bringing his own comical one-man show […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE smashes through Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on the ‘Road to Wrestlemania’ on March 20

WWE smashes through Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on the ‘Road to Wrestlemania’ on March 20

From a press release: This March, WWE Live comes through Wilkes-Barre once again on the “Road to Wrestlemania.” Anything can happen when Wrestlemania 32 looms near, just two weeks away from the show on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. If you missed the WWE when it came to the Mohegan Sun Arena at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

TNA Impact Wrestling takes over Sands Bethlehem Event Center Jan. 5-9 with live TV broadcast

TNA Impact Wrestling takes over Sands Bethlehem Event Center Jan. 5-9 with live TV broadcast

From a press release: Following the announcement that Impact Wrestling is moving to Pop beginning in 2016, Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling announced today that it will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center Jan. 5-9 for five action-packed nights of television events, beginning with the live broadcast debut of Impact Wrestling on Pop on […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: As professional wrestling takes its lumps, so does my childhood

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: As professional wrestling takes its lumps, so does my childhood

There were three absolute truths about me as a child: I loved superheroes, video games, and professional wrestling. If you know me at all, that has not changed one iota over the years. Sure, more interests have been integrated into my life, but that has only made me more lovable… or insufferable, depending on one’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley signing autographs and appearing at PPW event in Hazleton on Sept. 19

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley signing autographs and appearing at PPW event in Hazleton on Sept. 19

From a press release: It’s going to be a “nice day” in Hazleton when Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling brings legendary professional wrestler, turned multi-time best-selling author, turned stand-up comic/spoken word performer Mick Foley to town. The WWE Hall of Famer will be signing autographs and running the show at PPW Hard Knocks at Holy Family Academy […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Smackdown back at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 8

WWE Smackdown back at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 8

From a press release: After another successful WWE event in Wilkes-Barre on May 26, the wrestling entertainment company announced today that it’s bringing Smackdown back to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 8. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, the WWE Divas, and many more […]