Dean Ambrose, Goldust, Jerry Lawler, Rhyno, and more wrestle at PNC Field in Moosic on Aug. 18
From a press release:
While the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are playing an away game on Sunday, Aug. 18, several classic and modern pro wrestling stars will take over PNC Field in Moosic for a live wrestling event and meet and greet.
The Triple-A minor league baseball team and Northeast Wrestling will present Wrestling Under the Stars with former WWE Superstars Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose), Dustin Rhodes (Goldust), Enzo and Cass, Rhyno, and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
All Elite Wrestling star and Northeast Wrestling Champion Darby Allin, Renee Young, Teddy Long, Brad Hollister, Wrecking Ball Legursky, and Scranton’s own “Mint” Mike Mitchell are also scheduled to appear.
The gates at PNC Field (235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic) will open at 2 p.m. with an autograph session with all the stars. The first match is set for 5 p.m.
The $75 ringside ticket also includes a photo in the ring with a wrestler chosen by Northeast Wrestling after the show. Pre-order meet and greet items now at northeastwrestling.com or purchase items at the event. For more details, see the Facebook event page.
Jonathan Good, 33, is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling, where he performs under the ring name Jon Moxley. He also makes appearances in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is the current IWGP United States Champion in his first reign. He is best known for his time with WWE, where he performed as Dean Ambrose from 2011 to 2019. He is also known for his work on the independent circuit as Jon Moxley between 2004 and 2011 and worked for various promotions, including Full Impact Pro, Combat Zone Wrestling, and Dragon Gate USA, winning the FIP World Heavyweight Championship once and the CZW World Heavyweight Championship twice.
After signing with WWE as Dean Ambrose, Good competed in their developmental territories Florida Championship Wrestling and NXT until 2012. He joined the main roster in November 2012 as a member of The Shield with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Ambrose won his first championship in WWE while in the group, the United States Championship, with his 351-day reign being the longest under the WWE banner. Following The Shield’s breakup, Ambrose went on to become a one-time WWE Champion, a three-time Intercontinental Champion, and a two-time Raw Tag Team Champion (with Rollins). He was also the 2016 Money in the Bank ladder match winner, cashing in his contract on Rollins later that night to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Upon winning the Raw Tag Team Championship in August of 2017, Ambrose became the 27th Triple Crown Champion and the 16th Grand Slam Champion.
Dustin Runnels, 50, is best known for his multiple tenures with WWE from 1995 to 2019 as the enigmatic, flamboyant, and sexually ambiguous character Goldust. He currently performs for All Elite Wrestling under the ring name Dustin Rhodes. The son of the late WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and the half-brother of fellow wrestler Cody Rhodes, he is also known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
Between WWE and WCW, Runnels has won 23 total championships. In WCW, he was a two-time United States Heavyweight Champion, a one-time Six-Man Tag Team Champion, and a two-time World Tag Team Champion. In WWE, he is a three-time Intercontinental Champion, nine-time Hardcore Champion, one-time World Tag Team Champion, and two-time WWE Tag Team Champion. Runnels has also appeared in the second-most Royal Rumble matches at 13.
Northeast Wrestling is an independent professional wrestling promotion that has promoted events since 1996. It is currently owned and operated by promoter Mike Lombardi and is one of the top independent wrestling promotions in the Northeastern United States, working with names like A.J. Styles, Bam Bam Bigelow, Billy Gunn, Bret Hart, Booker T, Christian, Emma, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Jerry Lawler, Kevin Nash, Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, and Viscera over the years as well as many up-and-comers in the independent wrestling circuit.
Learn more about local pro wrestler Mike Mitchell in Episode 69 of the NEPA Scene Podcast, where he and “The Man” Johnny Moran talk about wrestling at PNC Field; tag teaming as The ExerGuys and playing bad guys versus good guys; training at Back Breakers Training Center in Scranton with Justyn Glory, The Sanctuary in Hazleton, and House of Hardcore with Tommy Dreamer; wrestling up and down the East Coast with big promotions and pro wrestling stars; the state of pro wrestling today; how they stay in shape; and more: