A city that has not hosted a WWE Entertainment spectacle the parade of current and former wrestlers that come to Niagara Falls could fill a couple of Wrestlemanias.
There was a former WWE store located on Clifton Hill, bringing main celebrities to town frequently. There’s also the Niagara Falls Comic Con, which has included famous wrestlers like Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair and Bret Hart in the past -and will welcome The Undertaker this year.
There are also special occasions like trivia nights hosted by Brutus (The Barber) Beefcake, Wrestlemania viewing parties with The Brooklyn Brawler, and on May 15 Beers with Hacksaw Jim Duggan at the Grand Central Bar & Grill located on Queen Street.
It’s just what it says It’s a private evening for one or two pints of beer with the WWE Hall of Famers. There are only 50 tickets available that include an autographed picture along with a beer ticket and a selfie. There are VIP tickets — which are limited to 15 and include early entry as well as an evening meal in a pub with Duggan.
The recent events were organized in the hands of Niagara Falls Comic Con owners Chris Dabrowski and James Ponce.
“We’re very lucky to have a wonderful connection with so many WWE legends like Hacksaw,” says Ponce an avid WWE fan. “They enjoy visiting the Falls and getting to meet their fans in a private environment. It’s an experience that is different unlike what you’d normally get and truly gives fans something unique.
“It’s not often you can be able to rub shoulders with an WWE Hall of Famers in a public venue.”
While he didn’t ever win the title belt in his career, Duggan is one of the more well-known WWE superstars during the latter part of the ’80s and into the early 1990s. Duggan was the inaugural winner in one of the WWE’s most prestigious events that was The Royal Rumble, in 1988.