PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2016 – Wrestling fans will have the rare opportunity to meet WWE® Superstars John Cena® and Sheamus™ and Divas The Bella Twins at Wizard World Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Cena will attend on Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; The Bellas will also be on site on Sunday, from 12:30-4 p.m.; and Sheamus will appear on Friday, June 3, from 4-7 p.m.
They will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A panels.
Cena is a 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, five-time U.S. Champion and record-setting Make-A-Wish granter. He’s won the Royal Rumble Match twice. He’s competed in 12 straight WrestleManias and counting, and – more than a decade into his tenure – he hasn’t slowed down a step. If you really can’t see John Cena at this point, chances are you simply aren’t looking.
With a red-hot temper that matches his fiery head of hair, Sheamus never backs down from a fight, and has never been in one he didn’t think he could win. Hailing from Dublin, the ginger-headed juggernaut brings to the ring a ferocious offensive style that harkens to his noble and heroic Celtic ancestors. Whether by upbringing or by birthright, this modern-day Irish warrior was fated for combat.
As one-half of the dazzling Bella Twins, Brie debuted on SmackDown in 2008, defeating her first opponent, Victoria, by way of “Twin Magic” – a move in which she and her identical sister, Nikki, secretly switched places during matches. In 2011, the sneaky tactic helped Brie defeat Eve to win the Divas Championship. Every bit as cunning as she is cute, this half-Mexican, half-Italian beauty, along with her doppelgänger, has truly blazed a path for female athletes to follow over the years, both inside and outside the squared circle.
If there’s a barrier to be broken or an accolade to be earned, Nikki Bella has done it, and done it with style. A self-admitted “tomboy” with a feminine side, Nikki originally planned to play professional soccer until a leg injury ended her career. From there, she followed her twin sister Brie’s lead into WWE. Unsuccessful in seizing spots in the 2006 WWE Raw Diva Search, The Bellas caught the eyes of execs and soon landed in FCW. Training for the competition they’d soon crush (while male WWE fans formed crushes on them), Nikki and her sibling made their way onto the main roster in 2008 and turned heads whenever they set foot inside the ring.
The four join an amazing lineup of superstar entertainers scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza, including Marvel movie standouts Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, David Duchovny (“The X-Files”), the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and “The Walking Dead” standout Norman Reedus, along with many other headliners.
Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Philadelphia Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD):
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com
) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com
), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com
), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.