Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling will be rescheduling a handful of events originally slated for WrestleMania weekend. Speculation has abound it’s due to Booker’s wife, and ROW business partner, Sharmell being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this weekend. The independent promotion was founded by Booker T in 2005. The promotion issued a statement across social media on Monday evening:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are rescheduling the Texas Showdown Event, Texas Legends & Sherri Martel Classic,” Reality of Wrestling’s statement read. “The new dates will be announced once we have rescheduled and confirmed with talent. All tickets will be refunded through Eventbrite within the next few days. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to putting on these great events at a future date.”
Reality of Wrestling’s Texas Showdown show scheduled for Thursday was promoting a six-man tag team main event featuring Charlie Haas, Booker and Booker’s former World Tag Team Championship partner Rob Van Dam. Meanwhile, Friday’s Texas Showdown show was promoting a cage match main event featuring Charlie Haas defending the SWE Heavyweight Championship against Tim Storm. Plus, Gino Medina vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. Booker T had been promoted for Friday’s show, however with WrestleMania being a two night event for the third year in a row, this ended up putting WWE’s Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday evening following WWE SmackDown.
The Sherri Martel Classic was scheduled for Saturday. The lineup for the 16-women tournament included VertVixen, AQA, Heather Monroe, and others.
The Texas Legends event was a fan convention scheduled to be held on Sunday. The roster of attendees announced included WWE Executive and wrestling Podcaster Bruce Prichard, as well as, another fellow Texan and WWE Hall of Famer John Layfield.
The shows were scheduled to be held at Southern Junction Texas. The nightclub is located in Irvin, Texas, a city northwest of Dallas. The venue is not scheduled to host any other pro wrestling events during WrestleMania week.
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