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WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:35 am
by supersonic
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Confirmed Events



WWE
2018 Hall of Fame Ceremony - Friday, April 6, 2018 - Smoothie King Center
NXT Takeover: New Orleans - Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Smoothie King Center
WrestleMania 34 - Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Raw - Monday, April 9, 2018 - Smoothie King Center
SmackDown - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Smoothie King Center

Axxess Sessions - New Orleans Convention Center
Thursday, April 5 @ 6PM
Friday, April 6 @ 5PM
Saturday, April 7 @ 8AM
Saturday, April 7 @ 1PM
Saturday, April 7 @ 6PM
Sunday, April 8 @ 8AM
Supercard of Honor XII will emanate from the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA on Saturday April 7! Like last year’s history-making event, this event will feature high profile stars and very special matches for all of our fans around the world. At the time of announcement, we can confirm that stars from New Japan will take part in this event, and there will be the return of Festival of Honor, featuring all-day autograph signings, photo opportunities, trivia, and Q&A sessions with ROH stars. Much more to come later!
ROH Supercard of Honor XII tickets - http://www.rohwrestling.com/live/events ... orleans-la

WrestleCon events schedule - http://www.wrestlecon.com/tentative-schedule/

WrestleCon events tickets - http://www.wrestlecon.com/buy-tickets/

WWN events schedule/pricing - http://myemail.constantcontact.com/SHIN ... cPpxCRfVcs

WaleMania IV - Thursday, April 5

Wrestling Observer Live Mania Mailbag - Friday, April 6

Wrestling Observer Group Brunch - Sunday, April 8

Solomonster Sounds Off Meetup - Sunday, April 8

CURRENT LIVE SPECTACTOR EVENT SCHEDULE BY DATE

Thursday, April 5
GCW presents Matt Riddle's "Bloodsport" (WWN) - 3PM
Wlidkat Entertainment (WrestleCon) - 6PM
Evolve (WWN) - 8PM
WrestleCon SuperShow - 9:30PM
Beyond Wrestling (WWN) - 11:55PM

Friday, April 6
Progress (WWN) - 12PM
The Crash (WrestleCon) - 12PM
Rev Pro (WrestleCon) - 4PM
Evolve (WWN) - 4PM
WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony - 6:30PM
WWN SuperShow - 8PM
TNA/Impact vs. Lucha Underground (WrestleCon) - 9PM
Joey Janela's Spring Break II (WWN) - 11:55PM

Saturday, April 7
Pro Wrestling Revolver (WrestleCon) - 11AM
Progress (WWN) - 12PM
Main Event Mania - 3PM
Shimmer (WWN) 4PM
CZW (WrestleCon) - 4PM
NXT Takeover: New Orleans - evening
ROH Supercard of Honor XII - 7:30PM
Style Battle S1 Finale (WWN) - 8PM
House of Hardcore (WrestleCon) - hour after NXT
Kaiju Big Battel (WWN) - 11:55PM

Sunday, April 8
WWE WrestleMania 34 - 4:30PM

Monday, April 7
WWE Raw - 7PM

Tuesday, April 8
WWE SmackDown - 7PM

Tourism guides/suggestions:

Experience New Orleans!

Go NOLA

New Orleans: One of the World's Most Fascinating Cities

Visit New Orleans

Dining/Groceries:

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Smoothie King

Blaze Pizza

Mellow Mushroom

Whole Foods Market

Trader Joe's (groceries only)

Rouses Markets

Daisy Dukes

Little Tokyo (Mandeville)

Little Tokyo (New Orleans/Boute/Metarie)

La Provence (Lacombe)

Koi's Asian Kitchen (Slidell)

Toad Hollow Cafe (Covington)

The Cocoally Vegan's Guide to New Orleans

Sports:

Pelicans home games in April 2018
vs. Thunder - Sunday, April 1
vs. Grizzlies - Wednesday, April 4
vs. Spurs - Wednesday, April 11 (final date of the regular season)

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:58 am
by supersonic
Looking to arrange a couple things beyond WWE group tickets, but need to gauge interest levels.

First, I'll be using the Drury Inn again and wonder if I should request a group rate for multiple rooms. It's just a 15-minute walk from where WWE's live events will take place, and I enjoyed the approximate hour-long walk to WWN's events 3 years ago from the hotel. This hotel was also used by WrestleCon that year.

In addition, I am looking to gather a group for a documentary screening at a local AMC theater on Thursday, April 5 or Monday, April 9. I would possibly look to cover a significant amount of the funding (majority or possibly 100%) and see if those who put the documentary together could be present for an introduction and Q&A session. I won't say which documentary it is right now, for it's one that can be polarizing but affects all of us.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:54 pm
by supersonic
Updates:

Many hotels are now taking bookings through Wednesday, April 11, 2018. I have NOT yet fished around for group rates.

For now, I've settled on Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans - Convention Center based on walking proximity. With AAA rate, a 6-Night stay from April 5 to April 11 is $223.72 per night including taxes. (WrestleCon had 3 different hotels in 2014 that were a bit lower.)

WWE group ticket availability is still TBD. As a reminder, each individual ticket will have a $5 "convenience fee." This will be considerable savings both in hassle and money compared to buying on your own via Ticketmaster. But even more important, 100% of the "convenience fees" will be donated to carefully vetted nonprofit causes to be revealed at a later time.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:32 am
by supersonic
If you think you MIGHT be coming to New Orleans, then book your hotel NOW. The best deal already sold out and other locations are gouging their rates. Do NOT wait for me to find a good group rate.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:33 pm
by supersonic
April 12th: The WWNLive Experience will return to Wrestlemania weekend in New Orleans, LA in 2018. We have already confirmed the venue. It will be at the beautiful, spacious and first rate Pontchartrain Convention Center. We will have an official announcement in the upcoming months.
This is NOT the same location as 2014.

Pros: it cannot possibly be as fucking miserable of an wrestling show experience as Tulane University's McAlister Auditorium. No event can be as shitty as the final DGUSA branded card ever on the eve of WrestleMania XX either.

Cons: much less convenient location compared to Tulane, which was reasonable driving and walking distance. This 2018 venue is about a 30 minute drive and 4 hour walk from the 2014 venue.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:58 pm
by Takachulo
Seems a super nice place, and huge. According to their website it has "padded seating for 3,600". Most likely it will be configured for less, but getting tickets should be no problem.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:09 am
by powerfulmgp
Not being within walking distance the French Quarter 100% guarantees that i'm not seeing your show.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:13 pm
by MobbVanDam
Holy shit why do they insist on running so far away

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:23 am
by supersonic



Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:09 pm
by supersonic
Dining suggestions added to OP.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:55 am
by supersonic
Observer:
New Japan has been looking into locations for running over WrestleMania weekend in 2018 in New Orleans. ROH has booked a 5,000-seat building and one would think a New Japan show with the top names over Mania weekend should be able to sell that out.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:51 pm
by supersonic

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:42 pm
by themib
Apparently WWN are going to make an announcement about their Mania Weekend shows this weekend, which I think will be announcing PROGRESS coming back to do another show in New Orleans.

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:25 am
by supersonic

Re: WrestleMania 34 Weekend (New Orleans, LA)

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:06 am
by supersonic